4 ways to add apps to Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams offers a number of ways to integrate the tools you already use into your communication platform. With such a degree of flexibility, it’s hard to argue that you’re getting the most out of Microsoft Teams without integrating with other apps. For one thing, it helps improve overall productivity. Additionally, apps in Microsoft Teams add to the convenience factor as well.
Currently, there are four ways to add apps to Teams. The first is to add apps from the left side of Teams. Go to “Apps” on the lower left corner. Here you can browse though the categories or look for a specific app via the search bar. Once you’ve found the app you’re looking for, you can look at the subsection under the app. This will specify how the app functions within Microsoft Teams. Afterwards, it’s as simple as hitting the “Add” button. However, there may be times when you can’t install certain apps. Team owners can restrict who can add apps.
You can also add apps via tabs. Go to your channel, group chat or a one-on-one conversation. Select the + button. An “Add a tab” window will pop up. Choose the app you want to add and save. Some apps like SharePoint would ask you to add specific files to a tab.
The third way to add an app is by adding app notifications to a channel. You can add in app notifications to a channel through a “Connector”. Go to a channel of your choosing and select the three dots. Select “Connectors” and add an app. You can tweak notification settings for already added apps by clicking the “Configure” button.
Finally, you can add apps from your messaging area as well. Some of the apps will let you add content from the app directly into messages. Select the three dots under the message box. Choose the app from the available list, if any. Additionally, you can add apps by typing @ in the message box and selecting “Get bots”. You can use bots to get answers, updates and assistance when you interact with them in channels or even one-on-one conversations.