The new Microsoft Teams update means you’ll be seeing a lot more of your coworkers soon, whether you like it or not.
The videoconferencing platform is working on updating the “Interactive Large Gallery” which means your conversations will now include channels from even more people than ever before.
In his Post (opens in a new tab) on the official Microsoft 365 roadmap, the update description indicates that soon the user will be able to watch up to 49 video participants simultaneously – so you’d better practice that ‘engaged smile’.
Microsoft Teams connections keep getting bigger
In addition to being able to see more attendees, the update will also mean that users will be able to interact with others through actions such as pinning and spotlights, and observe their activity in the meeting, such as raising hands and reactions.
The update is still listed under development, but has an overall release date scheduled for September 2022, meaning users won’t have to wait long.
When it’s available, the update will be available to Microsoft Teams users on computers and on the web.
The news is the latest update from Microsoft Teams, designed to provide users around the world with all the tools they need to get the most out of its services.
This includes Together, launched in summer 2020, which pushes all participants to a shared virtual background in order to “make them feel like you are sitting in the same soma with everyone else.”
The company also recently unveiled a series of new Presenter Modes designed to help Microsoft Teams users tailor their presentation style to specific occasions, such as Standout Mode, where the presenter’s video is placed in front of the slides while Reporter Mode places the content above the slides. arm in the style of a news broadcast.
Microsoft also announced that it is working on adding Q&A to Teams webinars and meetings, bringing interactivity and collaboration to a whole new level.