Tech Tip – Connect With Anyone Using The Chat Icon In Windows 11

Date: Feb 17, 2022

Tech Tip – Connect With Anyone Using The Chat Icon In Windows 11

Windows 11 has a version of Microsoft Teams pre-installed as an app that users can launch from the Taskbar by clicking the "Chat" icon.

Here is how to connect with someone, if they're on Apple iOS, Google Android or Mac:

  • In Windows 11, click on the "Chat" icon on the Task Bar
  • Click the "Sign In" button - Note you need a Microsoft account to use this
  • Click on "Chat" on the left hand side
  • Click the "New Chat" button
  • Enter a contact name, email address or phone number of the person you wish to message
  • Type the message at the bottom of the screen in the box called "Type a new message" then click the arrow, below right, to send the message
  • The recipient will receive the message and instructions on how to reply