In a world restricted with pandemic, people try to find all possible ways to connect and communicate. This can either be due to work, business, personal, or just to reach out to someone. Companies like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Team make it possible for all of us. However, these video conferencing platforms may more likely be used for business and work related purposes due to the nature of its platform.
With this, Microsoft Teams want to make sure that its users maximize the use of their platform. And it is not only for the purpose of work but for more personal engagement. Some of the new features added to Microsoft Teams cater more to family and friends’ conferences and virtual gatherings.
As reported by techradar, here are some of the newest and exciting features you can try on Microsoft Teams.
Even if families are not together physically and in person, Microsoft Teams offers this new feature called Together Mode. This is not your typical view from regular conferences and video calls you had before. As you turn it on, it will show the users faces into what looks like a common room.
To make it more family friendly, you also have the option to change the virtual background to a much more familiar space like a family lounge, coffee shop, or even a summer resort. It is as if you are travelling together as a family.
Also, Microsoft Team thought of a way to make video calls more engaging and fun. Another feature you can try is your ability to react using a live emoji. Microsoft explains that this feature helps “bringing more emotions and personality to our Teams meetings.”
In case you haven’t finished a conversation yet and maybe want to continue on another schedule, Microsoft Teams got something for you. Another feature you may enjoy is users get to save chats for you to maybe continue and finish that family plan you have. It helps users continue the conversation where it ended. Also, conversation can be more engaging and personal like with the use of emojis or GIFs available.
If you are planning your next virtual party or family trip, you might need to accomplish certain tasks like ordering party essentials or booking your flights. Teams also got this in the bag. You can now convert your chats to a list of tasks to make sure you won’t forget anything. Polls for a help in deciding about certain things will also be available.
Easier Invite Link
Additionally, Microsoft Teams now gives an easier way to invite non-users to your next group call. They have the option to download the app or simply enter without creating an account through a browser. You just need to share an invite link and you’ll be good to go.
In case you want to try all of these new additions to Teams, TheVerge also reported that they are still offering everyone free 24-hour video calls as of the date. For an easier and more fun way to communicate with your family and friends, Teams can be downloaded as iOS, Android, desktop apps.