New Announcement Post for Microsoft Teams now available

Microsoft Teams has released a new type of post called “Announcement”. The announcement posts allow for a a user to create a post with an additional visual emphasis to distinguish it from a regular post or response.

To create an Announcement post, open Teams. Click the formatting icon just below the “Start an new conversation” input.

Formatting icon

Click on the “New Conversation” drop down and select “Announcement”. You will see the format change to having a banner area and a few additional configuration options.

Select the color palette option to change the background color for the announcement header section.

If you prefer to have an image instead of the color block, select the image icon next to the color palette icon. You will be asked to upload an image.

Once you have selected your image, drap and position the image within the window to the area that will be cropped for the announcement banner area. You can zoom in or out to help get the right selection.

After you have added your image, click on the “Headline” area and start typing to add the header text for your announcement. Also fill out the subhead and the body of you message. You can @ mention a channel, person or Team of people in your message.

Your message has now been posted and can be responded to by everyone in your Team. Enjoy!


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    Perrin March 29, 2020 (7:44 pm)

    How do you edit or remove an announcement?

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      D'arce Hess March 31, 2020 (1:59 pm)

      To edit an announcement in Teams, hover over the announcement and in the upper right corner, there will be (…). If you click on it, there will be an option to edit the post or delete as well.

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    Erin March 30, 2020 (5:16 pm)

    What is the pixel size of the image area if we want to create a custom one?

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      D'arce Hess March 31, 2020 (2:02 pm)

      Screen sizes and resolutions may vary, but on my screen the size of the announcement image is 810px x 120px.

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    marge April 28, 2020 (1:14 pm)

    How can you post an image and NOT include a Headline of text

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      D'arce Hess May 5, 2020 (1:38 pm)

      The text is a required field. I have not been able to find a way around it yet.

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    ron March 23, 2021 (12:04 pm)

    what version of MSTeams do i need in order to add announcement? i don’t seem to have this functionality on my version when i choose the formatting. Also does the announcement remain at the top of the chat for the day?

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      D'arce Hess April 27, 2021 (3:23 pm)

      It has been available for quite a while now. Making an announcement post does not pin it to the top. It would fall in-line with other posts from that day. It will not automatically pin, but you can click on the (…) and choose to pin the message.