Post Messages to Microsoft Teams Using Python

Automation in Teams

Sibeesh Venu

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Most of us uses Microsoft Teams on a daily basis, and we post a lot of messages, chats, contents to the platform. However there are times that you may need to post these contents automatically. Here in this post, we will see how we can post content to channel in Microsoft Teams using Python. Let’s get started.

Microsoft Teams

Prerequisites

  1. You will need Python installed on your machine
  2. You will need to create a Team and a channel in the Team

Setting up a channel

Creating a channel

You will need to set up Teams before you create a channel, and if you have enough access, it is an easy thing to do. Once the Team is ready to use, you can either use one of the existing channel, or create a new one from the context menu.

Teams Context Menu

Setting up the connector

When you have decided which channel to use, click on the three dot on the right-side of your channel name, and then click on the Connectors and then search for the connector “Incoming Webhook” and then click on the button “Add”.

The above process might take a few minutes. If you are unable to perform this, you can try using the web version of Microsoft Teams.

Use of web verstion of Microsoft Teams

The above step will add the connector to your Teams, so that you can start configuring your Webhook. Click on the Configure button.

Provide a meaningful name for your Webhook and upload an image if required. Finally click on the Create button. A unique Url will be generated for your Webhook. Copy the Url and save it somewhere, we will later add this to Azure Key Vault and use from there. Click on the Done button. Your Webhook now should be shown as configured.

Configured Webhook

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Sibeesh Venu

An engineer by profession and writer by passion. Author at Sibeesh Passion, Microsoft MVP (2016–2022). Software Engineer @ Microsoft