5 new teams features – Did you know that…?
Learn about 5 new Teams features in the blog post. – These are presented individually and are the continuation from the March, April, May, June, July & October 2021 updates.
As soon as a recording of a meeting starts, the live transcription is also activated in the background.
Instructions: Within the meeting, select ”more actions”() in the upper margin on the right side and then ”start recording”. The transcript will start automatically.
For more information on the topic of meeting recording and transcription, see: Recording a meeting in teams
3. New keyboard shortcuts for teams
New, you can use the keyboard to navigate teams chats.
For example, click the UP and DOWN keys to navigate up or down in your chat list. Press CTRL+SHIFT+R keys to focus on the message box, send a message, and more.
For a comprehensive listing of the new keyboard shortcuts, see: New keyboard shortcuts
4. The completely new whiteboard in chats, channels and meetings
With the complete overhaul of the Microsoft Whiteboard in Teams, various useful options have emerged. Currently there are over 40 new templates, from sticky notes to reactions and much more.
Additionally, you can insert images as well as shapes, change the background color and the grid design of the board and furthermore work with a large amount of content in a simplified way with the new tools. See for yourself!
5. Starting a new chat in a new window
Recently there is an option in the settings of Teams to start a chat in the main window or in a new window.
Instructions: First, select the three dots () at the top right of the app and then click on ”Settings”.
Finally, in the ”General” subfolder, scroll down to the heading ”Open new chat in” and then select ”New window”. In the future, a new window will be opened automatically when you start a new chat.
These were another 5 new features in Microsoft Teams. Learn more about Microsoft Teams & our offerings