Microsoft Teams update: Free and Work versions to seamlessly join meetings

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Microsoft has announced a significant update to its Teams platform that will make it easier for everyone to join meetings, regardless of whether they use the free or paid version.

Starting in February 2024, users of the free Microsoft Teams app with a personal account can join work meetings directly with the client. This means they will no longer need to switch to a web browser and join as guests.

Work and school Teams users will also benefit from the update, as they can join meetings from the free Teams client. This eliminates the need for them to join via a browser as meeting guests.

The latest update simplifies meeting access for Teams users by eliminating the need to switch between apps or accounts. This saves time and promotes a smoother workflow, allowing users to focus on the meeting.

Secondly, the update enables free Teams users to participate in work meetings fully, fostering better collaboration and communication. Moreover, the streamlined process of joining meetings will improve the user experience for everyone involved.

The update, identified by Feature ID 167326, was added to the Microsoft 365 roadmap on December 1, 2023. It will be available across various platforms, including Mac, Android, iOS, and Desktop, under the General Availability phase. It will apply to Microsoft Teams’ Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) cloud instances.

 

 

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