Windows 11 Previews have been rolling out to Windows Insider for some time now. The latest preview adds support for Microsoft Teams Chat. You can send and receive messages from any of your devices via DMs, SMS, or emails and you can send them to people who don’t have Teams installed.
The new Teams chat icon will be placed on the taskbar, giving you a pop-up that expands into a full experience if you press the “Open Microsoft Teams” button.
Windows 11 will sync your Skype and Outlook contacts on its own, but the jury is still out on whether your old Skype conversations will be displayed. You can chat with someone using a phone number or an email id. You can also add people to group chats using shared links. Video and audio calling functionality will arrive at a later date.
Your chats automatically sync between Windows 11, the iOS app, and the Android app. It also works between Linux and macOS. As with all other widgets, the new chat icon will be prominently displayed on the taskbar, giving you easy access to quickly set up and start chats.
Microsoft will update the preview with more features like video and audio calling, presence and status, screen sharing, offline mode, and more.