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Teams from Microsoft will soon receive major updates to make the platform more engaging

Teams from Microsoft will soon receive major updates to make the platform more engaging
The Siliconreview
04 November, 2020

Video conferencing apps witnessed massive growth during the Covid-19 pandemic as the offices and schools started moving online. Popular video calling apps have gained immense support, and it is also releasing new updates to keep the users satisfied. The Teams from Microsoft has recently received massive updates. Significant changes were made both in terms of cosmetics as well as features. The new updates for Teams deal with calling, collaboration, chat, and meetings along with a brand new section called the App Spotlight. One of the major releases for Teams was live caption and speaker attribution options. This will allow the participants to see who is talking with what is being said. If you are a presenter, then you will also be able to pin a video to highlight it for other participants to see.

As of now, the new features are limited to PC, mobile, Mac, and Teams on windows. A presenter can now block other participants from unmuting during the meeting, and the presenter can also allow few participants to unmute during the Q&A. These new features are very important for conferences and digital classroom environments. Microsoft whiteboard is also present, and the meetings can be easily stored on OneDrive for future use.