Microsoft Teams: Adding YAROOMS to your Teams sidebar

This article explains how to add or update a packed Teams app provided by YAROOMS.

Jump to:

1. Create the app

2.1 Adding a new app

2.2 Update the app to a newer version

1. Create the app

Go to Settings → Integrations → Teams → Application, and fully customise the app:

  • Add the app's name, description, and logos in the designated fields.
  • Customize and add new tabs

When you are done, click the "Download application" button. 

create the app

2. Adding a new app


  • An existing Teams integration.
  • Permissions to access Teams Admin that has an active license for Teams.
  • A Teams sidebar app which can be downloaded from Teams Integration page (Settings → Integrations → Teams).

Add the app:


  • Press "Select a file"


  • Select the zip file, provided by YAROOMS, and upload it to the system.
  • Finally, click on the ellipsis from the left side menu, search for the app, right click on it and click on PIN. After you do that, the app will remain visible in the Teams left sidebar.

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2.2 Update the app to a newer version

This is not part of the initial implementation. This step is only for those instances when you made some changes to your Teams app and you wan those changes to be updated in the Teams sidebar.

  • Locate the YAROOMS app by using the 'Search by name' field (the 'Custom app' column should have the 'Yes' value)


  • Click on the app
  • Click on the 'Update' button next to the logo


  • Find and select the provided zip file.


    If you are looking for information how to set up a Teams bot, read this article.