What's new in Microsoft Teams

What's new in Microsoft Teams

Note: Microsoft Teams will not support Internet Explorer 11 starting November 30, 2020. Learn more. Please note that Internet Explorer 11 will remain a supported browser. Internet Explorer 11 is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.

November 20, 2020

Teams for your personal life, now on desktop 

Connect with family and friends on the new desktop app for Teams for your personal life. Now you can organize plans as a group, store personal information, and share memories whether on the go or from your computer. Get all the details at Introducing Microsoft Teams for your personal life.

Do more in meetings with apps

Enhance your online meeting experience with apps. Just like adding a tab to a chat or channel, after you've sent an invite, open up the meeting details and select Plus sign icon  at the top and choose an app, then select Add. Get the full details at Use apps in meetings.

November 17, 2020

Multilingual communication just got better

In the Windows desktop app, Teams spellchecker will now detect when you switch languages and adjust accordingly. Spellcheck also now defaults to your operating system's keyboard language and will adjust whenever you switch between keyboard languages.

Top message results

In the continued effort to bring you more relevant results, you'll now see the three most relevant messages at the top of the Messages tab when you search. Type a word or phrase in the command box at the top of Teams and press Enter. Select the Messages tab and you'll get three Top results followed by All results.

October 29, 2020

Keep it secret, keep it safe

To provide you with even more privacy, Teams now lets you turn off message previews in your desktop notifications. Message previews are on by default. To turn them off, go to your profile picture, select Settings > Notifications > Show message preview. From here, switch the toggle to off.

Appear offline in Teams

You can now set your status in Teams to Appear offline, You'll still receive notifications if anyone messages you, but you'll be able to work in Teams while appearing invisible to others. Like magic!

Notification settings got a makeover

Check out the new, simplified organization of your notification settings. To access, go to your profile picture, select Settings > Notifications and you're there. 

Become a pro at notifications and learn more about the changes at Manage notification in Teams.

New industry-based team templates 

Use team templates created specifically for your industry to help you create teams optimized for the way you work. There are also some new templates for project management, employee in-boarding, and more.

Learn how to use templates at Create a team from a template.

Transfer meetings between devices

Seamlessly switch between devices when in a Teams meeting. So if you join a meeting from your phone while making your morning cup of caffeine, you can transfer to your computer when you get to your desk and no one will be the wiser.

October 16, 2020

Freehand by InVision brings whiteboarding to the new meeting experience

You can now use the Freehand by Invision app to collaborate in meetings in the new Teams meeting experience. Have fun sketching new ideas and brainstorming from the comfort and safety of a Teams meeting.

Notification settings have a new look

Check out the new notification settings in Teams. The updated organization makes it easier to find the exact notifications you want so you can keep track of the activity you care about. To access, go to your profile picture > Settings > Notifications

October 9, 2020

Take a peek at your meetings

View meeting details from your calendar without opening the meeting. All you need to do is hover your cursor over the event in your calendar and a brief summary of details will pop up for you to read.

Speaker name added to Live captions 

Live captions are now able to attribute the name of the speaker when generating captions during a meeting. Live captions is currently available in US English only.

New keyboard shortcuts

For improved accessibility in Teams, there are two new shortcuts. To start a new conversation, type Alt+Shift+C on PC and Opt+Shift+C on Mac. To reply to a thread, type Alt+Shift+R on PC and Opt+Shift+R on Mac.

New attendee audio option for meetings

Meeting organizers can now disable attendee mics to prevent them from unmuting during a meeting. In Meeting options, go to Allow attendees to unmute and switch the toggle to Yes.

September 25, 2020

Better access to meeting notes

Meeting notes now supports up to 100 meeting participants at a time. Participants who have access to notes will now continue to have access to meeting notes, even after the meeting ends. Also, if anyone joins your meeting after it's scheduled and doesn't have access to notes, they can now request access from the notes owner. Get the full scoop at Take meeting notes in Teams.

Share the spotlight

Spotlighting a video is like pinning it for everyone in the meeting. If you're an organizer or a presenter, you can choose anyone's video (including your own) to be the main video people see. Learn how to bring everyone's focus on a specific person in Spotlight someone's video in a Teams meeting.

September 11, 2020

Push the big button

Introducing the updated New conversation button in channels. Confidently know you're starting a new conversation (and not replying to a thread) with the new button look. The same old keyboard shortcuts will still work for you and you can find those in Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams.

The new button is at the bottom of the channel. Select, New conversation to open the box where you write your message. Just as before, you can type a quick message and press Enter to send, or select Format  Expand button  to expand the box and use your formatting tools. Select Send  Send icon to send your message when in the expanded mode. 

September 4, 2020

SharePoint Lists are now in Teams

Create lists to manage work, track inventory, and more with your team.  Add a list to a channel by selecting Add a tab, then select Lists (you may need to search for the app by name). Create a list from scratch or choose from existing templates and team lists. Get started with Lists in Teams.

More online collaboration with Microsoft Whiteboard

Last month, Microsoft Whiteboard released new features that make it easier than ever to keep the creative process going while meeting online in Teams. Sticky notes, text objects, and more give you better organization of your whiteboard. Check out all the news on Microsoft Tech Community.

August 21, 2020

Real-time status updates in Teams

We're excited to announce that Teams now provides updates to everyone's statuses as they occur. What does that all mean? You're looking at more reliable and faster updates when your status—available, in a call, etc.—changes in Teams, including turning on and off your out of office (aka Automatic Replies) in Outlook. You'll also get faster updates to events in your calendar.

July 31, 2020

Preview new meeting and calling experience on desktop

So, what's the new experience? When you join a call or meeting in the Teams desktop app, they will pop out into a secondary window. Use the main window to continue to navigate around Teams without losing real estate in your meetings and calls.

Learn how to turn on the preview of this setting in Get a preview of new meeting features. Also, check out the full announcement on Microsoft Tech Community.

July 27, 2020

More control in meeting options

Now, you have the option to make everyone—even people from your organization—wait in the meeting lobby when they join a meeting you've organized.

To access this setting, open Meeting options. Then, where is asks Who can bypass the lobby?, select Only me. Learn how to access these options at Change participant settings for a Teams meeting.

Clearer options when joining a meeting via link

When you join a Teams meeting via a link, you're provided three options for how you can join. If you don't have the app, but want all the meeting functionality it provides, select the first button to download the app compatible with your operating system. Want to join via web? Select Continue on this browser. And, if you already have the app, select Open your Teams app to join the meeting like you would from the Teams calendar.

  Screenshot of the three options for joining a Teams meeting via a meeting link.

July 24, 2020

Channel meetings in an instant

It's easier to start a meeting in a channel. Select the Meet button at the top of a channel and choose to meet right away or to schedule a meeting. When you choose Meet now, you'll get the same options for setting your audio and video up before you join as you do for other meetings.

Meet button at the top of a channel in Teams

Access channel information

Know who your audience is in any given channel by selecting the i in the top right of a channel. You'll get the About section, a list of all the members who have access to the channel, and people who've recently contributed to the channel.

Instance of channel info pane featuring members and other info.  

July 17, 2020

Refresh the files tab

Now in channels, select Sync to refresh the files tab at any time to make sure you have the latest updates on your team's files.

July 2, 2020

Search within a chat or channel

Want to search within a single channel or chat for something?  Go to the chat or channel, press Ctrl+F (or Cmd+F for Mac), then type what you want to search for. You'll get results from just that channel or chat. Works for one-on-one and group chats!

The /find command in Teams

June 26, 2020

Meeting and meeting chat size increased to 300

Get even more people participating in your large meetings with the increased capacity for Teams meetings and meeting chats. Now, up to 300 attendees can join the meeting and send messages in the meeting chat.

Access notification settings from Activity

Get quick access to notification settings by selecting Activity > Settings  Settings icon . Choose what activity you get notifications for, and where you get them. Learn more about Teams notifications in Six things to know about notifications.

June 19, 2020

Improved meetings in Safari 

When joining meetings using the Safari browser on Mac computer, you'll no longer be required to use Audio Conferencing to dial into meetings. The most recent improvements now use your device's built-in mic and speakers for talking and listening. 

June 15, 2020

Meet now, or later in Teams free

Along with instant meetings, you can now schedule a meeting for a future date in the free version of Teams. Read all the details at Getting started with meetings in Teams free.

Select Schedule a meeting button

June 9, 2020

Access pinned chats and channels while offline

Your most recent conversations, as well as your pinned chats and channels, are now available when working offline in Teams.

Customize your background

Whether it's outer space or your favorite cartoon living room, try out customized backgrounds in your next video call. Learn how at Change your background for a Teams meeting.

June 5, 2020

Group chat size increased to 250

More room for everyone, get a large group chat going with up to 250 participants.

Privacy for people joining meetings via phone

To increase privacy for participants joining a Teams meeting by dialing in via phone, Teams now obscures your number from any participants that are outside your organization. Your number will still show for teammates in your org.

September 2020

Protect sensitive information

You can now hide previews on notifications with the help of the Intune app.

Search the way you talk

Natural language support in search lets you look for messages, files, and more with phrases like "message from Daniela about marketing".

Get help with spelling

Teams now offers spelling suggestions for search terms that might be spelled incorrectly.

Know who called

Now, instead of a phone number, voicemails will show the caller's name with new caller ID.

Share the spotlight

Now, when organizers spotlight a person's video via the desktop app, mobile attendees will now be able to view the video from their devices.

Image of a teams online meeting with a conference room full of people talking to two other meeting participants.  

Always see your call controls

When in a meeting or call you will now always be able to see your call controls (mute, hang up, etc.) on your screen.

August 2020

Cortana voice assistance now available in Teams (US only)

Stay connected even when your hands are full. Tap the mic and use your voice to send messages, make calls, join meetings, share files, and more. Currently, available in the United States and will roll out to other markets in the future.

Learn more at Using Cortana voice assistance in Teams

Cortana mobile queries screen

July 2020 

Agenda view is free

If you're using the free version of Teams, your daily agenda is now at hand. View the day's upcoming events and join, edit, or share them with your contacts. 

More faces in meetings

Get more people's video showing in calls and meeting with the newly increased video view. Get 2x4 videos on iPhone and 3x3 on iPad.

Reduce data use in Teams

Reduce the amount of data used in meetings and calls. Go to Settings > Data and storage > Reduce data usage.  

Pick a number

Choose which number to dial for any org contacts with more than one phone number.

Sign in once and you're good to go

If you're signed in to Teams, you'll be automatically signed in to any bots or tools you've added to Teams that also use your org credentials for log in.

June 2020

Meetings available in free version of Teams

Free meetings are here! Send meeting invites via a share link. People don't need a Teams account to attend. 

Search chats and channels

Get results for both chat messages and channel posts. Tap  Message search icon  and type a search term. Press Enter to get a list of results.

Manage your Safe key

Now, you can choose to have Microsoft manage your Safe key for you. Change this preference in Settings.

Calling shortcut

Long-press the Teams app for a shortcut to make a Teams call.

On-demand translation

Translate messages to your preferred language on the fly. Tap  Translate icon  on a message to translate messages on the fly.

Teams for your work, Teams for your life

Keep in touch with friends and family and try out Teams for your personal life, now in preview.

  • Make your first group with your family

  • Use task lists and shared calendars to keep track of important items and events

  • Let your loved ones know where you are with shared locations

  • Securely store and share sensitive information in Safe

Screenshot of the Safe app in Teams.

Stay connected with your Skype contacts

You're now able to call and message contacts that use Skype from your Teams work account.

More privacy in meetings

People outside your company won't see phone numbers of those dialing into the meeting from a phone.

Raise your hand 

Raise a virtual hand during a meeting to let others know you have something to say.

April 3, 2020

Tags are here!

Create tags and assign people to them so you can @mention a group, role, department, etc. Team owners, try it out for yourselves. Go to a team, tap  More options button  > Manage tags. Once a tag exists, team members can start a group chat with them by going to ChatNew chat  New chat icon in Teams  and type the name of the tag in the To: field. Learn more at Using tags in Teams.

Caption this

Turn on live captions during a meeting or group call to read what everyone is saying. To access while in a meeting, tap  More options button > Turn on live captions.

View content shared in a meeting

Now if you dial into a meeting from your mobile phone, you get to view what content (like PowerPoint) is being shared. Once someone starts presenting you'll get a notification. Tap on the notification and you'll be shown the content.

Opt out of call queues

If you’re a part of a call queue and want to opt out of receiving those calls on your mobile device, we've got you covered. Go to Menu  Mobile OWA More Actions button  > Settings  Settings button  > Calling and at the bottom you can toggle them off.

Note: Some admins disable this option, which is noted on call queues where you can't opt out.

We've also made improvements to notification and meeting reliability.

These are a few of our favorite things

We've been making updates and adding features to the Teams mobile app. Learn how to use them in the below videos, then try them out for yourself.

Present in a Teams meeting from your phone

Tap  More options button > Share > Share PowerPoint or choose from the other media options.

Surface Book device photo

Reorder apps and personalize your bottom bar

Swipe up from the bottom of the app > Reorder > Drag items into the order you want.

Surface Book device photo

Set quiet hours to mute notifications

At the top left of the app, tap  More button > Notifications > Quiet hours > Toggle Daily quiet hours on.

Surface Book device photo

February 6, 2020

Swap views and pin them

Switch between content (like a PowerPoint presentation) and participant videos during a Teams meeting. Or pin a specific person's video so that you can always see them, even if they're not actively talking.

Tap the active speaker tile in the bottom right corner of your screen to minimize the content and bring participant videos in focus. To pin someone's video, tap the three dots on their tile, then select Pin.

Say no to echo

Whenever you join a meeting on your phone while in a room that's joined to the same meeting, Teams will automatically mute your mic and speaker to prevent an echo.

November 20, 2019 

  • Classify and protect your data by assigning sensitivity labels to your teams

  • E911 is available for Calling Plans, Direct Routing, and Security Desks

  • Meeting chats are muted by default until you participate in them

  • Choose what participants can do in a meeting by assigning them roles

October 8, 2019

  • Pin your favorite channels

  • See pinned channels and recent chats in a single list. Enable this under Settings > Messaging.

  • Voicemail support

  • Add tabs in your 1:1 and group chats

September 30, 2019

  • Quote and reply to a specific message in a chat.

  • Switch between multiple Teams accounts.

  • Block unwanted callers.

  • Turn off all incoming call notifications.

  • Education: Support for grading assignments.

July 29, 2019

  • React to messages with emojis to express love, surprise, and more.

  • Improved search experience shows all result types in a single view.

  • View announcement posts in channels.

  • Choose whether or not your private team should be discoverable in search results.

  • Improvements to @mention suggestions.

  • Accessibility: VoiceOver and rotor experience improvements

June 15, 2019

  • Choose an alert sound for your Teams notifications. Just tap  More button  in the top left of the app, >  Settings button  Settings,  then  Activity button  Notifications, and pick your sound.

  • Messaging extensions are now on mobile.

  • Use VoiceOver rotor to access links and mentions in messages.

  • Turn off your speakers completely during a meeting or call.

  • Send a message with an attachment before it's fully uploaded.

May 16, 2019

  • Share your screen during a meeting without navigating to settings (iOS 12 only).

  • Find and add a nearby room when you're in a meeting. Just tap on Add people to team button > Add room, then choose the room you want.

  • Add channel meetings to your calendar.

  • Remove a participant from chat.

April 16, 2019

  • We have a shiny new app icon.

  • You can use Microsoft Whiteboard on your mobile device during Teams meetings.

  • Trending messages will now show up in your activity feed.

  • Praise is a new way to encourage each other at work. Send in a chat or channel to show your appreciation for coworkers. To find Praise, tap on the More options More options button icon below where you type messages.

  • We added support for new languages: Hindi, Filipino, Bangla, and Telugu

March 13, 2019

  • Dark theme is here! It's stylish, easy on the eyes, and it might even improve your device's battery life. Go to general settings to turn it on.  

    Teams iOS Dark Mode

  • Now you can send audio messages in your Teams conversations. Tap and hold the mic button to start recording. You can preview your audio clips before sharing them with others. 

    Teams Audio Message gif

  • Improved support for iPhone XS Max and XR devices.

  • Set your audio, video, or phone preferences before joining a meeting.

  • Now you can access all of your channel tabs on your mobile devices.

  • Add a note when you respond to a meeting invite.

January 15, 2019

  • You now have the ability to start and stop meeting recordings using the mobile app.

  • With call parking, you can put a call on hold and pick it up on another device (requires Phone System license).

  • Make calls on behalf of your boss (requires Phone System license).

  • Use the mobile app to schedule channel meetings.

  • Join a team with a code.

November 20, 2018

  • Search for files across all channels.

  • Join a team via a link.

  • Participate in Yammer discussions during live events.

October 8, 2018

  • Turn off push notifications for specified times.

  • Play meeting recordings in the app.

  • Schedule personal events.

  • See who's speaking in the call roster.

  • View your org chart.

  • Teams is now available in Serbian Latin and Latvian.

September 14, 2018

  • Crop and annotate images before sending.

  • Start a new 1:1 or group call from the Calls tab.

  • Consult with the recipient before transferring a call.

  • Leave or mute a meeting chat using the new meeting details page.

  • Participate in Q&A during live events.

  • Support for rich link previews.

August 13, 2018

  • Browse, search, and join teams.

  • Watch live events broadcast through Microsoft Stream.

  • Collaborate on a whiteboard with meeting attendees.

  • View meeting notes for channel meetings.

July 11, 2018

  • The mobile app now lets you copy a channel's email address to forward emails directly to channels.

  • Attend a live event from your mobile device.

  • Share a PowerPoint file during a call or meeting.

  • Share videos from your device's photo gallery in chat and channel messages.

  • View meeting notes on your mobile device.

  • Call queue and auto attendant support.

  • 1:1 to group call escalation with Teams and PSTN participants (requires Phone System license).

  • Forward incoming calls to your call group.

  • Transfer a call immediately, or consult with the recipient over chat first.

June 19, 2018

  • Share photos while on a call or in a meeting.

  • Share a video while on a call or in a meeting.

  • Share your screen during a call or meeting.

  • Use companion mode to share additional content from your phone in a meeting.

Got feedback? Access the Feedback page by shaking your phone (no, really, shake it). From there, you can report a problem, request a feature, send feedback, and attach screen shots! Or, on the desktop or web app, click Help Help button at the bottom of Teams, then select Share an idea or Report a problem.

September 2020

Protect sensitive information

You can now hide previews on notifications with the help of the Intune app.

Search the way you talk

Natural language support in search lets you look for messages, files, and more with phrases like "message from Daniela about marketing".

Spelling suggestions in search

Teams now offers spelling suggestions for search terms that might be spelled incorrectly.

Know who called

Now, instead of a phone number, voicemails will show the caller's name with new caller ID.

Get the Picture in Picture extension

Use the PiP extension to have video in Teams meetings and calls.

All together now

View up to 49 meeting participants with Together mode and Large gallery mode.

Share the spotlight

Now, when organizers spotlight a person's video via the desktop app, mobile attendees will now be able to view the video from their devices.

Image of a teams online meeting with a conference room full of people talking to two other meeting participants.  

August 2020

Cortana voice assistance now available in Teams (US only)

Stay connected even when your hands are full. Tap the mic and use your voice to send messages, make calls, join meetings, share files, and more. Currently, available in the United States and will roll out to other markets in the future.

Learn more at Using Cortana voice assistance in Teams

July 2020 

Agenda view is free

If you're using the free version of Teams, your daily agenda is now at hand. View the day's upcoming events and join, edit, or share them with your contacts. 

More faces in meetings

Get more people's video showing in calls and meeting with the newly increased video view. Get 2x4 videos on iPhone and 3x3 on iPad.

Reduce data use in Teams

Reduce the amount of data used in meetings and calls. Go to Settings > Data and storage > Reduce data usage.  

Pick a number

Choose which number to dial for any org contacts with more than one phone number.

Sign in once and you're good to go

If you're signed in to Teams, you'll be automatically signed in to any bots or tools you've added to Teams that also use your org credentials for log in.

Call your phone contacts

Use Teams to call people in your Android contacts app. Go to Calls and tap the phonebook at the top of the app to access your device contacts.

June 30, 2020

Meetings available in free version of Teams

Free meetings are here! Send meeting invites via a share link. People don't need a Teams account to attend. 

Search chats and channels

Get results for both chat messages and channel posts. Tap  Message search icon  and type a search term. Press Enter to get a list of results.

June 26, 2020

Teams for your work, Teams for your life

Keep in touch with friends and family and try out Teams for your personal life, now in preview.

  • Make your first group with your family

  • Use task lists and shared calendars to keep track of important items and events

  • Let your loved ones know where you are with shared locations

  • Securely store and share sensitive information in Safe

Stay connected with your Skype contacts

You're now able to call and message contacts that use Skype from your Teams work account.

More privacy in meetings

People outside your company won't see phone numbers of those dialing into the meeting from a phone.

Raise your hand 

Raise a virtual hand during a meeting to let others know you have something to say.

Walkie Talkie for work (preview)

Push-to-talk communication with Walkie Talkie.

April 3, 2020

Tags are here!

Create tags and assign people to them so you can @mention a group, role, department, etc. Team owners, try it out for yourselves. Go to a team, tap  More options button  > Manage tags. Once a tag exists, team members can start a group chat with them by going to ChatNew chat  New chat icon in Teams  and type the name of the tag in the To: field. Learn more at Using tags in Teams.

Opt out of call queues

If you’re a part of a call queue and want to opt out of receiving those calls on your mobile device, we've got you covered. Go to Menu  Mobile OWA More Actions button  > Settings  Settings button  > Calling and at the bottom you can toggle them off.

Note: Some admins disable this option, which is noted on call queues where you can't opt out.

We've also made improvements to notification and meeting reliability. 

February 6, 2020

Swap views and pin them

Switch between content (like a PowerPoint presentation) and participant videos during a Teams meeting. Or pin a specific person's video so that you can always see them, even if they're not actively talking.

Tap the active speaker tile in the bottom right corner of your screen to minimize the content and bring participant videos in focus. To pin someone's video, tap the three dots on their tile, then select Pin.

Say no to echo

Whenever you join a meeting on your phone while in a room that's joined to the same meeting, Teams will automatically mute your mic and speaker to prevent an echo.

November 20, 2019

  • Classify and help protect your data by assigning sensitivity labels to your teams

  • Meeting chats are muted by default until you participate in them

  • Choose what participants can do in a meeting by assigning them roles

October 8, 2019

  • Quote and reply to a specific message in a chat

  • Forward messages to chats or channels

  • Switch between multiple Teams accounts

  • Block unwanted callers

  • Turn off all incoming call notifications

  • Education: Support for grading assignments

July 29, 2019

  • React to messages with emojis to express love, surprise, and more.

  • Improved search experience shows all result types in a single view.

  • View announcement posts in channels.

  • Choose whether or not your private team should be discoverable in search results.

  • Improvements to @mention suggestions.

June 15, 2019

  • Messaging extensions are now on mobile.

  • Send a message with an attachment before it's fully uploaded.

May 16, 2019

  • Find and add a nearby room when you're in a meeting. Just tap on Add people to team button > Add room, then choose the room you want.

  • Add channel meetings to your calendar.

  • Remove a participant from chat.

April 16, 2019

  • We have a shiny new app icon.

  • You can use Microsoft Whiteboard on your mobile device during Teams meetings.

  • Trending messages will now show up in your activity feed.

  • Praise is a new way to encourage each other at work. Send in a chat or channel to show your appreciation for coworkers. To find Praise, tap on the More options More options button icon below where you type messages.

  • We added support for new languages: Hindi, Filipino, Bangla, and Telugu

March 13, 2019

  • Dark theme is here! It's stylish, easy on the eyes, and it might even improve your device's battery life. Go to general settings to turn it on.

    Teams Android Teams Dark Mode

  • Now you can send audio messages in your Teams conversations. Tap and hold the mic button to start recording. You can preview your audio clips before sharing them with others.

    Teams Audio Message gif

  • Improved PDF viewing experience.

  • Improved file upload experience.

  • Now you can access all of your channel tabs on your mobile devices.

  • Set your audio, video, or phone preferences before joining a meeting.

  • Add a note when you respond to a meeting invite.

January 15, 2019

  • Share a channel message by copying and sending a link.

  • You now have the ability to start and stop meeting recordings using the mobile app.

  • With call parking, you can put a call on hold and pick it up on another device (requires Phone System license).

  • Make calls on behalf of your boss (requires Phone System license).

  • Schedule channel meetings with the mobile app.

  • Join a team with a code.

November 20, 2018

  • Search for files across all channels.

  • Join a team via a link.

  • Crop and annotate images before sending.

October 8, 2018

  • Turn off push notifications for specified times.

  • Participate in Yammer discussions during live events.

  • Play meeting recordings in the app.

  • Schedule personal events.

  • See who's speaking in the call roster.

  • View your org chart.

  • Teams is now available in Serbian Latin and Latvian.

September 14, 2018

  • Preview more file types.

  • Start a new 1:1 or group call from the Calls tab.

  • Consult with the recipient before transferring a call.

  • Leave or mute a meeting chat using the new meeting details page.

  • Participate in Q&A during live events.

August 13, 2018

  • Browse, search, and join teams.

  • Watch live events broadcast through Microsoft Stream.

  • Collaborate on a whiteboard with meeting attendees.

  • View meeting notes for channel meetings.

July 11, 2018

  • You're now able to create meetings on the mobile app.

  • Attend a live event from your mobile device.

  • Share a PowerPoint file during a call or meeting.

  • Share videos from your device's photo gallery in chat and channel messages.

  • View meeting notes on your mobile device.

  • Call queue and auto attendant support.

  • 1:1 to group call escalation with Teams and PSTN participants (requires Phone System license).

  • Forward incoming calls to your call group.

  • Transfer a call immediately, or consult with the recipient over chat first.

June 19, 2018

  • Share a video while on a call or in a meeting.

  • Use companion mode to share additional content from your phone in a meeting.

Got feedback? Access the Feedback page by shaking your phone (no, really, shake it). From there, you can report a problem, request a feature, send feedback, and attach screen shots. Or, on the desktop or web app, click Help Help button at the bottom of Teams, then select Share an idea or Report a problem.

October 12, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/1.0.94.2020091801

  • Better together feature with meeting support.

  • Bug fix related to authentication after signing in

  • Bug fix related to device automatically signing out after 90 days

August 31, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/1.0.94.2020071702

  • Home screen now shows meeting reminders

  • Ability to customize default apps in the phone and the default view in Calls

  • Support for Teams button on specific phone models

  • Enable auto accept with video for pre-scheduled meeting requests

  • Sign-in enhancements with Company Portal application

  • Bug fixes to the Teams application and the Device management admin agent application

Note: If the phone is stuck on the "Verifying a few things" screen, try turning the phone off and on again.

June 27, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/1.0.94.2020051601

  • Contacts and contact groups management in People

  • Live captions for meetings

  • Raise virtual hand in meetings

  • Transfer directly to speed dial

  • Connect to computer for simultaneous lock/unlock

  • Auto dismiss for call ended and rate my call screens

  • Network banner at top of screen to show network loss

  • Bug fixes to the Teams application and the Device management admin agent application

April 23, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/1.0.94.2020031901

  • Favorites (speed dial) added to Calls

  • New settings support on Teams phones for:

    • Custom ringtone

    • Manage Delegates

    • Auto-dial for extension dialing

  • Device management updates to support device categorization in Teams Admin Center

  • Bug fixes to the Teams application and the Company Portal application

February 18, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/1.0.94.2020020601

  • Support for dynamic emergency calling on phone lock screen

  • Hot desk feature bug fixes to address network outage scenarios

  • Sign in improvements

  • Device management bug fixes to address firmware version reporting

  • Bug fixes to the Teams application

Got feedback? Report an issue from Help & Feedback section. Or, on the desktop or web app, clickHelp Help button at the bottom of Teams, then select Share an idea or Report a problem.

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