Microsoft teams is a platform that you mostly only use for work. If you want to chat with your friends and family, go for WhatsApp calling. Google Meet or other less professional platforms. With a number of new “personal features”, Microsoft wants you to use Teams to video chat with friends and family.
Microsoft Team video call links can be shared with anyone, even if they aren’t using Teams. The connection works on all devices. You can invite up to 300 people to a single video.
Note that you can usually have a one-on-one interview and speak for up to 24 hours for free. For a group call (more than two people), you can meet up to 100 people and call for up to 60 minutes for free. However, due to the pandemic, Microsoft has waived these restrictions, so you can meet with up to 300 participants and speak for up to 24 hours for free until further details are provided.
Here are the features that would make using Microsoft Teams for in-person video calls and chats cool.
There is a new together mode. You can place all chat members on a single shared screen, making it look like you are sitting in a virtual living room with your family members. “You can now turn any regular video call into a shared virtual environment in“ Together ”mode, so you can feel like you’re in the same room as your family and friends. You can choose from a variety of new virtual environments, such as: B. a family lounge. Cafe or even a summer resort to make your calls fun, ”Microsoft said.
You can now use live emojis and GIFs during team meetings. If you miss a group call, you can come back to read the chat thread and post your GIF to continue the conversation.
Shared task lists
To make the conversation more engaging, Microsoft Teams has added a new feature that allows you to create a common task list and assign tasks to other members of the group. Everyone in the group can view and edit task details or check-off items when they’re complete. You can add tasks like buying groceries, washing clothes, and so on.
Surveys to help you decide about weekend activities
You can use surveys to identify activities that most family members will be interested in on weekends or holidays. “What makes Teams unique is that after completing the survey, anyone in the group can take action based on the results, regardless of whether a group event is added or tasks assigned. To do this today, you would have to use three different apps. one for coordinating the chat, one for adding everyone to the calendar and one for tasks. Now you can do everything in teams. Surveys are imminent, “said Microsoft in a blog post.
Dashboard view for all personal chats
There’s a dashboard that clearly shows all of your group’s shared content, photos, files, web links, shared tasks, and upcoming group events.
Separate work and personal chats
Teams can separate their work and personal accounts. All files, contacts, chats, and other information for each of your accounts are kept separate. You can also switch between the two simply by clicking on my profile.