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October 01, 2022

Microsoft Teams does everything it can to make sure you never miss a meeting again

Keeping track of your ever-changing Microsoft Teams calendar may soon be easier than ever thanks to a new update.

The video conferencing service has revealed that it is working on a new feature that will allow users to “unfold” the meeting they are on so they can perform other tasks while the call continues.

The company says the move, which could be a huge boost in productivity for Microsoft Teams users, will allow users to create a new meeting, check their chats or edit their files without having to switch between apps.

Pop-out meetings from Microsoft Teams

In its entry on the official Microsoft 365 roadmap, the company notes that users will now be able to “pop-out an existing meeting using the pop-up icon in a Teams agenda planning form.”

Their meeting is still visible while performing other tasks and there is no need to switch between different apps.

The feature is still listed as “under development” for now, but has an expected release date of October 2022, so users need not wait too long. When released, it will be available to Microsoft Teams users on desktop, Web and Mac.

The update is the latest in a series of improvements to Microsoft Teams as the company seeks to make its platform more intuitive to use.

The company recently revealed that it is working to upgrade its “Interactive Large Gallery,” meaning that your calls will now include feeds from up to 49 video participants at once. Users can interact with others through actions such as pin and spotlight, and observe their meeting activity such as hand raising and reactions.

When it comes to ending a call, another newly announced feature allows users to leave a meeting from all their devices with one tap – useful for those who may have participated in a meeting using multiple personal devices, such as when traveling or working from a shared office or public location.

In slightly more troubling news, however, Microsoft Teams also recently announced that it would be adding hold music for users who have the misfortune to have their call put through.

source: wiredfocus

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