Microsoft Teams is about to make it easier to assign tags to people

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Updated March 30, 2021: This piece has been updated to reflect that the new feature allows app developers to programmatically manage tags through integrations.

What you need to know

  • Support for developers assigning people to tags through integrations is coming to Microsoft Teams.
  • The feature is in development and could arrive as soon as June of this year.
  • The feature would make it easier to assign people to tags within Microsoft Teams through integrations.

Microsoft Teams will soon make it easy to ping a specific group of people within a channel. An upcoming feature allows app developers to programmatically assign users to tags within a team. With people easily assigned to tags through integrations, a person can then mention a tag within a channel to ping that specific group of people.

Here's the full description from the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab):

This set of APIs can be used to programmatically assign users tags in a team, making tag creation and maintenance faster and easier. Tags in Teams let users quickly reach a group of people without having to @mention or type out everyone individually. Users can use tags to start a chat or by @mentioning a tag in a channel post. For more information on tag in teams, see Using tags in Teams. Using these new APIs, developers can now: create tags in a team and assign users, get a list of tags in a team, update tags or delete tags.

As is the case with all features on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, its release date is subject to change.

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3 Comments
  • This feature is a set of API's. The API will allow app developers to programmatically manage tags for their integrations, not add tags to the Teams platform. Tags already exist in Teams. So not sure why this is new.
  • The post has been updated accordingly.
  • We already use tags for group of people for months