Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 users will now be able to use Microsoft Teams Chat on Windows. The feature is meant to be a lightweight experience, which will allow users of the Teams personal account to quickly start a video call or chat with friends and family.
Microsoft Teams chat will now be pinned to the taskbar when Windows 11 starts. Microsoft says the “Teams experience” on Windows 11 and Chat was designed for personal Microsoft accounts and will be available to people using those accounts.
Microsoft Teams on Windows 11 will now have two different apps; one for personal use and the other for professional use. Additionally, the Teams app tagged as Work / School will use the icon with a blue tile with a white letter “T” inside. If you try to sign in to Chat with your work or school account, you’ll be redirected to the Teams for Work or School download.
Microsoft says users who had Teams installed before upgrading the device to Windows 11 can continue to use Teams for work or school as before. This means that your work or school app settings will remain in place.
If you previously used a Teams app for personal and work accounts, on Windows 11 you’ll now have a dedicated app for every experience. I
Users who try to sign in to the wrong version of the app will receive a notification from Teams about it.
Additionally, Microsoft has released new features for personal team chats, including Together mode, polls, and more.