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July 03, 2022

This new Microsoft Teams feature could be just what you’ve been waiting for

Teams pop-outs promise to improve functionality of two monitors for contributors

An update for Microsoft Teams that introduces the ability to open shared meeting content in a new window is currently underway, as the company continues to improve its video conferencing software.

The company has released little information about the new feature, explaining simply that users can “open shared content in a separate window.”

The update was added to the Microsoft 365 product roadmap this week and is expected to roll out to Teams users in August. The new feature is supported on both Web and desktop client versions of the collaboration platform, including Windows and macOS.

Update for Microsoft Teams

In recent years, hybrid work routines have caused us to turn to video conferencing platforms to get our work done, which has led companies to invest to regularly improve their products.

The functionality of the emerging feature has yet to be seen, but it is likely that it will work in the same way that users can already open Teams chats to a new window.

We expect this move to be beneficial to employees using multiple company monitors, allowing participants to see the participants of the conversation and check shared files and chat feeds, while also viewing content shared by presenters.

This follows an announcement with improvements to CART subtitling, live subtitling with speaker attribution and live transcription, as well as the introduction of background effects in Teams on web browsers.

These features were scheduled for release in June 2022 and were made available by the end of the month, so we hope Microsoft will deliver its new pop-out update by the end of the summer.

Source: tech radar

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