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November 28, 2020

Microsoft Teams may be about to finally get these useful features.

Microsoft Teams for Windows 10 and macOS gets a new update that gives users more control over conversations.

Microsoft Teams currently allows employees and users to communicate anywhere – through text, voice, or video conferencing. Both the free and paid version of Microsoft Teams allows users to communicate via chat, but the desktop app currently does not support “pinned messages.”

Microsoft is now introducing a new feature that allows users to pin every message in a channel. A pinned message is visible to all members of the organization in the channel and can be detached at any time. Microsoft also allows users to pin videos or even GIFs as long as they’re in the channel chat box.

In addition, Microsoft is finally introducing the new pre-join meeting experience for Team Meetings. The new user interface before participation makes it easy to configure your audio, video, and device before you enter the meeting.


In the new experience, you can verify your audio and video devices before you go to the meeting. This helps you prevent your hardware from not working properly during a live meeting. Of course, you can always change the settings after you join the meeting.

Other features, including “Teams Polls,” will also be available to users. Survey integration allows organizers to hold more engaging and productive meetings, and you can manage all your surveys on a tab in the Teams meeting.

Early next year, Microsoft will finally allow you to store your meeting recordings in your personal OneDrive accounts. In addition, the tech giant plans to introduce new automatic retention labels and the ability to store meetings in SharePoint.

Later, Microsoft will also enable support for multiple accounts in Teams for your personal accounts.

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