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October 24, 2021

New Microsoft Teams feature turns your microphone off

Thanks to this new Teams feature, you don’t have to worry about accidentally leaving your microphone on during meetings.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams will soon have an option to temporarily mute a microphone during a meeting.
  • Pressing CTRL and the space bar will turn your microphone off again if you hold it down.
  • The feature will roll out in December 2021, but that date is subject to change.

Anyone who accidentally said something during a virtual meeting will appreciate an upcoming feature for Microsoft Teams. A new option within Teams allows people to temporarily mute their microphone by pressing CTRL and the spacebar. As soon as you release these keys, Teams will mute your microphone again. The feature is in development and could arrive as early as October 2021, but that date is subject to change.

“Introducing the ability to allow meeting participants to temporarily unmute by pressing the ‘Ctrl-Spacebar’ to speak,” the statement said. Microsoft 365 roadmap .

With Microsoft Teams, people can mute and unmute all their microphones by pressing a button in the app. Teams also supports CTRL+SHIFT+M to toggle between mute and unmute. These options toggle between enabling or disabling a microphone. In contrast, the new CTRL+SHIFT option should only enable your microphone while holding down the keys.

Source: windows central

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