Andrew Connell

Microsoft Learning: Create embedded web experiences with tabs for Microsoft Teams

Learn how to create custom tabs and add them to your Microsoft Teams app.

I work with Microsoft Learning to publish & maintain multiple self-paced learning modules related to Microsoft 365. These modules are primarily used as self-paced study resources for developers preparing to take the MS-600 exam , the only prerequisite to achieve the Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Application Developer Associate certification. This is one of those modules.

Tabs are Microsoft Teams-aware webpages embedded in Microsoft Teams. They can be added as part of a channel or a group chat inside a team or as a personal app for an individual user. As part of your app, you can add custom tabs to embed your own web content in Teams. In this module, you’ll learn how to create tabs and add them to your Microsoft Teams app.

There are two types of tabs available in Teams: channel/group and personal. A channel or group tab delivers content to channels and group chats. A channel/group tab is a great way to create collaborative spaces around dedicated web-based content. Personal tabs, along with direct conversation bots, are part of personal apps and are scoped to a single user. They can be pinned to the left pane and promote increased productivity by making your service available directly inside the Teams client.

In this module, you’ll learn how to create both types of tabs for use within Microsoft Teams.

Learning objectives

  1. Evaluate the differences between personal and channel/group tabs.
  2. Create a channel/group tab with a configuration experience.
  3. Create a tab that uses authentication to call a protected REST API.
Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.