Here’s how to attach app to your Microsoft Team
How to Apps to link Microsoft’s Teams collaboration tool is an essential component of any business application strategy. This application hosts not only your conversations and conference calls but also the snippets of employees’ actual tasks. The critical element of Teams is its flexibility, using it to host other applications and services and creating conversations around them. Microsoft Teams has been designed to work with SharePoint components. But the advantage of teams is that there are different ways to link applications to the platform from bots in a channel to tabs that link directly to any online content or services.
Here are the steps on how you can do that:
1. Add apps from the left side of Teams
Go to Apps on the left of Teams, then search for the app or browse the app categories to find new ones.
Select the app you want and a description screen will open. Take a moment to browse the subsections (e.g., Tabs, Messages, Personal app.) This area explains the capabilities of the app—and where it will show up in Teams, ready for you to use or configure. As far as adding the app goes, just hit the Add button. This step is the same from every location where you can add an app.
Note: Team owners can restrict who can add apps. Some apps can be installed with permissions.
2. Add apps to a tab in a channel or a chat
In tabs, you can add apps to share content and work collaboratively
Go to the channel, group chat, or one-on-one conversation of your choosing, and click Add a tab .
From there, select the app you want. Sometimes, you might add a specific file to the tab.
3. Add app notifications to a channel
An app capability called a Connector inserts app notifications into a channel.
To set one up, go to the channel you want, select More options > Connectors, and choose an app.
You’ll be given the option to Configure notifications for any app already added for your team or to Add a new app.
4. Add apps from the messaging area
Some apps let you insert content from the app directly into Teams messages. To add one, select beneath the box where you type a message and choose an app.
Another way to add apps is to type @ in the box then click Get bots.
Bots provide answers, updates, and help when you chat with them one-on-one or in channels.