Quick Tip: How To Add a Tab in Microsoft Teams


So far in our series of how to's for Microsoft Teams we have covered creating a team, building channels, adding Connectors, and holding scheduled & impromptu meetings.

Another feature that encourages collaboration between your team members is adding a Tab to any one of your Microsoft Team Channels.

The purpose behind Tabs is to build an area in your team site to allow even more collaboration on documents or data from other connected Office 365 services.

Currently Tabs can be created from these options:

  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • Planner
  • Power BI
  • PowerPoint
  • SharePoint
  • Team Services
  • Word

In this example I created a Word document for the team and uploaded it into one of our Channels.

By adding a tab with this document, I created a dedicated space for everyone to work on this document together in full collaboration mode.

You can also open a Chat column within this tab to discuss the document as a team while the work is in progress.


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