Cortana to let you make voice queries in Teams mobile app

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  • The new Cortana app is one of the key highlights of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
  • Soon, you'll be able to use Cortana voice assistance in the Teams mobile app.
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Cortana voice assistance in Teams

The new Cortana app is one of the key highlights of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. As you may already know, Microsoft repurposed the digital voice assistant to suit the features and functions of Office 365 productivity tools.

For example, the AI-powered application can read aloud your Focused Inbox emails (via the Outlook mobile app), thanks to its Play My Emails feature.

If you’re excited about Cortana’s productivity-focused capabilities, then you’ll be happy with the upcoming ability to use its voice assistance in the Microsoft Teams mobile app.

Teams mobile app to support Cortana voice assistance

Microsoft recently announced the upcoming integration of Cortana with the Teams mobile app. The feature is only rolling out to Microsoft 365 Enterprise users though.

The tool lets you collaborate, communicate, and carry out other meeting-related tasks in Teams by issuing verbal commands. Using spoken natural language, for example, you’ll be able to instruct Cortana to call anybody in your contact list.

Similarly, when your hands are working on something else, Cortana lets you join a Teams meeting by speaking a directive into your phone’s microphone.

The app’s voice assistance will also come to the rescue when you need to send an instant chat message, access your calendar, share a document, and a lot more.

Coming soon to the Teams mobile app, Cortana uses AI and the Microsoft Graph to provide voice assistance in Teams. To stay connected to your team even when you have your hands full, you can ask Cortana to make a call, join a meeting, send chat messages, share files, and more.

Android and iOS versions of the Teams app will support the feature, which arrives in the U.S. in the next few weeks.

The Teams mobile app is currently getting other productivity improvements, including inline message translation.

What’s your take on Cortana voice assistance coming to the Teams mobile app? Feel free to express your opinion via the comments section below.