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Microsoft Teams - Setting Teams as the Default IM Client for Outlook

This document details re-activating the feature in Outlook that shows someone's Skype availability when composing a new email. This feature is interrupted once Cisco Jabber is installed.


***NOTE: Teams allows you to set it as the default IM client directly from within its Settings dialog.***


1. Select the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the Teams application.

Screenshot of Teams

2. Select "Settings."

Screenshot of Teams Dropdown

3. Scroll down until you see an Applications section, and select the check box next to "Register Teams as the chat app for Office (requires restarting Office Applications)."

Screenshot of General Settings Page




Keywords:chat, status, outlook, client, default, teams   Doc ID:99724
Owner:Steve K.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2020-03-30 10:26 CDTUpdated:2023-01-04 12:42 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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