5 new Microsoft Teams features
Get to know 5 new Microsoft Teams functions in the blog post. – These are presented individually and are a continuation of the previous updates.
The following four functions can be selected in the background settings:
Add a new background
Add «None'' background effects to remove the existing effect
Select an available background
Blur the background
Lastly, choose ''Participate now'' to join the meeting with the selected settings
There are also two options for chat density under “General”. On the one hand the function “Comfortable” is available and on the other hand “Compact” is available.
3. Pin a message in chat
You can now pin specific messages to the start of a chat. These are then permanently visible to the members of the chat. It does not depend on the amount of messages that come afterwards.
Each message has the option to pin it. You can unpin it at any time. There is currently the option to pin a single message at a time. Hide, unhide, mute, or pin a chat in Teams.
4. Disable “Mirror my video”.
By default, the image of your own video preview is automatically played in the small preview window. From now on it is possible to no longer display the image mirrored.
Accordingly, this brings enormous simplification for the moderator of a meeting, especially when sharing a whiteboard or text. The participants see the text correctly. The moderator sees the text in mirror image. This may distract him and make the online meeting more difficult.
Note: Normally the video is mirrored automatically because most people are used to the mirrored function (like on smartphones with the front camera).
Here's how to disable the mirror my video feature:
Next the meeting: Select ''Custom Setup''.
To the right of the “Participate now” field you will find the “Mirror my video” button, which can be deactivated with one click. In the following image the function is deactivated.
Während the meeting: Select "Further actions" () -> ''Device Settings''.
You will then find the “Mirror my video” button, which can be deactivated with one click. The function is activated in the following image.
Note: If you deactivate the “mirroring my video” function, it remains switched off. This must therefore be switched on again manually if necessary.
5. Better experiences in teams
In order to optimize the performance of Teams for users, the app is constantly being improved as part of ongoing efforts. This includes, among other things, the duration of switching between a chat and a channel. This has become faster thanks to the updated update.
These were another 5 new Microsoft Teams features. Find out more about Microsoft Teams & our offers