How To Favorite A Channel In Microsoft Teams

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In the past, I had the exciting opportunity to uncover a function in Microsoft Teams that has radically changed my usage of the platform: the capability to mark a channel as a favorite. This piece will walk you through the process of how to favorite a channel in Microsoft Teams. Believe me, once you begin utilizing this function, you’ll be curious how you ever operated without it!

Why Favorite a Channel?

Before we dive into the process, let me explain why favoriting a channel can be so beneficial. When you favorite a channel, it essentially becomes like a bookmark for easy access. Instead of scrolling through a long list of channels to find the ones you frequently use, you can simply navigate to your favorites section and find them right away.

Not only does this save you time and frustration, but it also helps you stay organized and focused. By keeping your most important channels at the forefront, you can quickly jump into relevant discussions and collaborate more efficiently with your team.

How to Favorite a Channel

Now that you understand the value of this feature, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how to favorite a channel in Microsoft Teams:

  1. First, open Microsoft Teams and navigate to the channel you want to favorite.
  2. Hover your mouse over the channel name until a set of icons appears.
  3. Click on the ellipsis (…) icon to reveal a dropdown menu.
  4. In the dropdown menu, select “Favorite” to add the channel to your favorites list.

That’s it! Your channel is now favorited and will be easily accessible in the favorites section of Microsoft Teams.

Managing Your Favorite Channels

Once you have favorited multiple channels, you may find it helpful to organize and customize your favorites section. Here are a few tips for managing your favorite channels:

  • To rearrange the order of your favorite channels, simply click and drag them into your desired positions.
  • If you no longer need a channel in your favorites, hover over the channel name, click on the ellipsis icon, and select “Remove from favorites.”
  • Want to quickly navigate to your favorites section? Press “Ctrl + G” (Windows) or “Command + G” (Mac) to open the “Go to” dialog, then type “Favorites” and hit Enter.

By taking advantage of these customization options, you can tailor your favorites section to suit your unique preferences and work style.


Being able to favorite a channel in Microsoft Teams has truly been a game-changer for me. It has streamlined my workflow, allowing me to quickly access the channels I need without any hassle. I hope this article has helped you understand how to leverage this feature and make the most out of your Microsoft Teams experience.

Remember, by favoriting your most important channels, you can stay organized, save time, and collaborate more effectively with your team. Give it a try and see the difference it makes!