New Microsoft Teams App experience coming soon to a screen near you!

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Microsoft to Roll Out new Microsoft Teams App experience in June

If you are waiting for the ability to chat 3×3 in your Teams meetings, you aren’t alone we are too. While we wait, Microsoft is starting to show off an updated meeting experience that will also start rolling out soon.

The updated experience will allow you to have conversations and calls in separate windows which should make it easier to multi-task inside the Teams app. Microsoft describes the update as follow:

Once available, users will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content. This new experience will also include recently announced features such as 3×3 video, raise hands, and custom backgrounds.

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When the feature does rollout, the updated view will set to off by default.

But, the updated meeting experience will eventually be set as the default view and later this year, the current meeting style will be retired. Microsoft has provided the following guidance on when these updates will roll out:

  • June – New experiences are available and users can enable through settings.
  • July – Experiences are enabled by default and users can disable through settings.
  • August – Experiences are enabled by default and user controls are no longer available.

For now though all we can do it watch and wait!

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