The main reason for Zoom’s success was the ease with which people could participate in video calls by simply sharing a code.
Of course, this led to a lot of security issues via Zoom bombing, but at that point it gave Zoom the growth boost it needed to become synonymous with video calling.
Somewhat late, Microsoft Teams joins the party with its own Meeting Code solution.
When the feature rolls out, all meetings have a meeting ID that is automatically assigned to a Microsoft Teams user and added to the meeting invitation under the meeting link. Meeting participants can join the meeting by entering the meeting ID.
The feature makes it easier to share invitations through social media and other forms of communication, e.g. voice calls.
Unlike zoom’s early days, for Microsoft Teams, pre-join, lobby, and security remain the same as if a regular link had been sent.
The feature, which will be available in web, desktop and mobile clients, will be rolled out in early May and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2021.