Using the "chat with self" feature in Microsoft Teams


Learn how to use the "chat with self" feature in Microsoft Teams.



Microsoft Teams' new "chat with yourself" feature enables you to stay organized by sending yourself messages, notes, files, images, and videos.


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Common scenarios for using "chat with yourself"

Using the "chat with yourself" feature might be helpful if you:

  • Want to jot down a quick note, idea, or thought for yourself to recall later

  • Need to draft a message and want to avoid accidentally sending it before it's ready or complete

  • Want to create a to-do list for yourself, including deleting messages once the task has been completed

  • Need to quickly save a file or link for later use

How to use "chat with yourself"

  1. Ensure you are using the latest version of Microsoft Teams. 

    1. Select the three dots (...) icon next to your profile picture in the upper right corner

    2. Select Check for updates

    3. If you're not using the latest version of Microsoft Teams, it will automatically update

  2. Select the New chat icon at the top of your chat list

  3. Type your name in the To field to start a conversation with yourself.

NOTE: To delete a message to yourself, hover over the particular message, select the three dots (...) that appear, and then select Delete.

Where to find shared files

If you share files, images, or videos with yourself using chat, you can access them later in two different locations:

  1. In the Files tab at the top of your chat window

  2. In your personal OneDrive, in a folder called Microsoft Teams Chat Files


Outcome: You should now be able to use the "chat with yourself" feature in Microsoft Teams.


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Wed 7/20/22 3:37 PM
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