Answer/Talk to Bot in MS-Teams without tagging the bot

Maayan Hope 21 Reputation points

Hi All
When talking to a bot in MS-Teams the user must tag the bot "@BotName" before writing a message to that bot
When using WebEx there is an option to create a "GI" (Guest Issuer) and in that case there is not need to tag the bot for every message

Is there a way to do the same in MS-Teams?
Is there a plan to develop such a feature?

Our customers are asking for this feature as it is very un-comfortable to tag the bot for every message you send to it


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  1. Meghana-MSFT 3,391 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    You can use RSC, using which you can request team owners to consent for a bot to receive user messages across standard channels in a team without being @mentioned.

    Please check this doc for more details -,

    Please note that this feature is currently available in Public Developer Preview only.

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  1. Maayan Hope 21 Reputation points

    Thank you for the answer
    How can we join "Public Developer Preview" ?

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