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Best Microsoft Teams Features to Use in 2022

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If you’re new to Microsoft Teams and want to learn what it offers, you’re at the right place.

The software reached about 145 million daily active users in April 2021. Its user base is continuously increasing, and engagement has reached unprecedented levels. In this piece, we’ll look at some of the hidden Microsoft Teams features that can be game-changer for you.

Standard Microsoft Teams’ Features

Before we dive deeper and inspect its hidden features, let’s take a look at some of its standard features:

  • Personal and group messaging
  • Contact searching
  • Search conversations
  • Mention or tag the specified person concerned with your message in a group
  • Activity feed
  • Access control system and assistant bots
  • Customization
  • A plethora of GIFs, stickers, and emojis
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Options to schedule meetings
  • Audio conferencing
  • Sharing files or screens
  • Generating usage report

New Microsoft Teams’ Features

Together Mode

Microsoft Team’s virtual filter allows the meeting attendees to connect in a virtual space. It drives visuals from separate cameras into a shared environment.

Breakout Room

Breakout rooms are fundamentally mini-meeting rooms associated with a large meeting group. Every breakout room entails most of the typical meeting features such as the audio and video feeds of the participants, screen sharing capabilities, and a chat pane.

This feature is most suitable when some members of a larger meeting need to discuss some pointers when the main meeting is already taking place. In the breakout room, they can prepare and then join the main meeting.

You can also leverage this feature to facilitate group discussions before bringing the participants to the main meeting.

Live Transcription

You may already know that Teams provided text transcripts of the meetings you recorded after they ended. Another notable feature of Microsoft Teams is the AI-driven text captioning feature that allows users to see the captions for everything being said during the meeting in real-time.

It has now introduced a new feature which is basically an integration of both. It’s the transcript sidebar. It allows you to acquire the speaker attribution along with the ability to see what other participants are saying.

The feature is particularly useful for people who have a hearing disability or just aren’t very fluent in the language. It also allows the latecomers to catch on to what they left by simply scrolling back and seeing what the other participants were discussing in their absence.

Need Help?

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