Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that’s part of Office 365. The tool offers both team and private chats, lets you schedule meetings, and work on documents right inside the app.
MindMeister is available as a tab inside Microsoft Teams, which you can add to any of your channels in order to mind map with your team members without leaving Teams.
Please note: Currently only Microsoft Business and Education accounts can use our Office 365 login and therefore the integration with Microsoft Teams. So called Microsoft Accounts (previously called Microsoft Live Accounts) can't access the Office 365 login, thus Office 365 Home subscriptions can't use it either.
Add MindMeister to Microsoft Teams
- Go to Microsoft Teams and open a channel of your choice. In the top bar, click the + button to add a new tab.
- In the dialog that opens, select MindMeister from the list of apps.
Note: If you cannot find the MindMeister app in the list, please contact your MS Team Administrator to make sure MindMeister has not been blocked in your account. If that does not work, please contact Microsoft Support directly to find out what could block the MindMeister tab in your account.
- You will then be asked to sign in to MindMeister with your Office 365 account.
If you’ve never used MindMeister before, a new (Basic) MindMeister account will be created with your Office 365 email address. You can of course also use this account to sign in directly at www.mindmeister.com, for instance, to export your maps, or to upgrade your account.
If you already have a MindMeister account that’s not associated with your Office 365 email address, you should visit the Connected Apps in your Account menu first - there, you can connect MindMeister with your Office 365 account. Be sure to do this before adding MindMeister in Microsoft Teams. Otherwise, a new MindMeister account will be created for you with your Office 365 email address.
If that happens, and you want to consolidate your accounts after the fact, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will assist you.
- Give this new tab a name (1) and choose whether to create a new map from scratch or select one of the existing maps from your account (2). When you're done, click Save (3).
- Now you’re ready to mind map! Give your mind map a name by typing it in the root topic, and then use the TAB and ENTER keys to quickly create new topics and subtopics around the center.
Click the X in MindMeister's sidebar (1) if you need more space for your brainstorming session. To toggle the team chat, click the chat icon on the right (2).
Open Existing Mind Map in Microsoft Teams
This entire integration can only be accessed by users who connected with Office 365 by either using the Office 365 login or connecting their account from the account’s integration page with Office 365. All non Office 365 users don’t see the Microsoft Teams links in any mind map even if the map is connected with a Microsoft Teams tab.
Only the map owner can create and delete a connection to Microsoft teams. Other users than the map owner don’t see the Try in Teams link.
If a map is connected with a tab in Microsoft Teams, then all users from the same Office 365 tenant (same email domain) who have access to the mind map on MindMeister will see the link Open in Teams. To cancel the integration, just press the Cancel button that shows when you hover over Open in Teams.