You can use OneNote inside Microsoft Teams – here's how.

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1 month ago   by Mauro Huculak

You can use OneNote within Microsoft Teams, and this guide, we'll outline the steps to install, manage, and remove the app on Windows 10.

If Microsoft Teams and OneNote are already part of your daily work routine, instead of switching back and forth between apps and using additional steps to share notebooks with colleagues, you can install the OneNote app on Teams to simplify the experience.

Once the app is added to Microsoft Teams, you can add new or existing notebooks to share content (such as lits, notes, drawings, etc.) and collaborate with colleagues without breaking your workflow.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to integrate OneNote into Microsoft Teams.

How to install OneNote on Microsoft Teams

To add OneNote to a team or chat on Microsoft Teams, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click on Apps.
  3. Click on OneNote.

    Quick tip: If you don't see the app, perform a query for "OneNote" in the search box.

  4. Click the down-arrow button and select Add to a team or Add to a chat option.

  5. Click the search box and specify the team to add OneNote.
  6. Click the Set up a tab button.

  7. Click the Create New Notebook option.

  8. Confirm the name for the new notebook for the team.

    Quick tip: You'll also notice an option to open an existing notebook using a link, but it's only supported for notebooks hosted in SharePoint or OneDrive for Business.

  9. Select the newly created notebook.

  10. (Optional) Create new sections as needed.
  11. (Optional) Clear the Post to the channel about this tab option.
  12. Click the Save button.

Once you complete the steps, the notebook will be created in the Microsoft Teams storage, and anyone in the channel will be able to see and modify its contents.

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How to rename OneNote notebook on Microsoft Teams

To change the name of the OneNote notebook tab, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click on Teams or Chats depending on where the notebook is located.
  3. Click the down-arrow button and select the Rename option.

  4. Confirm the new name.

  5. Click the Save button.

After you complete the steps, the new name will be reflected in the notebook tab.

Rename notebook

To rename the actual OneNote file, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click on Teams or Chats depending on where the notebook is located.
  3. Click the Files tab.
  4. Select the OneNote notebook.

  5. Click the Rename button.
  6. Confirm the new name.
  7. Click the Save button.

Once you complete the steps, the OneNote file and tab will reflect the new name.

How to remove OneNote notebook on Microsoft Teams

If you no longer need the OneNote notebook, you can always remove it from Microsoft Teams.

To remove a notebook on Teams, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click on Teams or Chats depending on where the notebook is located.
  3. Click the down-arrow button and select the Remove option.

  4. Click the Remove button again.

Once you complete the steps, the OneNote notebook will no longer be available on Microsoft Teams.

How to delete OneNote notebook on Microsoft Teams

The action to remove doesn't delete the notebook and its content. It only removes it from the Teams experience. If you want to delete the notebook, you need to do it from the "Files" tab.

To delete a notebook on Teams, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click on Teams or Chats depending on where the notebook is located.
  3. Click the Files tab.
  4. Select the OneNote notebook.

  5. Click the Delete button.

After you complete the steps, the notebook will be deleted from Microsoft Teams.

If the notebook you're trying to delete isn't in the "Files" tab, make sure you in the correct chat or team. You can also check the Files section from the left pane and see if the file appears under the OneDrive section.

How to uninstall OneNote on Microsoft Teams

To uninstall OneNote on Teams, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click on Teams.
  3. Right-click a team with the app and select the Manage team option.

  4. Click the Apps tab.
  5. Click the Uninstall button for OneNote.

  6. Click the Uninstall button again to confirm.

After you complete the steps, the app will be uninstalled from the team. Same as removing a notebook, uninstalling the app doesn't delete the notebooks or their contents. Alternatively, you can also right-click the OneNote icon from the left pane, and click the Uninstall button to remove it.

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