Setting Teams as the Default IM Client for Outlook

This document outlines the procedure for 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.

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

  • Select your initials in the top-right corner.  Go to Settings > General.  Check the box next to Register Teams as the chat app for Office (requires restarting Office applications).
Teams chat as default