How to Migrate Chats in Microsoft Teams?

Aftab Alam
Aftab Alam | Published On - 23 Aug 2021 |

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Introduction

Chats are the core activities of Microsoft Teams application. The Administrator can invite members from organization internally and communicate with them. The chats are the threaded messages that appear thoroughly in the user screen. Each message has the name of the sender and a timestamp. The chats remain persistent so that the user does not need to check the previous chat history like Skype for Business.

A user can mark a chat as important or urgent and send emoji, link, and GIFs along with the text. If a user marks a message as important, then they appear with a red border and an exclamation mark. The receiver will get a constant notification for an important message until they see it.

Group Chats
Apart from one-to-one chat, the Administrator can create a group and add several members in it. Each user will get the threaded appearance for chats.

How Does a User Connect with Microsoft Teams?

When the Administrator has created a new Team, then they can invite the other user to it using a specific link or direct invitation. The name of a team will be unique in an organization.

How to Migrate Chats in Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft has not provided any manual method to migrate specific chats in a Team. But, if you want to migrate entire Team, then you can use Kernel Microsoft Teams Migration software to migrate it. It will migrate multiple Teams to different account of Office 365 tenant.

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Let’s check the process of running a smooth migration using the software-

  1. Start the software from Application menu and go to Microsoft Teams.Start the software from Application menu
  2. Choose Add Teams after right-clicking to Microsoft Teams.Add Teams
  3. In the Add Teams wizard, you need to fulfil some specific fields in Modern Authentication method. You can click App Registration option to follow the method to retrieve such information.Modern Authentication
  4. After inputting the project name, Tenant ID, username, Client ID, and Client Secret, click Register and Connect.Register and Connect
  5. The software has selected the teams from the Office 365 account.select the teams from the Office 365 account
  6. Go to destination section and choose Add Teams after selecting Microsoft Teams.Go to destination section
  7. Follow the same process to get the details from Microsoft Azure Portal and click Register and Connect.click Register and Connect
  8. The destination Teams are also connected now.destination Teams are also connected
  9. Copy the Team from source section.Copy the Team from source section
  10. Paste the team in destination section.Paste the team in destination section
  11. In the new window, you need to map source and destination maps. If the same team is not present in the destination, then it will show in color red. You can write the new name of a team. Click Start Migration.map source and destination maps
  12. The migration will start quickly.The migration will start quickly
  13. The successful message appears after the completion of migration. Click OK.successful message
  14. In the Migration Summary, you can access and save the report in CSV format. Then click OK.save the report in CSV format

FAQs

Q- I have some custom-made memes in a private channel. Will they migrate using the software?

A- Yes, the software can migrate the custom-made memes present in the private channel.

Q- Some meetings were scheduled in the company and I don’t want to lose them after the migration.

A- The software will also migrate the meeting present in Teams. So, you can access same meeting information after the migration.

Q- Microsoft Teams is used to calling also. So, will the calling feature present in a new Team?

A- Your call details will migrate in the teams also. It will be present in the call section like it was present in the source Team.

Q- Will the structure of chat change during or after the migration?

A- The software will protect the structure of chat. It will not change during or after the migration.

Q- Microsoft uses multiple protocols for video calls, voice calls, etc. will they stop the software from migration?

A- The software maintains the correct protocol for each aspect of a Team. So, it will not stop the software from migration.

Conclusion

Kernel Microsoft Teams Migration software removes the hurdles to migrate chats in a Team. If you have a team that has some important chats in it, then you should use the software and migrate complete team.

The software gives you the deep control to migrate entire data between Microsoft teams. It will migrate chats, calls, meetings, calendar, apps, and complete Team data.

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