If you are using Microsoft Teams, you can install an App and add it as a Tab in the web version or in the dedicated application for Windows 10. Microsoft Teams allows users to install various apps so that they can integrate different services to increase productivity and make things easier. You can follow this tutorial even if you are using Microsoft Teams Free version.
Microsoft Teams is handy when you have a group of people, and you want to discuss your project and work schedule. It works like Slack and ships with a good number of useful functionalities. Microsoft Teams users can install different apps such as Evernote, Word, PowerPoint, etc. Apart from some Microsoft apps, you can install third-party apps as well. For example, it is possible to install Stack Overflow, YouTube, Zoho projects, Trello, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc.
These apps will help you import different objects into the chat so that you can work on a single interface. For example, if you install the Evernote app, you can show notes, and your members can edit that accordingly. Similarly, different apps allow you and your team members to perform various tasks but on one goal – increase overall productivity by making things simpler.
In this tutorial, we are going to use Evernote as an example. However, the process is the same for any other app. Also, you must have the login credentials to access your files from that app.
Install an App & add it as a Tab in Microsoft Teams
To install an app and add it as a tab in Microsoft Teams, follow these steps-
- Open Microsoft Teams website or app
- Open a team where you want to install the app
- Click the plus (+) sign in the tab section
- Select an app that you want to install and click the Add button
- Sign in to your account
- Choose an object that you want to show as a tab from that app
- Click the Save button
Now, let’s check out the steps in a detailed view.
First, you need to open the Microsoft Teams website or desktop application. If you have the dedicated Microsoft Teams app for Windows, you can open that. Otherwise, you can go to the teams.microsoft.com website to get started. After visiting the site, make sure that you are logged into your account.
You can find all your teams on the left side. You need to choose a team so that you can install the app. After selecting a team, you can see some default tabs such as Posts, Files, Wiki, etc. Click the plus (+) sign to add a new tab and install an app.
After that, select an app from the popup window that you want to install. You can use the search box to find the desired application. If you have got the app, click on it to start the installation process. Then, you should see the Add button that will let you install the application.
Now, you must enter the login credentials of that application so that Microsoft Teams can access all the details. Based on the app, you may find different options. In the case of Evernote, you should get an option to add a note. Once selected, click the Save button.
Now you should find the app as a tab in your Microsoft Teams. For your information, you need to install the app separately if you want to add it to multiple teams.
Read: Best Productivity apps for Microsoft Teams.
How to uninstall an app from Microsoft Teams
To uninstall an app from Microsoft Teams, you need to follow these steps-
- Open Microsoft Teams
- Click the three-dotted button associated with a team
- Select Manage team option
- Switch to Apps tab
- Click the corresponding trash icon and confirm the uninstallation
To get started, you need to open the Microsoft Teams website/app, select a team from where you want to remove the app, and uninstall the app. After that, click the three-dotted button that should be visible next to the team name and select the Manage team option.
Following that, you need to switch from the Members tab to Apps tab where you can find all the installed apps. If you can see the app that you want to uninstall, click the trash icon associated with the app.
Now, confirm the uninstallation by clicking the Uninstall button.
Remove a tab without uninstalling the app from Microsoft Teams
If you have added a tab by mistake, you can remove it without uninstalling the app from Microsoft Teams. The process is simple, and it doesn’t require more than five seconds to complete.
To get started, open the team in Microsoft Teams and select the tab that you want to remove. You should see a down arrow next to the tab name. Click on it and select the Remove option.
It should be removed immediately. After that, if you want to add another tab, click the plus sign again, and select the app as you did earlier. This time, you do not have to enter any login credentials.
That’s all! I hope this guide will help you to install an app, add it as a tab, and remove a tab from Microsoft Teams web version as well as the app for Windows 10.