How to Install YakBot into a Teams Channel
It’s quick and easy to install YakBot into a Teams Channel (for YakChat Shared plans only). Our handy step-by-step guide shows you how.
The YakChat Bot is used in combination with the
YakChat App which should be installed first.
Instructions: Install YakBot for Microsoft Teams
Important: Make sure that you upload the .zip file into Microsoft Teams intact. It is most important that you do not extract any files contained in the .zip file, otherwise the installation process will fail, even if you re-compress the files into a new .zip file.
Because Safari browsers are often set to automatically extract .zip files, you must disable this setting. You can find Instructions on how to do that here.
To connect your Microsoft 365 tenant with YakChat requires permission from your Microsoft Teams or Azure administrator. This is only required once to enable any user in the organization to use YakBot.
If YakBot has not been installed elsewhere in your organization and you are an administrator, you can approve yourself by clicking on the Accept button,
To approve your whole organization, you can also tick the option: Consent on behalf of your organization. Then skip to step 11.
If you are not an administrator go to to Step 10.
If you are not the Microsoft Teams or Azure administrator, you will now be presented with a similar Microsoft permission request window but without the Consent on behalf of your organization option.
Click on the Accept button for a link that your administrator can use to provide admin approval.
If Skip to step 14 if you have already installed and registered, using the YakChat App.
If this the first time you’ve used YakChat, and you’ve not pre-purchased the service, you will now be asked to complete YakChat’s Free Trial Registration page.
On the first page, simply enter:
1) Your name
2) Your MicrosoftTeams login email address
3) Your contact number
Then click Next.
To check the bot is working, simply type “@yakbot” again in the Start a new conversation here box, click on the @YakBot contact suggestion and then click Send (or press Return).
This time YakBot should respond with the adaptive card requested the number send the text to which means you are now signed in correctly.
Click Next to learn how to send your first text message.