New in: Microsoft Teams launches New Interactive feature

by Don Sharpe
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  • Microsoft has been updating teams to become more of a platform.
  • Expect more interaction from the latest feature.
  • Microsoft has been collaborating to bring third-party apps on board.

Unless you live under a rock, you are well aware that working virtually has become a norm over the last year. This has prompted companies to step up their game to offer superior features on their platforms to support businesses when they are meeting virtually.

Microsoft has not been left behind as it has been at the forefront in releasing new features that make meetings more engaging and human. Just the other day, they released a new Word Cloud feature that allows users to make use of polls and keep the session more engaging. Well, they are back again with a new feature that promises users a heightened level of interaction.

Participants can now engage in video calls

Previously, the video option was only limited to the host of the meeting, but this new feature allows video participants to interact with content. This further brings Microsoft to its goal of collaboration for hybrid work using third-party apps.

This feature allows participants to brainstorm and contribute rather than just observing one person the entire time. It makes the building of ideas more organic and easier.

A Twitter user seemed elated and showed appreciation for Microsoft’s efforts to achieve a hybrid workspace.

Apps Already On Board

Freehand, MURAL, Lucidspark and Miro, are among the first apps to take advantage of the new feature. Users who make use of diagrams or maps can use MURAL in real-time.

Those with sticky notes and timers can hop onto Miro.

Microsoft Teams has made a name for itself following the relentless release of features and their response on how to fix issues when they occur.

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