Upcoming Features for Microsoft Teams

See also: Recently Added Teams Features

The features may not be available today but are planned for upcoming updates of Microsoft Teams. 

  • New screen to require selecting an audio option before you can join Teams meetings

    A new Teams meeting screen will require you to choose an audio option before the "Join now" button can activate.

    Select audio option

    After you select an audio choice, decide if you want to turn on your webcam and select background filters. Then click or tap the Join now button.

    Join button

    Once you choose an audio option, Teams will use that option for future meetings you join.
  • New Teams Meeting Experience: Multi-window on by default 

    Microsoft will make the new Teams Meetings meetings experience the default in the desktop software, expected in August 2020.

    Learn how to manually switch on the new Teams Meeting Experience now.

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    Microsoft Teams new meeting experience with pop-out window and fixed meeting controls

    Controls such as mute/unmute, camera on/off, chat and leave move to the top of the meeting window. That way, the meeting controls are always available and will never block content.

    New controls are always present

  • Teams meeting size will increase from 300 to 1,000 participants, expected in fall 2020.
  • Dynamic View: You will have more control over how you see shared content, such as a presentation, and participant video feeds in a Teams meeting. Available in late 2020.

    Dynamic View

  • Live Reactions: Participants can use emojis during meetings — clapping, waving and more — that appear for everyone. Available in late 2020.

    Live reactions

  • Whiteboard update: Faster load times, sticky notes, text and drag and drop features. Allows participants who lack access to a touchscreen or Surface Hub to participate in whiteboarding sessions during Teams meetings. Available in late 2020.

    Whiteboard

  • Chat Bubbles: Chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants. Participants won't have to manually open a chat window to view meeting chats in Teams. Available in late 2020.

  • Teams meetings will include noise suppression, which reduces distracting background noise, such as loud typing or a barking dog. Available in late 2020.

Questions?

Please contact the IT Services Help Desk for questions about Microsoft Teams.