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Microsoft Teams rolling out option to pin messages in chats

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Microosft Teams iOS and Surface (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams is gaining the option to pin messages within channels.
  • The feature is rolling out gradually now.
  • Pinned posts stay within a shortcut in the channel info section.

Microsoft Teams is gaining the option to pin messages within channels (via OnMSFT. The feature makes it easier to find important messages, as pinned content stays within a shortcut in the channel info section of Teams. The feature is rolling out gradually, so you might not see the option yet.

Pinning messages is available on competing platforms, such as Slack, and makes it easy to find important messages or announcements within a channel. Even though Microsoft Teams is designed to reduce clutter, it's still easy to lose an important message as new messages and threads appear.

Mike Tholfsen, manager on the Microsoft EDU team, recently shared a video on how to pin messages in Microsoft Teams. The process is fairly straightforward:

  1. Click the ... menu on a message (the same menu that allows you to react with emoji)
  2. Select Pin.
  3. Confirm the action by selecting Pin.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.