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Using Microsoft Teams in Shift
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Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and connect all in one place. The Microsoft Teams web application is available in Shift for any Shift Advanced user. For more information about the features available on Microsoft Teams, click here.


How to Add Microsoft Teams to Shift

  1. Open Shift and click on the plus sign in the bottom left-hand corner

  2. Click on 'Add Application'

  3. Tap on the search bar to type 'Microsoft Teams'

  4. Select 'Microsoft Teams', add your preferred account name and preferred account color

  5. Click on 'Save' and find 'Microsoft Teams' added to the Shift sidebar



If you use multiple Teams accounts or want to create an additional one, Shift gives you the power to access all of your accounts at the same time. Just follow the same steps in this video to log into your additional accounts by adding more Teams accounts to your Shift sidebar. 


How do I manage my notifications and badges for Microsoft Teams in Shift?

  1. Go to Options > Settings > Apps

  2. Click on 'Installed apps' and find 'Microsoft Teams' in this list

  3. From here you can toggle your notifications and or badges on/off

Your app notification settings can also be adjusted by performing a right-click on the Teams icon in your sidebar and changing your settings in the dropdown menu. Shift honors the notification settings as set in the application.



After turning off your desktop notifications for Teams, you may still continue to hear custom notification sounds from the Teams app. To choose what you get notifications about on Teams please refer to this article here.

To always receive notifications for Teams in Shift, ensure Auto-Hibernate is turned off. If the app is Hibernated, you will not get up-to-date notifications. Read more about it here.


Is there a difference between the Microsoft Teams Desktop app and the Microsoft Teams app in Shift?

Shift currently supports the web version of the Microsoft Teams application. The web and desktop versions of Teams have a lot of features in common. However, the experience does differ with some specific features. The table below shows the differences between the desktop version of Teams and the web version available in Shift.




Desktop Teams App


Shift Teams App

Blur background during video calls





Custom background during video calls





One-on-one video call recording





Together mode





Breakout rooms


Create and Join


Join only



Start and Sketch


Sketch only

Live event screen sharing





Chat screen sharing





Pop out chat






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