When Microsoft announced Windows 11 in June, it revealed that Microsoft Teams was integrated directly to the operating system and that you could connect with other people through a new chat window. There was no new feature in the first preview of the new operating system, but Microsoft has begun deploying it on a limited basis starting Tuesday with the latest Windows 11 preview of Windows Insider.
The deployment of all the promised features will happen over time, Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc said in a blog post. “In this first step, you can log in, add contacts, and connect through face-to-face and group chats,” he said. “In the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing voice and video calling, meetings, screen sharing and more.” He also noted that Chat will first be released to a “subset” of insiders. To get started, click the Chat icon on the taskbar and sign in with your Microsoft account.