New Features on Microsoft Teams

While people are staying home and practicing social distancing, remote work apps have stepped up to help people make the transition to working from home.

Microsoft Teams, a digital work space for businesses, is one of these apps. Teams is introducing new features to compete with Zoom, according to CRN.

Teams, which has been offering audio/video meetings, now also includes the following:

  • Custom backgrounds
  • An “end meeting” button

The following features are planned for a later release:

  • Gallery view for video calls
  • A “raise hand” feature which allows users to send a visual cue when they want to speak
  • Noise suppression

Other Teams features include group chats, instant messaging, and file sharing. Teams also has a more efficient screen sharing system from Zoom that doesn’t require users to share tabs and windows separately.

Yottability is offering calls through Teams for customers who sign up with a PBX (telephone system) plan. To learn more about Yottability’s Teams offerings, click here.