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frixel
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Post Prodigy

Posting a message into a Team chat

Hi all,

 

Posting a message to a Team channel is possible but it could be interesting to do the same thing to a Team chat is that also possible?

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Expiscornovus
Super User II
Super User II

Hi @frixel,

 

As far as I am aware that is still a limitation of the Teams connector. You can only post to an individual person in a teams chat.

 

However, there is a Power Automate Idea for this which you can upvote:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Flow-post-a-message-to-a-Teams-chat/idi-p/1...

 

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Expiscornovus
Super User II
Super User II

Hi @frixel,

 

As far as I am aware that is still a limitation of the Teams connector. You can only post to an individual person in a teams chat.

 

However, there is a Power Automate Idea for this which you can upvote:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Flow-post-a-message-to-a-Teams-chat/idi-p/1...

 

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Hi @Expiscornovus 

Thanks, i have voted to that idea.

 

You say it is possible to post an individual person in a teams chat?
I can`t find it out how that to do, only to channels.

 

Will you tell me how to do that?

Expiscornovus
Super User II
Super User II

Hi @frixel,

 

You can for instance use the Post message in a chat or channel action.

 

postmessageinchatorchannel.png

@Expiscornovus 

 

But there is no option to select a chat(group) from teams.

This is to send a mail?

Expiscornovus
Super User II
Super User II

Hi @frixel,

 

This is a private chat to one person via the Flow bot. You can select the person in the config. 

 

postmessageinchatorchannel_chatexample.png

 

The person will see it in the Chat section of Microsoft Teams.

 

onetoonechat.png

 

As a chat message.

 

testchat.png

@Expiscornovus 

Then i must have a chatbot?

is it bot possible to send post if file is created in OneDrive example?

Expiscornovus
Super User II
Super User II

Hi @frixel,

 

That chat/bot is part of the Power Automate app within Microsoft Teams. 

 

For the OneDrive example you could use the When a file is created trigger action. I have also added the get file metadata action so you can easily can collect fields like the name of the file, etc.

 

triggeronedrivefilecreation.png

@Expiscornovus 

Oke that is nice and works also for me when i do that to per person.

What we have is a chatgroup (not a channel) and in that group are 20 persons and that group has no mailadres.

How do i post a message to taht group? 

Expiscornovus
Super User II
Super User II

Hi @frixel,

 

That is unfortunately not possible with that action and/or the Teams connector in Power Automate. Like stated in my earlier replies, it only allows sending it to 1 person.

 

I did see somebody post a workaround in the discussion section of that Power Automate Idea you upvoted earlier. That might be worth exploring?

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Flow-post-a-message-to-a-Teams-chat/idc-p/5...

 

chrissahagun
Resolver II
Resolver II

IT IS POSSIBLE!

 

I found a similar question asked in 2018, and someone answered it 2 years later 😄  The solution involves HTTP requests directly to MS Teams.  Here's the link:

 

Flow - post a message to a Teams chat - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com) 

 

by the way, I tried it myself and it works!

Expiscornovus
Super User II
Super User II

Hi @chrissahagun,

 

That is exactly the same link I posted 😄

 

Great to hear that it worked! I didn't try that workaround yet.

Oh darn @Expiscornovus... This is embarassing.  Sorry!  I was just so excited to share the link that put me to bed after long nights of scouring the Internet.  It turned out the one that I was ignoring (because HTTP requests are scary to me), was the solution all along. 😉

Expiscornovus
Super User II
Super User II

No worries. Glad to hear that it was the solution for you and great that you are sharing that. Like I said, I personally haven't tried the workaround yet. So it's good to get that confirmation!

 

And also good to hear that HTTP requests are now less scary 😁

frixel
Post Prodigy
Post Prodigy

@Expiscornovus & @chrissahagun 

 

Thanks, i go to try it.

But what does the "premium" by the connectors mean? Must i pay for it?

 

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frixel
Post Prodigy
Post Prodigy

oke, now i get it.

It is not possible for me 😂

 

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chrissahagun
Resolver II
Resolver II

Take your free trial! and cancel it on the 89th day 😄 so you'd be able to try stuff...

 

Or better yet if you work for a company that benefits from you doing this, have them pay for your premium subscription.

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