Microsoft Teams January 2023 Update Brief Summary

February 1, 2023

It’s already February, which means Microsoft has already released the list of new features it introduced to Teams in January. Here is a quick summary of the features users can now spot in different sections of Teams.


  • View video recordings and attendance reports can now be accessed inside LMS.
  • Video Gallery gets pages or navigation controls below to see other videos of the attendees.
  • The Meeting toolbar has a usability upgrade featuring dedicated buttons for raising hands and switching between view modes.
  • The new Workplace Live app integration allows live streaming of Teams meetings or webinars directly to Meta Workplace Live.


  • The webinar gets a better management experience through a new structure and registration details and settings customization options for specific events. Specifically, the expanded options cover the setup, registration, and reports. This brings new abilities to designate co-organizers, highlight speaker’s info, set a theme setting for registration page and webinar communications, set registration capacity limits for up to 1,000 attendees, use custom questions for info-collection, view attendee status details, and access existing reporting and analytics in one central location.


  • Teams now supports group Teams call from a chat with federated colleagues outside the organization.

Teams Rooms and Devices

  • Teams Rooms on Windows now allows starting of a Microsoft Whiteboard in Teams meetings using the in-meeting share content function of meeting room consoles.
  • Ability to show or hide chat on the front-of-room display using meeting room consoles when in Gallery, Large Gallery, or Together mode.
  • In-meeting notifications for Teams Rooms on Windows get improvements to help it to be more like the “familiar” Teams desktop experience.

Certified Devices+

  • Poly CCX350 is added as a Teams-certified device.

Chat and collaboration

  • Teams now displays the full chat conversation thread after clicking on search message results.


  • The developers can access, edit, or delete event updates on messages in user:bot chats.
  • Files uploaded within the Power Automate portal will now show within the view details window of an approval request within Teams.
  • Admins get the ability to use Intune to decide the types of content a user can view in a notification on their mobile lock screen.

Frontline workers

  • Outlook and Power Apps applications on Android are now in public preview for frontline workers using shared devices.


  • Teams calendar now includes scheduling form pop-outs for GCC-High and DoD.
  • New ability to view an attendance report on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS for Government clouds.
  • Teams meeting for DoD gets emojis.
  • There is a new ability in DoD to disable and enable videos for all attendees before or during a Microsoft Teams meeting.
  • Automatic viewing of up to 49 videos (7×7) in Teams meeting for GCC-High and DoD.
  • New ability for organizers and presenters to manage the audio capabilities of meeting attendees.

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