Four more reasons to love apps in Microsoft Teams
This post is originally published on Microsoft Teams Blog articles
Thanks to the integrated search in the app store flyout, it has never been easier to find the exact app that you’re looking for. When you click the “…” on the Teams app bar, you’ll see a grid of apps and can simply type the app name that you’re looking for into the search bar. You can also search apps that support messaging extensions by clicking the “…” in the message bar , and searching for your app - only those apps that support message extensions will appear here.
Choosing the right app to use shouldn’t be a stressful process – there are a few important details that you want to know before deciding to add that app. The updated app install flow provides app data connection details, privacy and permissions, rich visual screenshots of the app, how it can be used in Teams, and much more – all from the "add” screen for that app, which is made available anywhere you can add an app in Teams (for example in the app store, or by clicking the “+” at the top of a channel).
Now that you’ve added that app that you can’t live without, you may want to use it in multiple places in Teams without having to go through the process of finding it again and again. Fortunately, when you add an app in Teams, that app can be easily added anywhere you work. Just add it once (from the app store, for example) and you’ll then find that app available to pin to the top of channels or chats, as well as on the “…” on your Teams app bar.
Pinning apps to relevant channels or chats is a great way to rally a team around a particular app. But personal apps don’t neatly align to a particular channel or chat, so you will soon be able to pin these personal apps right (well, actually left ) where you can readily access them – on the Teams app bar. Simply find the app, right-click the icon, and select “pin”. Even after you navigate away, the app icon will remain so you can easily return to it.