If you have an existing channel in Microsoft Teams, you can convert it into a universal channel and start inviting external contacts to chat with you.

Note: The Universal Channels app will not work on private channels, only public ones.

Option 1: With admin consent

Step 1

In the direct chat with the Mio Universal Channels bot, send the command "create".

Step 2

  1. Select Existing channel from the drop-down list.
  2. Find the Team where your existing channel resides.
  3. Pick the channel you want to convert.

Step 3

Copy and share the invite link to any external contact. They will need to install the app and authenticate as well.

Option 2: Without admin consent

Step 1

At the bottom of your existing channel, find the "· · ·" and select Mio Universal Channels.

Step 2

Click on Convert and invite.

Congratulations! Your existing channel is now a universal channel.

The link for the universal channel should start with "app.m.io/uc/" as shown below. Copy and paste this link to invite others to your universal channel.

If you're having trouble seeing the window, you may want to check if the Microsoft Teams app was correctly installed to your team first.

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