Microsoft Teams meeting screen

Microsoft has already confirmed that it’s working on a bunch of improvements for mobile and desktop users and the company has shared more details over the weekend.

Last week, Microsoft Teams mobile app received a new update with a slew of fresh features, including a new option that lets you block message previews, enable caller ID voicemail integration, and improved spellchecker on iOS.

In addition, Microsoft Teams for iOS now allows you to access more advanced options when you’re in a call.

Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that it’s also working on a new presentation mode for both Android and iOS that will allow users to see more participants. This feature will allow you to see shared content and multiple participants at the same time.

Likewise, Microsoft says it’s also improving the presentation mode when Teams spotlight feature is enabled.

The new layout improvements will begin rolling out to iOS users in November. Android users will receive the update in December 2020 or January 2021.

Teams custom layout

On the desktop, presenters will be allowed to customize the layout by allowing their video to appear above the content. Users can also move their PowerPoint or Word presentation to a corner and make space for other members of the group, so they can easily address their audience or teachers without switching between content and their video.

In addition, Microsoft is working on a new targeted communication feature that will allow desktop users to message all members in a specific role. For example, you can now message all members of a group and students of a particular section at the same time.

Similarly, you can also message all cashiers in your store at the same time by simply mentioning the role name in your post.

Targeted communication works only when a specific role or tag is assigned to users in the same organization. When enabled, users can also share information and collaborate with co-workers.

Microsoft Teams will also allow users to quickly transfer the calls to specific channels and organize the help desk or hotline.

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