New Microsoft Teams features rolled out; know how you will benefit

    As many as 4 new Microsoft Teams features are being rolled out and they will it easy to navigate through the platform.
    By HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on Feb 17 2022, 06:48 PM IST
    New Microsoft Teams features rolled out to users.
    New Microsoft Teams features rolled out to users. (Microsoft )
    New Microsoft Teams features rolled out to users.
    New Microsoft Teams features rolled out to users. (Microsoft )

    New Microsoft Teams features have been rolled out to users to make their experience even more seamless and engaging. From muting and unmuting directly from the taskbar, to limiting disruptions, the platform has introduced a bunch of amazing features. This will make it easy for users to operate the platform with ease. It will also make the breakout rooms better during meetings. Check out all the newly introduced features here.

    Unmute/mute from Windows Taskbar

    Windows users can now mute/unmute their microphone for Teams meetings even without opening the Teams window. The mute/unmute icon will now appear on the taskbar and will be handy for workers on regular Teams meetings who use Windows PCs. This new feature was added recently in the recent Windows 11 Build 22000.526 (KB5010414) for Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.

    Manage Breakout Rooms Better

    Microsoft Teams offers Breakout rooms for organizers to divide meetings into sub-groups for brainstorming or close-quartered discussions. However, with the new support, the breakout rooms can be expanded for up to 10 presenters during a meeting. Only, one manager can take control at a time and perform several in-meeting functions such as:

    Assigning users to rooms

    Adding/deleting rooms

    Opening/closing rooms

    Reassigning users to rooms

    Sending announcements

    Re-creating rooms

    Setting timers

    Adjusting other breakout room settings

    Joining open rooms

    Sending announcements etc

    Organizers can even reassign participants even when rooms are open.

    Less power consumption

    Now the Microsoft Teams meetings will be more energy efficient regardless of setup. The platform has reduced the power consumption upto 50% in order make it easily operational for users on low-end hardware as well as those on high-end workstations and high-resolution monitors.

    Limit disruptions with In-Meeting controls

    Apart from all these, the platform has also given control to users to limit disruptions during the meetings at edge. Now any of the participants can mute and manually disable other’s camera and/or microphone during meetings to limit disruptions. Moreover one can even remove the attendee by navigating to “More actions” tab available next to the attendee.

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    First Published Date: 17 Feb, 06:48 PM IST
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