In an effort to enhance the Microsoft Teams chat experience, Microsoft has announced that users will now be able to add people to a group chat easily. According to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, the feature tagged 97736 will let users add someone to a group chat directly from the compose box via @ mention.
The approach where one needed to manually add participants to a group chat was quite tedious, especially if you want to add a large number of people to the group. A Teams group chat can hold a maximum number of 250 participants at the moment.
According to Microsoft:
Teams Chat is for fast-paced communication, and we want to ensure nothing gets in the way. Pull in via @mention provides a short cut to the add-dialog saving you time from realizing the person isn’t already in the chat and navigating (2-clicks) to the add-dialog manually.
The feature is expected to start rolling out anytime now and is set to hit general availability toward the end of this year. In the meantime, be sure to check out the new features that were rolled out to Teams in November in case you missed it.
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