5 new Microsoft Teams features
Learn about 5 new Microsoft Teams features in the blog post. – These are presented individually and are the continuation of the previous updates.
In the ”Background Settings” the following four functions are selectable:
Add a new background
Add “None” background effects to remove the existing effect.
Select an available background
Soften the background
Finally, select ”Join now” to join the meeting with the selected settings
Furthermore, under ”General” there are two choices for the chat density. On the one hand the function ”Comfortable” is available and on the other hand ”Compact”.
3. pin a message in the chat
Recently, you can pin certain messages to the beginning 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.
For each message there is an option to pin it. You can unpin it at any time. Currently there is an option to pin a single message at a time. Hide, show, mute, or pin a chat in teams.
4. disable „mirror my video”
By default, the image of the custom video preview is played automatically in the small preview window. From now on there is the possibility to display the image not mirrored.
Accordingly, this brings a huge simplification for the moderator of a meeting, especially when sharing a whiteboard or text. The participants see the text correctly. The presenter sees the text mirrored. This may distract him and make the online meeting more difficult.
Note: Normally, the video is automatically mirrored , because most people are used to the mirrored function (as well as the smartphone with the front camera).
As follows you will learn how to disable the ”mirror my video” function:
Beforethe meeting: Select ”Custom Setup”.
To the right of the ”Join now” field you will find the ”Flip my video” button, which will be disabled with one click. In the following image, the function is deactivated.
During the meeting: Select ”More actions” () -> ‘’Device settings’’.
After that you will find the ”Flip my video” button, which can be disabled with one click. In the following image the function is activated.
Note: If you disable the ”mirror my video” function, it will remain disabled. This is why it must be switched on again manually when required.
5. better experiences in teams
To optimize the performance of teams for users, continuous efforts are underway to improve the app. This includes, among other things, the duration of switching between a chat and a channel. This has become faster due to the update that has been carried out.
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