How to turn an email thread in Outlook into a Teams chat?

Let’s say there is an email thread in desktop Outlook with 10 participants that has gone out of control. I seem to remember that back in the day, there was a way to take an email and make a Skype for Business conversation out of it with all the participants.

Is this possible with Microsoft Teams?

I see that Microsoft Teams Add-in is loaded in Outlook, but I am not sure what it actually does.


Answering my own question in case someone wants to do the same thing.

  1. In Teams, go to Settings and make Teams the default IM client client for Outlook. enter image description here
  2. Then in Outlook, select an Email message, then click on the ... menu, and select Reply All with IM

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