M365 Changelog: Breaking Security Change: Ability to chat with bots based on custom app policy

MC699716 – On January 31st, 2024, the ability to chat with bots that are not connected to a Microsoft Teams app (e.g. Azure and PVA bots that are not published as an app) will be blocked for users who are not assigned to an app setup policy which allows uploading custom apps. 

When this will happen:January 31, 2024

How this affects your organization:

Users who rely on these bots in their day-to-day work will be impacted if the bot is not connected to a published Microsoft Teams app in the org.

What you need to do to prepare: 

For tenants who rely on such bots to perform their day-to-day work, the following options need to be considered: