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MC390416: Teams Chat with self

Updated July 20, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users will now be able to chat with themselves. All the same chat functionality that works for chatting with others will work for the individual chatting with themselves. They will be able to start a chat with themselves by typing their full name in the To: field when creating a new chat. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88066.

Users can send themselves notes, messages, files and images/videos; helping them stay organized.

MC390416: Teams Chat with self

When this will happen

We will begin rolling out mid June and expect to complete by late September (previously late June).

How this will affect your organization

The user will now be able to send themselves messages the same way they would with anyone else.

Previously, the user wasn’t able to directly send themselves messages. There were workarounds, however, where a user could start a meeting with themselves and utilize the meeting chat as a self chat. Another workaround was if everyone in a group chat left, and the user was there alone. These will continue being part of the experience, but they are different from a chat with self.

A chat with self allows the user to type in their name in the To field when creating a new chat, and have a conversation with themselves. They can also access chatting with themselves from their people card.

What you need to do to prepare

You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC390416
Published: 09 June 2022
Updated: 20 July 2022

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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