MC408435 – (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups

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check before: 2022-08-16

Product:

Microsoft 365 admin center, Microsoft 365 Groups, Teams

Platform:

US Instances, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Status:

Rolling out

Change type:

Updated message, Feature update

Links:

62354

Details:

Updated November 29, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in late November (previously early November) and expect to complete rollout by early January (previously late December).

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Scope:
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Release Phase:
General Availability

Created:
2022-08-04

updated:
2022-11-30

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2022-11-30MC Last Updated11/04/2022 00:02:182022-11-29T20:49:15Z
2022-11-30MC MessagesUpdated November 3, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in late November (previously early November) and expect to complete rollout by late December (previously late November).
Updated November 29, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in late November (previously early November) and expect to complete rollout by early January (previously late December).
2022-11-30MC End Time12/30/2022 08:00:002023-02-10T08:00:00Z
2022-11-04MC MessagesUpdated September 29, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in early November (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late October).
Updated November 3, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in late November (previously early November) and expect to complete rollout by late December (previously late November).
2022-11-04MC Last Updated09/30/2022 23:13:592022-11-04T00:02:18Z
2022-10-01MC MessagesUpdated September 26, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in early November (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late October).
Updated September 29, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in early November (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late October).
2022-10-01MC How AffectWith this update, users will now be able to select Distribution Lists as an audience to begin a chat within Teams.With this update, users will now be able to select Distribution Lists as an audience to begin a chat within Teams.




Admins will be able to toggle this feature on or off for their tenant in the Teams admin center.
This feature will support starting a chat with Distribution lists, Office 365 groups or mail enabled security groups
As a part of this feature user can only initiate chat if Distribution lists, Office 365 groups or mail enabled security groups having <=250 members. This feature does not allow to initiate chat in situation where member list is >250.
2022-10-01MC Last Updated09/26/2022 22:53:192022-09-30T23:13:59Z
2022-09-27MC Last Updated08/30/2022 00:37:422022-09-26T22:53:19Z
2022-09-27MC MessagesUpdated August 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in late September (previously mid-August) and expect to complete rollout by late October (previously late August).
Updated September 26, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in early November (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late October).
2022-09-27MC End Time11/30/2022 08:00:002022-12-30T08:00:00Z
2022-09-15MC prepareThere is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
ps://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=62354
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=62354
2022-08-30MC MessagesUpdated August 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in late Septemer (previously mid-August) and expect to complete rollout by late October (previously late August).
Updated August 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in late September (previously mid-August) and expect to complete rollout by late October (previously late August).
2022-08-30MC Last Updated08/26/2022 01:35:442022-08-30T00:37:42Z
2022-08-27MC prepareThere is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=62354
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
ps://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=62354
2022-08-26MC MessagesYou will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in mid-August and expect to complete rollout by late August.
Updated August 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout in late Septemer (previously mid-August) and expect to complete rollout by late October (previously late August).
2022-08-26MC TitleMicrosoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups
2022-08-26MC Last Updated08/02/2022 00:53:442022-08-26T01:35:44Z
2022-08-26MC End Time09/30/2022 09:00:002022-11-30T08:00:00Z

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