This post delves into the simple but useful feature in Microsoft Teams Chat around pinning and hiding Chats. Specifically, we’ll look at how to pin and hide chats. These are valuable features to help streamline your workspace, focus on important conversations, and maintain a clear, distraction-free environment. Let’s explore these features on both desktop and mobile devices.
Pinning a Chat on Desktop:
Step 1: Open Microsoft Teams and navigate to the “Chat” section on the left sidebar.
Step 2: Find the chat you want to pin from your list of recent chats.
Step 3: Hover over the chat, right-click and select “Pin” from the drop-down menu. The chat will now appear at the top of your chat list for easy access.
Hiding a Chat on Desktop:
Step 1: In the “Chat” section, find the chat you want to hide.
Step 2: Right-click on the chat and select “Hide” from the drop-down menu. The chat will be removed from your recent chat list but can still be accessed through search.
Pinning a Chat on Mobile:
Step 1: Open the Microsoft Teams app and tap on the “Chat” tab at the bottom.
Step 2: Find the chat you want to pin and swipe left on it.
Step 3: Tap on the “Pin” button. The chat will now appear at the top of your chat list.
Hiding a Chat on Mobile:
Step 1: In the “Chat” tab, find the chat you want to hide.
Step 2: Swipe left on the chat and tap on “Hide.” The chat will disappear from your recent list, but you can still find it using the search function.
Additional Tips and Insights:
- Unpinning and Unhiding Chats: To unpin a chat, follow the same steps as pinning but select “Unpin.” Similarly, to unhide a chat, use the search function to find the chat, then select “Unhide” from the chat settings.
- Using Search Function: The search function in Microsoft Teams is very powerful. Use it to find hidden chats or to locate specific messages within a chat.
- Archiving Chats: As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, Microsoft Teams does not have a direct feature to archive chats. However, hiding a chat can serve a similar purpose, removing it from your immediate view but keeping it accessible if needed.
- Chat Notifications: Remember, even if you hide a chat, you’ll still receive notifications for new messages in that chat. To stop receiving notifications, you can mute the chat.
Maintaining an organized chat environment in Microsoft Teams can significantly enhance your productivity and focus. By effectively pinning and hiding chats, you can customize your workspace to suit your needs. Stay tuned for more insights on making the most of your Microsoft Teams experience!