Microsoft Teams: Channel Posts and Announcements


When working within a Team, messages are created and sent using the entry box at the bottom of the feed within the Posts tab. By default, these messages are created using Conversations.

Sometimes, you may need to communicate important information or grab the attention of your Team members. This can be accomplished using an Announcement rather than the default Conversation. Announcements allow for customizing the message with various formatting options, including adding a background color or image and providing a styled headline and subheading.

Announcements are only available within Teams Channels. Announcements are not available within individual or group Chats.


1. Select the Channel within which you would like to message.

2. Select Start a Post icon.

3. Select the icon to the right of Post in the lower right corner of the entry box.

4. Select Announcement.

5. Type a Headline.

6. Add an Image or change the Background Color.

7. Type a Subheading.

8. Type your message – include @mentions, GIFs, etc.

9. Select Send.


Below you will find additional information on the features available when using Announcements.

Elements within the text entry box for an Announcement explained.

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