Microsoft releases an extensive list of changes in New Teams compared to Classic Teams

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Microsoft has confirmed that it will stop supporting the older “classic” Teams client after July 1, 2024.

As we improved the client, the experience also improved to align with similar features. Here are some of the changes you see.

FeatureClassic TeamsNew Teams
Presence and AvailabilityFollow users, see availabilitySee presence (online, busy), some availability details
Contacts and ChatContacts list in chatSeparate People app
NotificationsManaged through system trayManaged within Teams Settings app
Saving Messages and FilesSave messages and filesDownload saved content from Classic Teams
AppearanceIndependent theme from OSTheme follows OS (can be changed)
Organizational ChartNot directly accessible from chatAccess through user profile card
SettingsDedicated menuApp accessed from More options menu
Channel InteractionsChoose notification level per postAll-or-nothing notifications
Channel InteractionsSome search box commandsSeveral search commands unsupported
Adding Content to ChannelsWiki app for wiki pagesUse Notes app instead
Adding Content to ChannelsThird-party cloud storage from Files appAdd from Teams App Store
Adding Content to ChannelsDocLib app as channel tabUse SharePoint app and document library
Other FeaturesActivity tab for past chatsActivity tab removed
Other FeaturesAccess LinkedIn profiles from chatAccess from user profile card
Other FeaturesEdit team name/picture from Edit team viewEdit in team Settings tab
Other FeaturesEDU themed avatars availableEDU themed avatars removed
Other FeaturesOneDrive app in navigation paneFiles app in navigation pane
Other FeaturesTags for membersAdvanced flow for tags
Other FeaturesAbout links in More options menuAbout links in Settings app
Other FeaturesHelp/feedback in app barHelp/feedback in More options menu
Other FeaturesSign out from system traySign out not available from system tray
Other FeaturesSome third-party sign-in solutions may not workN/A
Other FeaturesApp name: Microsoft Teams classicApp name: Microsoft Teams
Other FeaturesPresenter mode for PowerPoint LiveUse screen sharing modes

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