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January 2024

Forward chat messages for easier sharing

Share a chat message without copy and paste; Right-click any message and select Forward. Then, add additional context if needed and forward the message to individuals or groups. To learn more, see Forward a message in a Teams chat.

Experience meetings in a new way with Mesh 

Microsoft Mesh brings immersive 3D experiences to Teams meetings, making virtual connections feel more like face-to-face interactions. In a Teams meeting, select View > Immersive space (3D). Collaborate with others in 3D while still using familiar Teams features like shared content, chat, and live reactions. To learn more, see Get started with immersive spaces in Microsoft Teams.

An image of people socializing in Immersive space.

Intelligent recap now included with Copilot for Microsoft 365

Intelligent recap is now available to Microsoft 365 users with Copilot. Intelligent recap summarizes your meetings with personalized timeline markers that allow you to easily browse recordings based on what's relevant to you. To learn more, see Meeting recap in Microsoft Teams.

Decorate your background with AI

Use the power of AI to generate a background that decorates and enhances your real-world room. Clean up clutter, add plants, and more. Select Effects and avatars > Video effects >Decorate. Then, choose a theme and select Generate backgrounds. Choose a background and select Apply and save background to use it in your meeting. Available now for Teams Premium. 

People-specific links for Collaborative Notes

Microsoft Teams meetings are now more secure with people-specific links for Collaborative Notes. This new link type offers more controlled access than a company-specific link, aligning with those who have their file-sharing policy set as specific people. To learn more, see Take meeting notes in Microsoft Teams.

See more faces in your Teams meetings

Now you can automatically see up to 9 videos on your screen by default in Teams meetings on Chrome and Edge. Previously, Teams meetings supported a maximum of 4 videos on the screen by default on web browsers. To learn more, see Using video in Microsoft Teams.

Simplified audio and video controls

Manage audio and video settings with ease in Teams meetings. Select the dropdown arrow next to Camera or Mic in your meeting controls and adjust volume, spatial audio, your background, and much more. 

Screenshot highlighting dropdown arrow next to Mic in a Teams meeting.

Schedule staff and durations for on-demand virtual appointments

Assign specific staff members and set thUse SMS text messages to remind customers of their appointmentse duration for on-demand virtual appointments with Teams Premium. The assigned staff member will receive a notification to attend the appointment. To learn more, see Manage your appointment queue.

Stay informed with SMS notifications for virtual appointments

Attendees of virtual appointments scheduled through the Teams app can now receive SMS text notifications. These notifications include appointment details and a direct meeting join link, and are sent for appointment confirmation, updates, and reminders. This feature is available for Teams Premium users in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To learn more, see Use SMS text messages to remind customers of their appointments.

December 2023

Make your channel announcements stand out

Capture attention and engage your team with custom channel announcement backgrounds, available in Microsoft Teams Premium and . Simply type a description or let our AI generate a unique background for you. Generally available for Microsoft 365 Copilot users. To learn more, see Use Copilot without recording a Teams meeting.

Loop components now in channels

Stay in the flow of your work and keep your content synced with Loop components in channels. Now when you compose a post in a channel, you can easily co-create and collaborate with Loop components like tables, lists, progress trackers, and more. To learn more, see Send a loop component in a channel.

Screenshot showing loop components in Teams channels.

Improved search experience in chat and channels

With the new "find in channel" search button, you can easily search within a specific chat or channel and view the results in the right pane of the screen. This allows you to quickly glance at your search results alongside the channel or chat interface, without disrupting your workflow.

Search for and find specific content in the dedicated search bar in chat conversations.

Never miss a conversation

Easily follow up on missed calls with the new chat button in your activity feed. Just select the chat button to start a chat with the person you missed.

OneDrive app now in Teams

The Files app in Teams is now the OneDrive app, bringing you the latest OneDrive features, performance improvements, and more views. Access it from the left side of the Teams desktop client. To learn more, see Explore the Files list in Microsoft Teams.

Search smarter with domain-specific filters

Quickly find what you're looking for with new domain-specific search filters in Teams. Narrow your results by searching for "files," "group chats," or "teams and channels." You can even search for a stakeholder's name to find shared files and group chats.

See your Copilot conversation history

View your past Copilot conversations in Microsoft Teams. Open the Copilot flyout and type in a question. When you close and reopen the Copilot flyout, you'll see your previous conversations with Copilot. To learn more, see Use Copilot in Microsoft Teams chat and channels.

New webinar and town hall templates in Outlook

Create webinars and town halls directly in Outlook with the Teams add-in. Access new meeting templates from the Teams meeting dropdown menu in the Calendar tab. These templates will appear on calendars in both Outlook and Teams apps.

New calling shortcuts for Teams Phone

Make calls more efficiently with updated calling shortcuts for Teams Phone. These shortcuts are designed to be easier to navigate, especially for those with mobility or vision disabilities.

Windows:

  • Alt + Shift + A: Initiate an audio call

  • Alt + Shift + V: Start a video call


MacOS:

  • Option + Shift + A: Initiate an audio call

  • Option + Shift + V: Start a video call

To learn more, see Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams.

November 2023

New Copilot features are ready for takeoff

  • Copilot in Teams meetings without transcript retention
    Copilot can now be used in Teams meetings without saving the meeting transcript or other Copilot interactions. To enable this setting, open an existing meeting, select Meeting options, and select Without transcription from the Copilot dropdown menu. Generally available for Microsoft 365 Copilot users. To learn more, see Use Copilot without recording a Teams meeting.

  • Craft clear messages with Copilot
    Whether you're in a chat or channel, Copilot can help you craft concise messages with writing assistance in the compose box. Rewrite, adjust tone, and modify message length before sending. Generally available for Microsoft 365 Copilot users. To learn more, see Rewrite and adjust your messages with Copilot in Microsoft Teams.

  • Stay caught up with Copilot
    Ask Copilot to highlight key information from channel posts, such as task lists, discussion points, and more. Copilot will generate an organized summary with citations to keep you informed of the source. Generally available for Microsoft 365 Copilot users. To learn more, see Use Copilot in Microsoft Teams chat and channels.

  • Call on Copilot for more call insights
    Access Copilot from the Calls app in Teams to gain insights from past calls. Copilot in Teams Phone uses AI to capture key points, task owners, and next steps. VoIP and PSTN calls are supported. Generally available for Microsoft 365 Copilot users.

Try the new Teams on web

The new Teams is now generally available on web for Edge and Chrome. To try it, sign into Teams for web and turn on the new Teams toggle at the top of the screen. To learn more, see Switch to the new Teams.

Chat embedded in Microsoft Edge browser

If you open a web link from your Teams chat using Microsoft Edge, the chat window will appear in your browser. No need to switch between the apps – you can continue the conversation while you browse. To learn more, see Send a file, picture, or link in Microsoft Teams.

Teams chat displaying in Microsoft Edge browser

Save time with AI file-sharing suggestions

In chat conversations, Teams AI can now recognize your intent to share a file and will suggest this action, saving you from interrupting your workflow to locate and attach the file.

New engagement analytics for Teams events

Understand your audience better with more advanced insights about your Teams webinar and town hall events. View engagement details, including live reactions and raised hands, across your whole audience or at the individual level. To view this data, open a past webinar or town hall from your Teams calendar and select Attendance > Engagement. To learn more, see Manage meeting attendance reports in Microsoft Teams.

Engagement information available in the Attendance tab of a meeting.

Virtual appointment insights

Find out the average lobby wait times, how many appointments started or ended late, and more with new virtual appointments insights. Just open a past virtual appointment in Teams and select the Analytics tab.

Virtual appointments analytics with highlighted Analytics tab.

Desktop to web join experience for virtual appointment attendees

You can enable the Have attendees join from a web browser setting for virtual appointments to direct attendees to join on the web when they try joining on desktop. This will give attendees access to engagement features like raised hands and live reactions. To learn more, see Create and edit appointment types.

Screen reader improvements

Screen reader assistive technologies are more clear and less verbose across many areas of the app.

October 2023

Switch to the new Teams

Experience new features and performance improvements in the new Teams, now generally available on Windows and Mac OS devices. Reimagined from the ground up, the new Teams is simpler, quicker, and more reliable than ever. To switch, turn on the Try the new Teams toggle in your Teams window. To learn more, see Switch to the new Microsoft Teams.

Get the most out of meetings with Meet

Prepare for upcoming meetings and find recordings, chats, and recaps all in one place with Meet in Microsoft Teams. In the Teams app bar, select More added apps, search Meet, and select it to add it. To learn more, see Stay on top of meetings with Meet in Microsoft Teams.

Screenshot of entire Meet app screen in Teams for desktop.

Bring everyone together with town hall in Microsoft Teams

Organize large-scale virtual events like never before with town hall in Microsoft Teams. Town halls are optimized for producing high-quality events and can host up to 10,000 attendees, or 20,000 in Teams Premium, for up to 30 hours. To learn more, see Get started with town hall in Microsoft Teams.

Screenshot of main presentation screen in town hall

Understand each other better with live translated transcripts

Try live translated captions during your Teams meeting to view live meeting transcripts in the language you’re most comfortable with, now available in Teams Premium. Choose from more than 30 translation languages and view the original transcript as a reference. To learn more, see View live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings.

Stand out during meetings with portrait blur

Apply portrait blur to your video during a Teams meeting to bring more focus to you and subtly blur your background. When your camera is on, select Video effects > Portrait > Portrait blur.

Screenshot showing how to apply portrait blur to your video in Teams meeting

External presenter join link in webinars and town halls

When you add an external presenter to a webinar or town hall, they’ll automatically receive an email with a unique join link to enter the event. The link allows them to bypass the lobby and join directly as a presenter.

New channels experience

Enhance your channels experience with new features like conversation view and improvements to the compose box, in-channel search experience, and more. To learn more, see Get to know the new channels experience in Microsoft Teams.

Bring your Outlook contacts to Teams

Add the People app in Microsoft Teams to sync your Outlook contacts across all your M365 apps and devices. Quickly sort through and filter them so you can find who you need, when you need them. To learn more, see Manage-your-contacts-with-the-People-App-in-Teams.

Screenshot of the contact card in Teams People App

Add external organizations to shared channels in Teams

Collaborate with external orgs by filing requests in shared channels. To enable this, your admin will have to set up an internal support page or request form in advance. To learn more, see Share a channel with a team in Microsoft Teams.

SMS notifications for Virtual Appointments

Now guests who schedule Virtual Appointments will receive text message confirmations, updates, and reminders about their appointment. They’ll also receive the meeting link so they can join directly from their device. This is available in Teams Premium and operates only in the US. 

September 2023

Create up to 1,000 channels in a team

Need a separate space or workgroup for a project? There's a channel for that. Create up to 1,000 standard or shared channels in new and existing teams, without running out of space or making another team for your workgroup. Private channel support coming soon. To learn more, see First things to know about channels in Microsoft Teams.

Publish webinar recordings in Teams

Publish webinar recordings directly in Teams to share with attendees after the event ends. To publish, open a past webinar in Teams, go to Recordings, and select Publish. Attendees will automatically receive an email with a link to the recording. To learn more, see Manage webinar recordings in Microsoft Teams.

Record more in video clip messages

Now you can blur your background, record your screen, and record audio-only clips when you send a video clip message in a chat. To learn more, see Record a video or audio clip in Microsoft Teams.

August 2023

Keep your meeting moving with animated backgrounds

Meet in front of dynamic, animated backgrounds for a more immersive virtual experience during Teams meetings. Before your meeting, select Effects and Avatars > Video effects on the pre-join screen. Then, select a background with a video icon in the corner of the preview picture. To learn more, see Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings.

Screenshot of Teams pre-join screen showing animated background effects

Get important chat details at a glance with compact mode

Scan chats quickly with compact mode. In compact mode, message previews are hidden from the chat list, showing more of your conversations.  Consecutive messages from the same sender are condensed and separated by line breaks. To use compact chat mode in Teams, select Settings and more > Settings and set Chat density to Compact. To learn more, see Change the spacing of your chat messages in Microsoft Teams.

Screenshot of compact chat in Teams

Edit and reply to specific messages in chat using hover menu

Hover over a message you received in chat and select Reply Select to reply to a conversation. to respond to that specific message. Hover over a message you sent and select Edit  Fluent 2 edit icon small to make changes to the message you sent. To learn more, see Edit or delete a sent message in Microsoft Teams.

Screenshot of updated chat message hover menu

Join a webinar from up to three devices

Attendees can join a public webinar from up to three different devices using their unique registration link. To learn more, see Get started with Microsoft Teams webinars.

Stay on track with Microsoft Loop task lists

Organize your tasks in Microsoft Loop to track them across multiple apps. Edit your task list component in Outlook or Teams to see the changes sync across Microsoft Planner and To Do. To learn more, see Manage your tasks from Loop Task lists and Collaborative notes in Planner and To Do.

Navigate and join calls faster on Teams phone devices

New updates to the Teams phone device UI enable faster meeting joins and easier navigation across applications. Experience fewer dialing mistakes with the redesigned Teams phone dial pad and new “dial pad only” view in landscape mode. To learn more, see Get started with Microsoft Teams phones.

Screenshot of new Teams phone dial pad, navigation, etc

Call delegation enhancements

Call delegates can now easily switch between tabs and see call records for themselves and their delegators. Delegators can also view and join active calls handled by the delegate and allow delegates to join their active calls. To learn more, see Get started with Microsoft Teams phones.

Screenshot of updated call delegation tabs

Connect quickly with Teams hotline phones

You can now program Microsoft Teams Phone certified devices to directly dial a specific phone number or contact, such as emergency services or an org’s help desk. When a user picks up the Teams phone handset, it’ll automatically dial the pre-programmed phone number. Phones enabled with a Teams Shared Device License can be configured through the device settings or the Teams admin center.

Protected voicemail notifications

You will now receive notifications in Teams when you’ve received a protected voicemail. The notification will show in the Calls app in Teams, where you can click a link to open the voicemail in the Outlook web app. To learn more, see Check your voicemail in Microsoft Teams.

Share your location during emergency calls using Teams for web

For users located in the United States, you can now add your location to alert personnel during emergency calls made in Teams for web. To learn more, see Work from Home Emergency 911: enable location services.

July 2023

Customize webinar emails in Teams

Communicate with webinar attendees the way you want to with webinar email customization. Change the sender’s name, email subject, banner and logo image, and body text. To customize webinar emails, open your webinar in your Teams calendar. In Communications, select Edit in the row of the email you want to customize. To learn more, see Manage webinar emails in Microsoft Teams.

Instantly publish and share webinar recordings

After a webinar ends, an on-demand recording is instantly available for organizers to manage and share with attendees. When organizers publish the recording, attendees will automatically receive an email with a link to the recording. Organizers can view and edit the email before it’s sent. To learn more, see Manage webinar emails in Microsoft Teams.

Zoom in and out of a screenshare during a Teams meeting

Use the zoom buttons at the bottom of your meeting window to zoom in, zoom out, or restore the original view of a screenshare during Teams meetings. To learn more, see Zoom in and out of Microsoft Teams.

Screenshot of zoom into a screenshare during a Teams meeting

Switch it up with participant shuffle in Teams breakout rooms

Randomly assign participants in Teams breakout rooms with participant shuffle. Decide to shuffle everyone or just participants who aren’t assigned to a room yet. To shuffle participants, open the meeting on your Teams calendar and select Assign participants > Shuffle. Choose to shuffle Everyone or Only assigned people. Then, select Save. To learn more, see Use breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams.

Copy and send the link of a group chat message

Need to reference a specific message in a group chat? Right-click the message, then select Copy link to copy that message’s link. Paste it into another message or post to share. When recipients select the link, they’ll go right to that message in the conversation. To learn more, see Share a link to a specific message.

Screenshot of chat message copy link

Enhanced video experience in Teams chat.

Play shared Microsoft Stream videos, like meeting recordings, and see their captions directly in chat.

Manage your Teams calendar with agenda view

Use the agenda view in your Teams calendar to view and join your upcoming meetings. You can also RSVP, chat with participants, and access meeting notes. Switch to agenda view by going to your Teams calendar, selecting your current view, and selecting Agenda from the dropdown menu. To learn more, see Manage your calendar in Microsoft Teams.

Drag and drop meetings into new timeslots

Easily reschedule an event in your Teams calendar by selecting the event, dragging it into a new timeslot, and dropping it. You can also check other participants’ availability before you update the event. To learn more, see Schedule a meeting in Microsoft Teams.

Screenshot of dragging and dropping an event into new timeslot in Teams calendar

June 2023

Hear where others are coming from in Teams meetings

Experience natural, immersive audio during Teams meetings with spatial audio. Hear people’s voices coming from their relative positions in together mode, gallery view, and speaker view. Enable spatial audio from your meeting’s pre-join screen by selecting Device settings, connecting a compatible device under Speakers, and turning on the Spatial audio toggle. To learn more, see Spatial audio in Microsoft Teams meetings

Together mode improvements

Usability improvements in Together mode let you see each person’s name, reactions, or raised hand by their videos. Status icons show if someone’s muted, speaking, pinned, or spotlighted. To see your meeting in Together mode, select View > Together Mode

a screenshot of Together mode in Teams

Change your view of meeting captions

Customize font size, color, positioning, and how many lines are displayed in captions during meetings. To edit caption settings in your meeting, go to More ...> Language and speech > Turn on live captions. Then, select Settings > Captions settings. To learn more, see Use live captions in a Teams meeting

Mark all as read

All caught up? Mark all notifications in your Teams activity feed as read by opening your activity feed and selecting More options > Mark all as read. To learn more, see Manage notifications in Microsoft Teams

Set your work location for the day

Whether you decide on an impromptu afternoon at the office, or to wrap up your project at home, Teams work location settings are as flexible as you are. Switch your work location in Teams by selecting your Teams profile picture and choosing your location from the location dropdown menu. To learn more, see Set your work location in Microsoft Teams. 

screenshot of desktop menu with work location option

May 2023

Focus on who’s talking in meetings  

Focus on who’s speaking during bigger meetings with Speaker view, a setting that spotlights the video of whoever is talking. Turn on Speaker view by selecting View > Speaker view from the meeting controls.   

Review meetings in minutes in the meeting recap tab  

See a past meeting’s details in one place. View meeting recordings, transcripts, and more without switching screens or apps. Just open the meeting in your Teams calendar and select the Recap tab. To learn more, see Meeting recap in Microsoft Teams

Review smarter, not harder, with intelligent meeting recap  (Teams Premium) 

Get AI-powered insights from past meetings with intelligent meeting recap, available in Teams Premium. Look through AI-generated notes, meeting speakers, and more. Just open a meeting from your Teams calendar and select the Recap tab. To learn more, see Meeting recap in Microsoft Teams.  

Intelligent meeting recap overview

Avatars in Microsoft Teams 

Maintain presence in meetings off-camera with avatars in Teams. Avatars are customizable, so you can create one that best represents you. To get started, add the Avatars app from Apps on the left side of Teams and make your first avatar. Then, turn your camera off before or during a meeting, then select More options > Effects and avatars. There you can choose an existing avatar or make a new one. To learn more, see Join a meeting as an avatar in Teams

Avatars GIF

Filter profanity from Teams live captions   

The Teams profanity filter lets you filter profanity out of live captions in your Teams meetings. To turn it on, go to Captions and transcripts in your Teams settings and turn the Filter profane words in meeting captions toggle on. To learn more, see Use live captions in a Teams meeting

Collaborate in channels with the new Notes tab 

Add and search for notes, share files, and more in channels with the new Notes tab. The Notes tab will now appear by default in new channels you create. For other channels, you can add the Notes tab manually. To learn more, see Add a OneNote notebook to Teams

Make time for in-person meetings in your Teams calendar 

Whether you’re meeting in-office or joining colleagues for lunch, you can now put time on your Teams calendar for in-person meetings. These meetings will appear in your calendar but won’t have chat threads or other virtual meeting functionalities. To schedule an offline meeting, create a meeting in Teams and turn off the toggle next to Online meeting

Change and update your call greetings  

Easily manage your business hours greeting, add on-hold music, and more by managing your call queue and auto attendant greetings in Teams settings. Go to Settings > Calls > Call queue or auto attendant to make changes. To learn more, see Manage your call queue and auto attendant greetings in Microsoft Teams

Compliance recording for redirected calls 

Compliance recording policies will now be maintained for redirected calls, including calls that are forwarded, transferred, redirected to voicemail, and delegated. To learn more, see Call forwarding, call groups, and simultaneous ring in Teams

April 2023

Hand raised, hand lowered

Never forget to put your hand down in a meeting again. Now, Teams automatically lowers your hand when it senses that you’re done sharing. 

Improve your video quality with green screen 

Look sharper and clearer in your Teams meetings, or move and use props without distorting your virtual background, with green screen. To use green screen, you’ll need a solid-colored backdrop or wall behind you. Then, go to Settings > Devices and turn on the Green Screen toggle to apply it to your next meeting.  

Keep your event top-of-mind with webinar reminder emails 

Let people know your webinar is coming up with reminder emails. Email reminders include the event name, date, and start time and are sent an hour before the event starts. To manage reminder emails, open your webinar in the Teams calendar and go to Communications > Reminder email

Closed captions for videos in PowerPoint Live 

Turn on closed captions for any video in a PowerPoint Live presentation that includes a closed captions file and choose which language you want to see captions in. To learn more, see Introducing closed captions in PowerPoint Live for Microsoft Teams meetings

New files experience 

Find and access your files quickly and efficiently with the new files navigation panel in Teams: 

  • Home: View files you accessed recently.

  • My files: Access personal files saved in your OneDrive.

  • Shared: Look at files shared by you or with you across M365 apps.

  • Downloads: See files downloaded from Teams onto your device.

To learn more, see Explore the Files list in Teams

Manage automated call greetings, announcements, and more 

Change your call queue and auto attendant greetings without leaving Teams. Update business hours, on-hold music, and more. To make changes, select Settings > Calls > Call queue or auto attendant. To learn more, see Manage your call queue and auto attendant greetings in Microsoft Teams

March 2023

Express yourself with Teams video filters 

Show your personality in Teams meetings with custom video filters. Go to Video effects before or during your meeting to apply animated frames, color hues, and more to your video. To learn more, see Introducing video filters in Microsoft Teams meetings

Leave a meeting on all your devices 

Skip the trouble of leaving a meeting on multiple devices by selecting the arrow next to Leave and choosing Leave on all devices. 

Live transcription now supported in web meetings 

Start a live transcription in your web meeting to read text of what’s being said in real-time. Live transcription makes meetings more accessible to anyone hard-of-hearing, deaf, or less familiar with the language being spoken. To learn more, see View live transcription in a Teams meeting

Create and collaborate with Whiteboard 

Open an existing whiteboard in your meeting to share and collaborate with others. You can also copy and paste Loop components from chats to your whiteboard. To learn more, see Whiteboard features and functionality.  

New and improved meeting toolbar 

Navigate your favorite Teams features more conveniently from the redesigned meeting toolbar. Use the Raise button to raise your hand right away, navigate the More menu easily, and more. 

Eliminate echoes and howling from Teams audio with ultrasound howling detection 

Teams will automatically notify you if other people join your meeting in the same area and mute their mic and speakers to prevent unwanted audio feedback.  

Teams profiles just got more personal 

Get to know your colleagues better from the expanded view of Teams profiles. See someone’s LinkedIn profile, career updates, birthday, and more. You can also add pronouns to your profile card.  

See someone’s LinkedIn profile from their Teams profile card 

If an external person includes their LinkedIn profile in their Teams profile, you can see it right in Teams by clicking to expand their profile card. 

Add apps to channel meetings 

Make channel meetings more dynamic by adding interactive apps.  

Discover useful apps while you explore Teams 

In-context stores in Teams let you find and download apps that might be relevant to you based on where you are in Teams.  

Visio personal app comes to Teams

Visio is now available as a personal app to use as a private workspace in Teams. View and edit Visio files directly in Teams or open the pop-out app to see it in another window. 

Streamline your selling experience on Teams with Microsoft Viva Sales 

Microsoft Viva Sales weaves your customer relationship management (CRM) system with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams to bring continuity and AI-power to your selling experience. 

Yammer encoded events powered by Teams 

Yammer events, formerly powered by Stream, will now be powered by Microsoft Teams. 

February 2023

Teams Premium 

Take Teams to the next level with Teams Premium, an offering packed with AI-powered features to make every meeting more intelligent, personal, and secure. To learn more, see Microsoft Teams Premium

  • Skip to the good stuff with intelligent recap: Review meetings faster with intelligent recap, a feature that highlights and organizes parts of a meeting recording that are relevant to you. See personalized timeline markers where someone said your name, shared their screen, and more. Click them to go right to that part of the meeting. To learn more, see Intelligent recap in Microsoft Teams Premium.

  • PowerPoint Live chapters: Find exactly what you’re looking for in a PowerPoint Live meeting recording with PowerPoint Live chapters. Chapters are AI-generated and split the presentation into relevant sections. To learn more, see Auto-generate PowerPoint Live chapters from your Teams meeting recording.

  • Understand each other better with live translation for captions: Break the language barrier during multilingual Teams meetings with live translation for captions. Choose a language you’re comfortable with and see captions translated from the speaker’s language to yours in real-time. To learn more, see Use live captions in a Teams meeting.

  • Use meeting templates in Teams: Create meetings from meeting templates to apply specific settings for different scenarios. Select the arrow next to + New meeting in Teams to see your org’s meeting templates. To learn more, see Use custom templates for Teams meetings.

  • Customize Teams meetings with branded content: Branded meetings in Teams Premium now let you customize your meeting background, buttons, and banner with company images and colors. To learn more, see Use meeting themes for Teams meetings.

  • Keep it confidential with personalized watermarks: Protect sensitive information with personalized watermarks that cast your company name and each attendee’s email across content shared in Teams meetings. To learn more, see Watermark for Teams meetings.

  • Choose who can record meetings: Limit who can record your meetings with who can record in your meeting options.

  • End-to-end encryption (E2EE) for meetings: Add extra security to highly confidential meetings with E2EE. When you use E2EE, certain meeting features, like recording or live captions, won’t be available. To learn more, see Use end-to-end encryption for Teams meetings.

  • Stay secure with sensitivity labels: Use sensitivity labels to apply secure meeting options based on meeting confidentiality. To assign a security label to a new meeting, go to your Teams calendar and select + New meeting > Details, then choose a label from the Sensitivity dropdown menu. To learn more, see Sensitivity labels for Teams meetings.

  • Host professional events with advanced webinars: Fine tune your event with advanced webinar features like event registration, waitlist, custom registration start and end time, and more. To learn more, see Get started with Teams webinars.

  • Prepare for your event in the (virtual) green room: Take a few minutes to prepare for your event in the virtual green room. In the green room, you can connect and go over materials with the host and other presenters before attendees join. To learn more, see Green room for Teams meetings.

  • Manage what webinar attendees see: Keep your webinar distraction-free by managing what attendees see. Keep the focus on certain presenters during the event. To learn more, see Manage what attendees see in Teams meetings.

  • Elevate your presentation with RTMP-In (Real-Time Messaging Protocol): Stream different types of media, like professionally-produced videos, directly into your presentation using RTMP-In.

  • Connect reliably during live events with Microsoft eCDN (Enterprise Content Delivery Network): Use Microsoft eCDN to seamlessly and securely live stream any event, from global meetings to company trainings. It doesn’t require installation and helps improve Teams’ performance without overloading your corporate network.

  • Advanced Virtual Appointments for business-to-customer (B2C) meetings: Virtual Appointments are tailored for meeting with guests outside your organization. Access advanced Virtual Appointments features with Teams Premium. To learn more, see What is Virtual Appointments?

    • Customize a Virtual Appointments lobby: Brand Virtual Appointments by customizing a virtual waiting room for guests to wait in. You can use company logos, colors, and more.

    • Check on live and upcoming Virtual Appointments with queue view: Easily check on Virtual Appointments details, like wait times or meeting statuses, with queue view.

    • Manage appointments with the Virtual Appointments app: Use the Virtual Appointments app to manage your schedule, see appointment analytics, and more. Download the Virtual Appointments app here.

    • Individual and departmental analytics of Virtual Appointments: Get more Virtual Appointments data including details about no-shows, wait times, and trends at the individual or departmental level.

    • Organizational level analytics of Virtual Appointments: See Virtual Appointments analytics across your entire organization. Reports include when and how appointments were made during specific time periods.

Move the conversation from email to chat 

Start chats with distribution groups, mail-enabled security groups, and 365 groups instantly. Now you can search and select groups and start chatting with members. To learn more, see Chat with members from your distribution lists, M365 groups, or mail-security groups in Teams

Send a chat to @everyone 

Direct your chat message to all the members in your group by typing @everyone. 

Schedule send suggestions for later with Viva Insights 

When you type a message to someone with different working hours than you, Viva Insights will suggest scheduling the message to send later when they’re online. 

Return missed calls from notifications 

Call someone back quickly by clicking Call in the missed call notification in your Teams activity feed. 

Co-organizers can manage breakout rooms 

Now co-organizers have organizer capabilities to create, manage, and move between breakout rooms. To learn more, see Use breakout rooms in Teams meetings.  

See presenters clearly during screen sharing 

With the new Presenter window, controls are located at the top to make active speakers’ faces clearly visible during screen sharing. 

Virtual Appointments meeting template in Teams 

Virtual Appointments look and feel like normal Teams meetings but have features tailored for external B2C meetings. When you schedule with Virtual Appointments, guests will receive an email invite and can join the meeting from any device without installing Teams. To learn more, see What is Virtual Appointments? 

Virtual Appointments Graph APIs 

Empower developers to create and manage Virtual Appointments for B2C scenarios with Graph APIs. Boost engagement by embedding Virtual Appointments join links with a waiting room and mobile browser join experience into any application. To learn more, see Virtual Appointments Graph API

January 2023

Live stream Teams meetings and webinars to Meta Workplace Live

Live stream your Teams meetings or webinars directly to Meta Workplace Live using the new Workplace Live app integration. This allows attendees to watch live meetings and webinars within their Workplace groups or catch up later by watching a recording on Workplace. Simply add the Workplace Live app to your Teams meeting or webinar, sign in using your Workplace account, and select the Workplace event you'd like to live stream. 

Enhanced webinar management experience with customized options

Now when you select the webinar template, you’ll see a new structure and expanded options to customize registration details and settings specific to each event. With the new management experience, you'll be able to configure your webinar with the following capabilities: 

Setup

  • Details: Easily designate co-organizers to support orchestrating and delivering your event

  • Presenter bios: Highlight each of the speaker’s professional headshot, company, title, LinkedIn profile, social media accounts, brief bio, and more

  • Theming: Showcase your brand and align the theme of your event with a banner, logo, and relevant color scheme that will display on your registration page and webinar communications

Registration

  • Configuration: Set registration capacity limits for up to 1,000 attendees; add expanded custom questions to gather pertinent information about your prospective attendees including a dedicated question to upload terms and conditions and enable consent from attendees as they register

  • Attendee status: View relevant details for attendee status including who’s registered for the webinar and who has canceled their registration

Reports

  • Attendee reporting: Easily access existing reporting and analytics in one central location as you view the data to understand attendee participation

Federated group calling

Easily start a group Teams call from a chat with federated colleagues outside your organization—including video and screen sharing—all via an internet connection so you don't accrue any PSTN usage charges.

December 2022

Delete chats from your chat list

Organize and easily remove chat conversations you no longer need without impacting other participants in the same chat. From the chat list, select More options  Microsoft Teams more options icon on the chat you wish to delete, then select Delete chat.

Even more reactions at your fingertips

You're no longer limited on what emoji you use to react to someone's message in Teams. Simply hover over the message and choose to add an emoji. It will open up the full library of emoji.

Add people to chat with an @mention

You no longer have to go to the add menu to bring new people into a chat, but you'll still be able to control how much of the chat history they'll see when you add them via @mention.  

Get a list of suggested people when starting a new chat

Using AI to detect people you've recently been working with, when you go to add a name to a new chat, you'll also get a brief list of suggested people to add. 

Better accessibility in meetings

When you have interpreters in your meetings, you can now prioritize their videos so they remain front and center. Especially useful when using sign language in meetings. Up to two people can have their videos set to stay visible even while content is shared. Additionally, you can set captions to stay on across all meetings, so you don't have to keep turning them on.

November 2022

Microsoft Polls for quick check-ins

Presenters can launch a poll without preparing in advance. Simply ask your question aloud and people can answer by selecting one of two answers (yes or no, thumbs up or down, heart or broken heart).

Breakout rooms support people calling in to meetings

You can now allow attendees who join a meeting by calling in (PSTN participants) to join breakout rooms and come back to the main meeting after the breakout rooms end.

Automatically see more videos in Teams meetings

Teams meetings now automatically will show you up to 49 participants' videos by default. You'll no longer have to switch to the large gallery view.

Incoming telephone calls open in second window

Your admin can now turn on a setting that will automatically pop a new incoming phone call into a browser window alongside Teams. It will show you relevant information about the person calling. You can still turn this off from your call settings.

Send your message later

You can now schedule a message to arrive at a specific time for your recipient. Perfect for working with international teams. Similar to the delayed delivery option in Outlook, you can manually select a future date and time for your chat messages to be delivered to an individual.

Right-click the send button to schedule your message. 

Start a group chat with your different Groups

Chat with Distribution Groups, mail-enabled Security Groups, and your Office 365 Groups. However, you're still limited to the max number of members allowed in a chat, which is currently set to 250 members.

View an entire chat thread from the search results

Now when you select a message in your search results in Teams, you can see the entire message thread, regardless of how old the message is. 

Filter your activity for unread notifications

Now, when you go to Activity, you can turn the Unread only toggle on to filter out all notifications except for the ones you haven't read yet. 

Upload documents for signing directly from OneDrive for Business

When creating an e-signature request in the Approvals app, you can now upload a document directly from OneDrive for Business. This allows you to access your documents from anywhere and on any device.  

October 2022

Assigned seating in Together mode

Meeting organizers and presenters can now assign seats to attendees in Together mode. To assign seats once you're in the meeting, select More  More actions icon > Together mode. In the window that pops up, check the box at the bottom to Select Together mode for everyone, then select Assign seats. From there, you can drag and drop people's icons to the seat you want them assigned to.

Translated captions in Teams Premium

Get AI-powered, real-time translation from 40 spoken languages. Meeting participants can now read captions in their own language, for a more accessible meeting experience. Currently free for everyone, once Teams Premium licenses are available, this feature will need a premium license to use. If the organizer has a premium license, all attendees can utilize live translated captions. 

Learn more about Teams Premium add-on for Microsoft Teams 

Get all the details with new call history

Get more granular details about calls made and received in Teams. To view, go to Calls on the left side of the app, then select a call under History. A recap of the call, including recording and transcript, will show on the right side of the app. 

Create a contact group in Teams

Go to Calls on the left side of the app, then in the top right of the app, select Create a contact group Cross icon at top of the screen.

Microsoft 365 templates for Teams and SharePoint

When you create a new team, a coinciding SharePoint is made simultaneously. So now, when you set up a team using a default template, the related SharePoint template gets applied automatically to the team's SharePoint site.

Suggested replies come to group chat

Suggested replies have made the jump from one-on-one chat to group chat. Now, instead of typing out a reply, you can quickly select one of Teams suggested replies that show up above the compose box where you write your messages.

Send a video clip in chat

Create a short video clip in chat. Select Record a video clip  next to Send, then start recording, you can even edit the clip before sending it. The recipient of the video clip can reply with a message or a video clip of their own. 

Delete or rename files in a channel 

To rename or delete a file in a channel, go to the channel's files tab and select More options  Microsoft Teams more options icon on the file. Whatever edits you make will be reflected in the team's corresponding SharePoint site.

Teams calendar now lets you open in a new window

Whether scheduling a new meeting or looking at an existing one, you can now do so from a second window. This allows you to move about Teams without losing your place in the calendar. If opening an existing meeting, select Pop out meeting details in the top right corner of the app. If scheduling a new meeting, it will automatically open in a secondary window.

September 2022

Cameo comes to PowerPoint Live in Teams meetings

When you give a presentation in Teams using PowerPoint Live, you can use Cameo to overlay your Teams camera feed over your presentation. Attendees will now get to see you as you talk while also seeing each slide of your presentation for a fully immersive experience, whether they're in the room or across the globe.

Collaborative Annotations in Teams meetings

With Microsoft Whiteboard's Collaborative Annotations, everyone in a meeting can add notes simultaneously on a shared screen in a Teams meeting. You'll need to share your full screen in Teams, then select Start annotation. Everyone can add notes, shapes, text, and reactions on what you're sharing.

Use an interpreter in a Teams meeting

Language interpretation allows professional interpreters to what the speaker says into another language in real-time, without disrupting the speaker's flow. First, you'll need to turn on language interpretation for the meeting. This can be done from Meeting options. Then, while in the meeting, go to your participants list, hover on the interpreter's name, then select More options  Microsoft Teams more options icon > Make an interpreter. Learn more at Use language interpretation in a Teams meeting

August 2022

Leave a meeting on all your devices

If you've joined a Teams meeting on multiple personal devices, you can now leave the meeting from all the devices you've connected to the meeting by selecting the down arrow next to Leave, then select Leave on all my devices.

Pre-assign channel members to breakout rooms

Organizers can now pre-assign channel members not explicitly invited to a channel meeting to a breakout room. To pre-assign channel members to breakout rooms in channels meetings, go to the breakout rooms tab in the meeting details, then select Assign participants. To learn how to set up breakout rooms, see Use breakout rooms in Teams meetings

Pop out shared content into a separate window

When someone shares content during a Teams meeting, you can now pop that content out into a separate window. To pop out, go to the top of your meeting window and select Pop out

Record and transcribe a meeting automatically

When an organizer turns on Record automatically in the meeting options, Teams will automatically turn on transcription when the meeting starts.

Practice your speech with Speaker Coach in Teams

Speaker Coach provides private, personalized feedback on your speaking and presentation skills in both real-time as well as post-meeting in a summary. To learn more, go to Rehearse your slide show with Speaker Coach

July 2022

Remove calls from your call history list

Declutter your call history view by hiding calls from your list. To remove a call from your history, go to Calls  Audio call icon > History. Hover over the call you'd like to remove and select More actions  More actions icon > Remove from view.

Removing a call from your call history removes it from view on all your devices. Admins can still retrieve call data from removed calls. To learn more, see View your call history in Teams

Shared channels bring ease to working together

Through Microsoft Teams, you can securely collaborate with partners outside your organization. Shared channels make it easier to collaborate with those inside and outside your organization, helping your extended team work effectively and efficiently. With shared channels you can schedule meetings, share files, and work together in apps without switching tenants.

To learn more, see What is a shared channel in Teams?

Join a meeting with an ID and passcode

You can now join a meeting via Teams on the web, or the desktop app, using a meeting ID and passcode. Select # Join with an ID at the top of your Teams calendar. You'll find the meeting ID and passcode in the meeting details tab, or in the meeting invite.

To learn more, see Join a meeting in Teams

June 2022

Chat with yourself

In Teams, we encourage you to talk to yourself with the newest chat feature—a one-on-one chat with yourself. Send messages, files, notes, and media to yourself to help you stay organized. You'll find your chat at the top of your pinned chats in the chat list. Keep it pinned for quick access to all the things you send yourself whether you're using Teams on your desktop, the web, or your phone.

Use annotation together in a Teams meeting

Annotation—powered by Microsoft Whiteboard—helps you collaborate on things like a design or presentation while sharing your screen in a Teams meeting. 

While you're sharing your full screen in a meeting, select Start annotation  Microsoft Teams annotation icon in the meeting controls at the upper-middle area of your screen. The red outline around your shared screen will turn blue and all participants will see the Microsoft Whiteboard toolset at the top of the shared screen. Everyone in the meeting can begin annotating right away, and the red pen tool is selected by default. To learn more, see Use annotation while sharing your screen in Teams

Live transcription and CART captions now available for Teams on the web 

You're now able to view captions coming from a CART provider (real-time captioning) within the Microsoft Teams meeting on Chrome and Edge browsers. Meeting organizers and participants will be able to ask their captioning providers to stream captions to Microsoft Teams. 

The same goes for Live transcription. To learn more about these two features, see View live transcription in a Teams meeting and Use CART captions in a Microsoft Teams meeting

Updated meeting experience comes to Teams on the web

The updated meeting experience is now available for Teams on the web in Chrome and Edge browsers. This includes improved pre-join (where you set up mic and camera settings before entering a meeting), a dynamic view of participants and content, and your meeting controls have moved to the top of the meeting window.

May 2022

Show as: comes to Teams

Now in Teams, when you schedule a meeting, private appointment, or vacation, you can choose how that meeting shows in your calendar. Just like in Outlook, you can choose from Free, Tentative, Busy, Working elsewhere, or Out of Office. To find this setting, look for Show as: at the top of your new meeting window.

Government accounts now have bots

Customers with a government account in Teams will now be able to use bots built specifically for them. Select Apps Cross icon at top of the screen on the left side of the app and search for bots by name or go to a chat or channel and select the  Cross icon at top of the screen at the top of the page to add a bot to the conversation.

Together mode, all together

Meeting organizers and presenters can now start Together mode for everyone in the meeting. To change the view for everyone, select View  Change meeting views button, Together mode > Change scene. While choosing a scene, make sure to check the box to Select Together mode for everyone before selecting Apply

Scheduling webinars available in government cloud accounts

Schedule and host webinars with the same Teams app you use for meetings! Webinar capabilities include registration page creation, email confirmation for registrants, host management for attendee video and audio, attendance reporting, plus interactive features like polls, chat, and reactions.

Learn more at Schedule a webinar

@mention team owners all at once

When creating a message post in a channl, you can now notify all the owners of the team at the same time by adding "@team owners" to your post, removing the need to mention each person individually. Teams will automatically notify anyone who's an owner of the team that the channel is in.

April 2022

LinkedIn integration now available in Teams 

You can now see LinkedIn profiles in one-on-one chats. To view someone's profile, select the LinkedIn tab of the chat if they have one available. Learn more at Use LinkedIn in Teams.

Educators can now manage attendee video in Teams meetings

Meeting organizers and presenters can disable the cameras of all attendees or specific attendees in a Teams Meeting to make sure they don't share video in the meeting. Learn more at Manage attendee audio and video permissions in a Teams meeting.

Get notified when music plays (Teams for education only)

Teams automatically suppresses non-speech sounds during Teams meetings. Educators will now get notified when Teams detects that music is being played. This will allow them to choose to let the music through, or to keep blocking the sound so other attendees can't hear it.

Share system audio when using Teams on the web (Chromium browsers)

Now, when you join a meeting via Teams on the web, you can share your system audio while screen sharing. Learn how at Share sound from your computer in a Teams meeting.

March 2022..

Find someone's time zone

You can now see what time it is where your colleagues are when you look at their contact info. Hover on a person's profile picture and under Contact, you'll see the local time for that person. Watch the Microsoft Teams YouTube video to learn how to find someone's local time.

Stream live music in Teams with Music mode

With music mode, Teams optimizes audio settings to get the highest sound fidelity when streaming live music via a Teams meeting. Teams will automatically adjust the audio bitrate based on the available bandwidth of your network.

Learn more about music mode at Use high fidelity music mode to play music in Teams.

New filters for chat

You can now filter out chats that are from meetings or bots to help you find the exact conversation you're looking for. At the top of your chat list, select Filter  Teams Chat Filter Button Icon > Chats. From there you can type the name of a person or group chat to help further filter your results.

February 2022

Pin a message in chat

Pin a specific message to the top of a chat so that it is always visible to the members of the chat—regardless of the number of messages that come afterwards. Pin or unpin any message and select the pinned message to jump to its original location. Currently, only a single message can be pinned at a time and any chat members can freely pin or unpin a message in the chat. Learn more at Hide, unhide, mute, or pin a chat in Teams

Change how many messages you see at one time

Whether you want to optimize to see more text at once or read less text at a more comfortable level, Teams lets you customize the chat density to suit your needs. By default, chat density is set to comfy mode, but if you'd like to see more text you can change this in your settings. Learn more at Change the spacing of your chat messages in Teams

Turn off mirror my video

You now have the option to stop mirroring the image of your video preview—the small preview window that allows you to see what your video looks like during meetings. So you can see your video preview the way other meeting participants see you. This makes it less distracting for presenters when trying to lead discussions, lessons, etc., during online meetings. Learn more at Turn off mirror my video in Teams meetings

January 2024

New in-call experience on mobile

Get a new and improved interface during calls on your mobile device. Easily access calling features like hold, mute, speaker, and more, all from one convenient place. To learn more, see Get to know the calling experience in Microsoft Teams.

See who's in a meeting at a glance

See who's in a meeting and for how long directly from your Teams calendar on your mobile device. You'll also be able to see if the meeting is being recorded.

Access Azure protected voicemail on Teams mobile

Now you can access your Azure protected voicemails from the Teams app. When you receive a voicemail, you'll see a notification in the Teams app. Just tap the link in the notification to open the voicemail in your web browser. To learn more, see Check your voicemail in Microsoft Teams.

November 2023

See Teams from a new angle with landscape mode

Landscape mode is now fully supported in the new Teams on your mobile device.

October 2023

Organize together with collaborative meeting notes

Plan agendas, take notes, and assign action items together in Teams meetings with collaborative meeting notes. When you join a Teams meeting, tap Notes from the meeting menu and edit or add notes in the Meeting notes pane. To learn more, see Take meeting notes in Microsoft Teams

Simpler meeting join

Join meetings in fewer steps with Microsoft Teams for mobile. When you join an external org’s meeting or join a meeting without signing in, you can change your video and audio settings before entering the meeting.

September 2023

Leave Teams out of your device call logs

Choose to keep Teams calls and meetings from showing in your device's call logs. Just go to Settings > Calling in the Teams mobile app. Then, turn the Show Teams calls in call log toggle off.

July 2023

Search for more in Teams mobile

Teams mobile search enhancements make it easier to find what you’re looking for. See more, better search suggestions, or focus search results on a specific person by searching their name, followed by a keyword (i.e., searching “Lisa okr”). You can also see external people in your search results.

Quickly navigate to a message from search results

Select a message from your Teams mobile search results to go directly to that message location in the chat.

Make calls through Teams speed dial and call history on Apple CarPlay

Easily call your speed dial contacts or start a call from your recent calls on Teams using Apple CarPlay.

June 2023

Attach files in chats and channels

Use your mobile device to upload files from your device, Teams Files tab, or OneDrive into Teams chat and channels. To learn more, see Share files in Microsoft Teams

May 2023

Improved meeting sharing

Now, when you get a share link to a meeting, the recipient won't get a long URL. Instead they'll see details about the meeting and have an easier time skimming the info on how to join the meeting.

Dashboard for Chat 

See more details and easily find information in the newly designed chat dashboard.

April 2023

Attach cloud files to chats and channels 

Upload and attach OneDrive files to chats and channels on the Teams mobile app.  

March 2023

Join meetings from Apple CarPlay

Open and join a meeting from the new Teams calendar view on Apple CarPlay on your iPhone. 

Save time with text predictions for mobile 

When you’re typing a message in your Teams mobile app, Editor Text Predictions anticipates your writing and suggests a word or phrase you might use next. 

February 2023

Multitask with Picture in Picture mode 

See your Teams meeting window when you navigate away from the app during a meeting with the new Picture in Picture mode for iOS. Use your fingers to change the meeting window size and move it to different locations on your screen.  

Get everyone's attention in chat

Type @Everyone in chat and it will notify everyone the same way it would if you @mentioned each person by name.

Use the Parent app in Teams

Educators can now take virtual meetings with parents and guardians via the Parents app in Teams.

Delete a chat from your list

From your chat list, swipe left on a chat and select More > Delete. This will delete the chat and thread history from your Teams and remove you from the chat. Everyone else will still have access to the chat.

December 2022

Turn on transcription from your phone

Now, when you've joined a meeting via your phone or iPad, you can turn on transcription so that you have a record of what was said during the meeting. Select More  Microsoft Teams more options icon > Start transcription.

Real-time interpretation in meetings

Live audio interpretation lets interpreters translate what the speaker says into another language in real time without disrupting the speaker. Another tool to empower you to run more inclusive meetings, where participants who may not speak the same language can fully collaborate with each other. 

Get attendance reports for meetings and webinars 

You can now check the attendance information for regular meetings and webinars. You'll also be able to view registration information before a webinar begins. 

July 2022

Teams on iPad now adapts to fit the screen’s orientation

Microsoft Teams on iPad is now more responsive to screen size, app orientation, and display modes. The Teams app will automatically adjust its view based on the screen size and how you’re holding it. 

June 2022

Chat with yourself

You now have a chat that's just for you. You can take notes, draft messages, and send files to yourself. This works across the mobile and desktop apps.

May 2022

Browse and install apps

You can now search for, and install, relevant apps published for your organization and by third-party app developers on Teams. 

Get a preview of messages sent in the meeting chat

Meeting chat messages will surface on the mobile screen where you can preview the most recent two messages.

April 2022

Expand and collapse system alerts in meetings

System messages from Teams are now grouped together at the top of the meeting window. Expand the notifications to preview all the messages, and then collapse and clear all notifications with one tap.

February 2022

Sign in with a code

Can't remember your password? No worries. Set up a secondary email or phone number for your free Teams accounts and you'll be able to sign in using a short code. New phone number accounts can even create an account without a password.

January 2022

Chat with any phone number or email

Chat with anyone using just their email address or phone number even if they're not using Teams. Simply start a new chat and where you'd add a person's name, type their number or email instead. Then you can send the message like you normally would.

Share live components in messages with Loops

With live components, you’re now able to send a message that everyone in your chat can edit inline—and see changes instantly. It’s a new way to ideate, create, and make decisions together while holding fewer meetings and minimizing the need for long chat threads. Learn more at Send a Loop component in Teams chat.

January 2024

New in-call experience on mobile

Get a new and improved interface during calls on your mobile device. Easily access calling features like hold, mute, speaker, and more, all from one convenient place. To learn more, see Get to know the calling experience in Microsoft Teams.

See who's in a meeting at a glance

See who's in a meeting and for how long directly from your Teams calendar on your mobile device. You'll also be able to see if the meeting is being recorded.

Access Azure protected voicemail on Teams mobile

Now you can access your Azure protected voicemails from the Teams app. When you receive a voicemail, you'll see a notification in the Teams app. Just tap the link in the notification to open the voicemail in your web browser. To learn more, see Check your voicemail in Microsoft Teams.

November 2023

See Teams from a new angle with landscape mode

Landscape mode is now fully supported in the new Teams on your mobile device.

October 2023

Organize together with collaborative meeting notes

Plan agendas, take notes, and assign action items together in Teams meetings with collaborative meeting notes. When you join a Teams meeting, tap Notes from the meeting menu and edit or add notes in the Meeting notes pane. To learn more, see Take meeting notes in Microsoft Teams

Simpler meeting join

Join meetings in fewer steps with Microsoft Teams for mobile. When you join an external org’s meeting or join a meeting without signing in, you can change your video and audio settings before entering the meeting.

August 2023

Live translated captions in Teams

Now you can specify your spoken language during meetings for more accurate captions and transcripts. You can also choose translated captions for a more inclusive meeting experience. To learn more, see Use live captions in a Teams meeting.

June 2023

Add your Android device to ongoing meetings

Add your Android device to an ongoing meeting, making it easy to chat, react, share, and more.

March 2023

Keyboard shortcuts on tablets

When you connect a keyboard to your Android tablet, you can use basic keyboard shortcuts in Teams. 

February 2023

Get everyone's attention in chat

Type @Everyone in chat and it will notify everyone the same way it would if you @mentioned each person by name.

December 2022

Real-time interpretation in meetings

Live audio interpretation lets interpreters translate what the speaker says into another language in real time without disrupting the speaker. Another tool to empower you to run more inclusive meetings, where participants who may not speak the same language can fully collaborate with each other. 

Transcription for meetings

Get a record of what was discussed in the meeting by turning on transcriptions at the beginning of your meetings. Select More  Microsoft Teams more options icon > Start transcription.

Teams keeps getting better

We've made some improvements to the app so it opens faster.

Get attendance reports for meetings and webinars 

You can now check the attendance information for regular meetings and webinars. You'll also be able to view registration information before a webinar begins. 

November 2022

Transcription for one-on-one and group calls

Turn on transcription in a call to get a record of what's said. You can view the transcript after everyone leaves the call. To turn it on, select More  Microsoft Teams more options icon > Start transcription.

June 2022

Chat with yourself

You now have a chat that's just for you. You can take notes, draft messages, and send files to yourself. This works across the mobile and desktop apps.

May 2022

Get a preview of messages sent in the meeting chat

Meeting chat messages will surface on the mobile screen where you can preview the most recent two messages.

April 2022

Expand and collapse system alerts in meetings

System messages from Teams are now grouped together at the top of the meeting window. Expand the notifications to preview all the messages, and then collapse and clear all notifications with one tap.

February 2022

Sign in with a code

Can't remember your password? No worries. Set up a secondary email or phone number for your free Teams accounts and you'll be able to sign in using a short code. New phone number accounts can even create an account without a password.

January 2022

Chat with any phone number or email

Chat with anyone using just their email address or phone number even if they're not using Teams. Simply start a new chat and where you'd add a person's name, type their number or email instead. Then you can send the message like you normally would.

Share live components in messages with Loops

With live components, you’re now able to send a message that everyone in your chat can edit inline—and see changes instantly. It’s a new way to ideate, create, and make decisions together while holding fewer meetings and minimizing the need for long chat threads. Learn more at Send a Loop component in Teams chat.

December 2023

New Teams app now generally available for VDI customers

Experience the new Teams app within virtual desktops, offering feature parity with classic Teams and improved performance, reliability, and security. Enjoy faster app responsiveness, reduced memory and disk space consumption, and exclusive access to new features and enhancements. To learn more, see Upgrade to the new Teams for VDI.

July 2023

Live reactions in Teams meetings on VDI

Express how you feel during a Teams meeting with live reactions, now supported on VDI. Select React in the meeting toolbar to choose a reaction. The reaction will appear for a few seconds at the bottom of the screen for others to see. To learn more, see Express yourself in Teams meetings with live reactions.

May 2023

Breakout rooms support in Teams VDI  

Breakout rooms are now supported on Teams VDI. Use breakout rooms to split larger meetings into small groups for more focused discussions. To learn more, see Use breakout rooms in Teams meetings.  

Call Health Panel 

Get more details about issues you’re experiencing in Teams meetings or calls from the Call Health Panel. See data about your network, audio, screen sharing, and outgoing video quality. 

April 2023

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) / Windows 365

  • Simulcast for AVD and Windows 365 is a feature designed to improve quality on group video calls in Microsoft Teams, providing a better experience.

    • With Simulcast, each participant can upload two simultaneous video feeds (in high and low resolutions) and the conference server can then selectively forward the video feeds based on the other participants' network conditions.

    • RD Client version 1.2.3667 or higher.

    • No admin or user configuration required.

  • Mirror my video means you can now flip your video horizontally, so you can have the same view as the other participants in the meeting. Changing this setting will only change the self-preview, and not affect other participants.

    • RD Client version 1.2.3770 or higher.

February 2023

Citrix

  • Merge calls to combine two calls into one conversation. You can either make a new call and merge it with an existing call or merge an incoming call with an ongoing call.

  • Background blur effects are now available for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) on Citrix for Workspace app for Mac and Linux (version 2212 or higher). MultiWindow is a pre-requisite (VDA 2212 or higher)

VMware

  • Merge calls to combine two calls into one conversation. You can either make a new call and merge it with an existing call or merge an incoming call with an ongoing call.

  • This feature supports Human Interface Devices (HID) in Teams. An HID device will work automatically on VDI without additional set up. You'll be able to answer and end a call and mute and unmute your microphone.

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) / Windows 365

  • Merge calls to combine two calls into one conversation. You can either make a new call and merge it with an existing call or merge an incoming call with an ongoing call.

  • You can now share individual apps or windows while screensharing. If using RemoteApp, the local desktop of your device is shared. Windows Client version 1.2.3770 and WebSocket service version 1.31.2211.15001 required.

  • You can now make a test call to check your microphone, speakers, camera, and network. Go to Settings > Devices > Make Test Call.

September 2022

Citrix

  • Use background blur and virtual backgrounds for your camera during meetings

VMware

  • Use background blur and virtual backgrounds for your camera during meetings

August 2022

Citrix

  • Give and take control of screen sharing during a meeting

  • Have multiple windows open at once

  • Live captions in meetings

  • Spotlight someone's video in a meeting so everyone can see them

  • Screen share and have your camera on at the same time

  • Single app screen sharing during a meeting

VMware

  • Give and take control of screen sharing during a meeting

  • Have multiple windows open at once

  • Live captions in meetings

  • Spotlight someone's video in a meeting so everyone can see them

  • Screen share and have your camera on at the same time

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) / Windows 365

  • Give and take control of screen sharing during a meeting

  • Have multiple windows open at once

  • Live captions in meetings

  • Spotlight someone's video in a meeting so everyone can see them

  • Screen share and have your camera on at the same time

  • Use background blur and virtual backgrounds for your camera during meetings

  • Secondary ringer support so incoming calls can ring on multiple devices

If you're an IT admin or simply looking for feature updates on Teams desk phones, displays, and panels, you'll find all the updates at What's new in Microsoft Teams devices. 

To view feature updates for Microsoft Teams Rooms, go to:

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