Microsoft’s latest feature is a new offline experience for Microsoft Teams.
The new feature, which appeared on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, isn’t as magical as it seems – Microsoft won’t let you receive messages without connectivity.
Instead, Microsoft lets you respond to messages when you have a bad connection, and then queue them to send when the connection is restored.
Messages are held for up to 24 hours, after which Microsoft specifies and informs the user that their message has been cancelled. At a later stage, Microsoft will allow users to edit that queue, which is useful if you have a message you regret sending, or, more likely, if you contacted the person you’re responding to through another channel.
The feature is primarily intended for people, possibly on the road, with intermittent connectivity, such as working on a train or flight. It’s expected to come out sometime this month.