Microsoft introduced its Teams service back in November of last year. During the initial preview launch, Microsoft Teams missed quite a lot of features and some parts were quite rough, too. Over the past couple of months, Microsoft has been working hard on fixing some of the early issues and introducing new features to improve the experience of Teams. Today, the company is rolling out yet another major update for Microsoft Teams that introduces a couple of new features and improves some of the existing ones. Here’s a quick rundown:
Firstly, Microsoft is introducing a revamped Compose box for messages in Teams. In the improved compose box, you will see different buttons for the different tasks such as expanding the compose box, sending a GIF, emojis, custom meme, attaching a file and scheduling a meeting. Previously, most of these features were accessible from one single button, but Microsoft is now splitting them up to make them quickly accessible from their own dedicated buttons on the compose box.
You can now put calls on hold as well
Microsoft is also making major improvements to calls on Teams. With the new update, users can now hold a call and transfer calls to other members of the team. So for example, if you are on a call and you need to transfer the call to another member of your team, you can do that easily with the new Transfer Call feature. And the ability to hold calls works exactly like you’d expect it to.
There are a couple of other improvements in the latest update: for example, Teams will now add the top 5 channels of a team to your Favourites whenever you favorite a new team. Teams also now supports up to 999 users in one team (previously it only supported 500 users). And lastly, the Available status will remain unchanged when you keep the app running in the background — in the past, Teams used to show users as unavailable when the app ran in the background.
If you are a Microsoft Teams user, you should already have the new features on your device — but if you don’t, you can get the Microsoft Teams apps here.