New MS Teams tools to improve user experience

Most people use Microsoft Teams to arrange virtual meetings. Especially when a lot of employees are working from home and the increasing hybrid work culture. As the Covid outbreak is now at a standstill in many parts of the world, the communication platform has introduced several tools to make support the hybrid work culture. Microsoft continues to release new features on its platform every day.

Microsoft has unveiled a host of new tools including Word Cloud Poll for Teams meeting, Mute notifications during meetings, Local time added to people’s profile and many others. Let’s see how these new tools in MS Teams will improve your user experience.

Word Cloud Poll for Teams meeting

The Word Cloud Poll for MS Teams meeting is a new option in Teams meeting, which allows you to communicate with your participants and collect their answers. In addition, the answer result is automatically displayed and merged as a word cloud. The answer can be recorded before, during or after the meeting.

Mute notifications during meetings

You can now mute notifications during your meeting on Microsoft Teams. You just need to go to the top right corner of the original post and select More actions (the three dots). After that, click on the Mute notifications and now the specific conversation or message will be muted. To turn them back on click More actions and then Allow notifications.

New MS Teams tools to improve user experience

Adjust Chat Density

Adjust chat settings let you change the amount of distance you want to see in the message displayed in chat. With MS Teams, you can adjust more and less text reading to a comfortable level. To adjust the chat settings, you must first go to settings, click on general and choose the correct distance for your message. The chat density feature allows you to adjust the number of chat messages you see on the screen with various settings. With the compact setting, you can minimise the need to scroll up and down by putting 50% more messages on the screen.

Local time is added to profiles

Now you can check your colleague’s time zone from their business card and schedule your messages quickly. The feature helps you schedule messages based on your colleague’s time zone to respond faster.

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