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Microsoft Teams introduces an easier way to control webcam, audio on PC; Know how to use it

Microsoft has announced new ways to control webcam and audio on Microsoft Teams to make it easier and more efficient for users to tweak in any way. Here’s all you need to know.

| Updated on: Jan 24 2024, 13:52 IST
AI boost: 4 ways Copilot in Microsoft Teams improves meetings, hikes productivity
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1/5 Microsoft’s AI tool named Copilot has introduced various new features to Microsoft Teams since its launch. Over eight months duration, Copilot features have been beneficial to carrying out several business tasks and it improves the way we conduct meetings on Microsoft Teams. Know the four ways Copilot improves meetings in Teams. (Microsoft )
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2/5 To retain the meeting's privacy or confidentiality, Copilot will enable users to keep no transcript of the conversation after the meeting. It means that the meeting admin and organizers will have a "no transcription" option which will allow them to ask Copilot questions during the meeting, however, after the meeting is concluded, the no data interaction with the AI tools will be saved.  (Microsoft)
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3/5 Copilot’s compose box writing assistance will enable users to draft messages in chat, meeting chat or channel. Microsoft Teams users can utilize this feature to rewrite the message, adjust the tone to be casual, professional, and confident, or simply modify the message before you send it.  (Microsoft)
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4/5 Copilot in Microsoft Teams enables users to keep tabs on what's important in the Chat and channels. The tool simply filters information which will enable users to stay updated without reading through the whole chats. Copilot effortlessly highlights key decisions and open items from the long discussions. (Microsoft)
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5/5 Users can also ask  Copilot to highlight key information from a channel post-conversation. Giving simple prompts such as your task list or key discussion points can be asked and then the tool will summarize the information along with citations based on your prompts. (Microsoft)
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Users can access the new features via the Microsoft Teams Public Preview program. (Microsoft)

The sudden demand for online communication platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in the popularity of apps like Zoom, Google Meet, and of course, Microsoft Teams. Now, there is healthy competition to become the number one workspace provider in the market. Bolstering its ambitions to become the best, Microsoft has been rolling out new features to Teams in recent months. Most importantly, it has received the AI benefit too with the inclusion of 365 Copilot. Now, the Redmond-based tech giant has announced new ways to control webcam and audio on Microsoft Teams, aiming to make life easier for users. Know what's new.

Microsoft Teams update

In a blog post, Microsoft announced that it is introducing an easier and more efficient way to control webcam and audio input and output on Teams. Previously, users would have to browse through multiple layers of settings to navigate to the relevant tab, but not anymore. With the latest update, Microsoft Teams Public Preview users can quickly manage audio and video settings during meetings with a single touch from the Meeting toolbar.

How to use it

1. To access these quick settings, click the downward arrow next to the Camera button or the Mic button on the Meeting toolbar during a meeting.

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2. Then, click either the More Video Options link or the More Audio Options link at the bottom of the menu to open the side panel.

3. You can also access those settings by clicking the More Actions button on the Meeting toolbar.

4. Then, select either Audio settings or Video effects and settings.

Who can use these features?

To get access to these features, Microsoft says you need to be a member of the Teams Public Preview or Microsoft 365 Targeted Release. Then, you can use the new Teams client for Windows or macOS and use the quick settings. The features will be rolled out to all Microsoft Teams users in the coming months.

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First Published Date: 24 Jan, 13:30 IST