New Microsoft Teams
What's new, and why do you need to try it
Microsoft released a new Teams for a faster, more straightforward, and more flexible experience. I tried this tool and am glad to share my experience with you.
Let's start
Firstly, try new teams should be available for you by your company. Check that you have toggle in the left corner of your Teams.

To enable the New Teams toggle you can send this instruction to your admins.
New Teams - more for testing than for actual use for now (15th of April 2023)
I've tested the new Teams, and there are still many questions about the main functions. So I checked the main things I ordinarily show the End Users from different companies and positions.

Generally, Speed - it's noticeable. Interface - it's a delight for Apple owners. The interface is more concise and pleasing to the eye of tablet enthusiasts. Finally, I want to mention Design Team because they've done a great job updating the design.

I invite you to go with me through the differences between New and Current Teams.

Yulia Iostman
Channel Posts
  • The new sorting for posts in channels - Top to bottom
Now the latest is at the top, and the oldest is at the bottom
Question But it's unclear why they left chats with bottom-fresh approach. There are two different approaches in chats and channels
  • Pop-out conversation - now you can open a specific conversation within your team in a different window. It allows you to focus on one theme
  • Announcements without background images. Previously, you could add a background image with your brand colors. In New Teams, you can add as a background only colors. I hope it will be fixed
  • When you create an announcement - you can't scroll through other posts at the same time
  • Attaching Files from Teams Files
Previously, it was the separate button for attaching files from Teams files. I found it in the New Teams trial under the "Attach Cloud Files" button. You click it and be redirected to a form for choosing files from both: OneDrive and Teams SharePoint files
Settings become easier. I have much fewer abilities to set Teams within Teams. For instance, I couldn't set sending an email with notifications or subscribe to someone. But it may be easier for the end users.

Unfortunately, they still do not add a default background to the video settings.
Missed functions (or I couldn't find them)
Adding Tabs to Channels and Chats
You may need to add a presentation to the tab or survey from MS Forms. I have all permissions to add it in the current Teams, but I don't know why I'm not able to do it in a New Teams
Save messages
Super strange that I can attach files only from OneDrive or upload them from my current device.
Create Teams or Channels
It is interesting why I couldn't find a way to add Channels or Teams within New Teams. But for now, I have to go to the current (old) Teams to add a new Team or Channel
Post in multiple channels
It was a cool feature to add the same info to multiple channels in one click. For instance, I added information about new working templates in one moment.
Commands and hotkeys in a Search panel
In current Teams, we have a lot of commands and hotkeys, which help to start screen demonstration or searching by clicking several buttons. I couldn't find it in New Teams
Couldn't try yet
I found in a preview to a New Teams some features, like:
  • cross-tenant work
  • opening chats from notification pop-up
  • chat-info within a right-sight panel
  • discover feature
But I want to try, and, of course, I will add it here.
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