Twitter Connector

Microsoft Teams already offers quite a lof of connectors. I took a closer look at the Twitter connector and will further highlight what it does and how it can be added and maintained. This connector can be used to keep track of the posts of an existing Twitter account or see all posts containing one special hashtag. It might be helpful e.g. for the marketing team to see the usage of the products hashtag.

Add the Twitter Connector

To add a connector, no matter which one, click the three dots next to the name of the respective channel and click “Connectors”.

In the list of available connectors look for the Twitter entry and click the “Add” button.

This will open a new dialogue showing the requested permission of the connector. Do not simply apply, but carefully check the requested permissions and decide whether you want to accept giving the respective permissions.

Twitter connector settings

The next window is the configuration form. If you have added a Twitter connector before, you can logon to your account here.

Otherwise you need to add a Twitter account which is used for the connection.

Below you can adjust what other Twitter accounts you want to follow, which hashtags you want to track and how often the connector should look for new tweets. You don’t need to start with @-signs for accounts or the #-sign for hashtags you want to track in MS Teams. Just list the accounts and hashtags seperated by commas.

The result

You will receive cards in the conversation containing the tweets with the direct ability to like or retweet without leaving MS Teams.

Maintain existing connector

To manage an existing Twitter connector, click the three dots next to the channels name and select “Connectors”. Click on the “Configured” link on the left-hand side. Do not click the “Configure” button in the line where Twitter appears, but instead, click the “\ Configured” link below to open the list of already created connectors. Click the “Manage” button next to the respective Twitter connector to edit the settings in the configuration form., e.g. in case your conversation tab was flooded by to many Twitter news or if you want to add more hashtags or accounts you want to get updates from.