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August 12, 2022

Microsoft Teams prevents you from sitting alone in a meeting

“Outdated” Microsoft Teams meetings are broken up

Endlessly waiting for other people to join your Microsoft Teams meeting could soon be a lot less annoying thanks to a new update coming soon.

The video conferencing service is working on a feature that will automatically put an end to what it calls “stale” Microsoft Teams meetings.

This should put an end to the uncomfortable occurrence when users come to a meeting that has already been canceled or postponed, or simply show up at the wrong time or on the wrong date.

Microsoft Teams meeting ends

In his submission on the official Microsoft 365 roadmap, the company notes that if a user is the only participant in a meeting that has been identified as “obsolete” (as in, no one else has accepted the invitation or said they will participate), they will see a dialog box asking them to end the call or close the notification.

If no action is taken, the meeting will automatically end.

The item notes that the feature is still “under development,” but has an expected launch date of August 2022, meaning users should not wait too long.

After release, it will be available to Microsoft Teams users on the Web, desktops and Mac, with no obvious administrator permissions or changes.

The feature is the latest in a long line of upgrades for Microsoft Teams, as the platform looks to make its service a painless experience.

The company recently revealed that it would be adding some basic games to Microsoft Teams to help users pass the time while waiting for a call to start.

Several titles from the company’s Casual Games platform will be part of the move, aimed at helping kill a few minutes, for example, when waiting for someone to join the conversation with a quick game of Connect 4.

The company has also outlined plans to soon introduce 3D avatars alongside more immersive Microsoft Teams meetings within the so-called “metaverse.”

Source: tech radar

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