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Microsoft Teams Gets Markdown Support, Channel Linking, and More

Microsoft Teams also has a better file viewing experience, as well as a new refresh button and upload indicators for files. The features bring it one step closer to its main competitor, Slack.


Microsoft Teams has received several significant updates recently, with vital Trello integration and Android improvements. However, there are still some things to be desired, and the team is continuing to provide enhancements.

Wednesday’s update brings some minor updates that could play a large role later on. Among them is the ability to link channels and teams, which will be useful when Microsoft brings back Guest Access.

Microsoft Teams Changelog

Of course, there are many improvements on top of that, and we’ve provided the full list for you below:

  • Wiki supports Markdown: Now you can use Markdown in Wiki. Use the same Markdown syntax that applies to chats and messaging to format Wiki sections on the fly. If Markdown isn’t your thing, you’ll still be able access all the same formatting options from your toolbar.
  • Link to a channel or team: Now, you can grab a shareable link to a channel or team just by clicking the more icon next to the channel or team name. Copy and paste the link in a message or email to give someone a quick and easy entry point to key conversations, files, and contacts.
  • A better viewing experience: We made some performance improvements to your Files view in channels. Now, when you’re navigating to your Files, the view will load even faster.
  • New refresh button: We added a refresh button at the top corner of the Files tab in each channel. You now have an easy way to check for new files or any other changes that might have happened since you last looked.
  • New upload indicator: Now, when you upload a file to the Files view or OneDrive in a channel, you’ll see an indicator letting you know your upload is in progress. From there, you can track your progress or cancel uploads for multiple files at a time.”

No doubt the team will continue to work on improvements for this service, including some of the most popular user requests. Microsoft is currently evaluating the addition of private channels and is planning to add Office 356 group calendar and full planner capabilities.

Until then, you can join the conversation on UserVoice or have a read through the latest release notes.

Ryan Maskell
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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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