Third-party integrations

Microsoft Teams integration

Introduction

If your team uses Microsoft Teams, you can be notified of new suggestions and comments in a dedicated channel. This saves you time switching back and forwards between Microsoft Teams and Feature Upvote.

Currently, our Microsoft Teams integration allows you to:

  • Receive notifications of new suggestions and comments in one Microsoft Teams channel, complete with a link to each suggestion and comment

Creating an Microsoft Teams ‘Incoming Webhook’

Feature Upvote uses a Microsoft Teams feature called “Incoming Webhooks”. You’ll need to create an “Incoming Webhook” using Microsoft Teams. Here’s how:

  1. On Microsoft Teams, create a channel called Feature Requests or something similar. The name is not important so choose a name that suits you. You can also use an existing channel.
  2. Right-click on your Feature Requests channel and select “Connectors”
  3. In the list of available Connectors, find “Incoming Webhook” and click “Configure”
  4. When prompted to provide a name, enter “Feature Upvote” (or similar).
  5. Click “Create”
  6. The screen will refresh, and now you’ll see a URL. This is your “Incoming Webhook” URL
  7. Copy the “Incoming Webhook” URL

Now switch to Feature Upvote.

On your Feature Upvote dashboard, select Settings.

Board settings

Select Integrations.

Board integrations

Find Microsoft Teams in the list of integrations and click on Enable.

You’ll see some configuration options. In Microsoft Teams Webhook URL, paste the “Incoming Webook” URL you created with Microsoft Teams

Click on Save changes.

Feature Upvote will immediately send a test message to your chosen Microsoft Teams channel.

If you see this message, your Microsoft Teams integration is now configured correctly.

Using Microsoft Teams integration

Each new suggestion appears in your Microsoft Teams channel and includes a button to view the new suggestion.

Likewise, each new comment appears in your Microsoft Teams channel and includes a button to view the new comment.

Customising Microsoft Teams integration

You have some options to control what exactly gets sent to Microsoft Teams.

To change these options, from your board’s Integrations settings, click on the Configure button next in the Microsoft Teams section.

The options you can configure are:

  • Whether to send notifications of new suggestions and comments to Microsoft Teams, or only new suggestions.
  • Whether to abbreviate notifications of long comments.

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