How to Send Your First Text from Microsoft Teams #

YakChat makes it easy for you to send your first text from Microsoft Teams. Our handy step-by-step guide shows you how.

Instructions #

Start YakChat #

Firstly, click on the horizontal ellipsis icon (…) in the Microsoft Teams tool bar on the left hand side of the screen.

Then select YakChat.


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Pin to Sidebar #

Next, right click on the YakChat icon in the Microsoft Teams tool bar. You’ll find this on the left hand side of the screen.

Then select Pin to add YakChat to the tool bar.


send your first text from Microsoft Teams

New Message #

Click on New Message ‘Plus’ icon in the Messages tab.


send your first text from Microsoft Teams

Enter Number #

The new message will now be displayed.

In the top bar of the message window, type in the cell phone number that you want your message to go to.


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Compose Your Message #

Now you can type your message in the Type a message box. You’ll find this at the bottom of the message window.


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Send Your Text #

Click on the send button or press Return on your keyboard to send the message.

The status of your text will then be shown in the lower right corner of the message bubble.

A single tick indicates that your message was sent and a double tick indicates that your message was delivered.


send your first text from Microsoft Teams

Receive a Message #

Any replies from your contact will be displayed in the Messages window.


send your first text from Microsoft Teams

We hope you’ve found our guide, How to Send Your First Text from Microsoft Teams, useful. But if you need more information, just let us know. We’re here to help.

YakChat SMS-enables Microsoft Teams for fast, compelling conversations. Connect instantly with your clients and co-workers anywhere in the world. You can add YakChat to your MS Teams or Skype for Business platform in minutes, so you’ll be up, running and texting in no time. What’s more, your contacts won’t have to download an app to get your texts. They can simply receive and reply to your messages in the same quick-and-easy way they do with family and friends. And whenever you need to keep your conversations going on the move, simply switch to our handy YakChat mobile app.

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