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January 20, 2022

iPhone Companion Mode Experience for Microsoft Teams Rooms

The companion mode on Microsoft Teams allows users to use their smartphone to interact with a Microsoft Teams meeting while also accessing the meeting on another client, such as the Microsoft Teams desktop client or Microsoft Teams Rooms.

If you’re in a meeting, you can open the Microsoft Teams mobile client. On launching the mobile client, you will see a notification bar asking if you want to use your phone as a companion device for the active meeting.

Microsoft announced on January 14, 2022 that they will further improve the Companion experience on iOS.

For a better hybrid meeting experience, Teams users on their iPhone can join a meeting on both their device and Microsoft Teams Rooms with a single tap.

Audio on their device is automatically disabled to ensure echo does not occur. In addition, the landing experience on iPhone will be optimized for engagement activities to make it easier to raise hands or respond, chat and see all participants.

Users will observe a new UI and experience when joining a meeting on their iPhone as a secondary device. Users can swipe through the menu to view the meeting.

The improvements will roll out at the end of January and are expected to be completed in early February.

Source: mspoweruser

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