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.
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.
Edit and reply to specific messages in chat using hover menu
Hover over a message you received in chat and select Reply to respond to that specific message. Hover over a message you sent and select Edit to make changes to the message you sent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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