New Meeting pre-join experience is now rolling out in Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft has started the rollout of the new pre-join experience that makes it easier for users to configure their environment before entering a Teams meeting. According to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, the updated experience for Teams is gradually rolling out to the Teams desktop client on Windows.

Announced in August, the new Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experience features a more modern look, and it provides useful, clear, and easy to follow instructions. The updated pre-join screen offers easier discovery for video/audio and device selection configurations for the meeting. Most importantly, users will now be able to select their background filter before they enter a Teams meeting.

Needless to say, this improved UI has been designed to unify settings and streamline the experience based on user feedback. It should help meeting participants ensure that their audio and video work properly when a meeting is in full flow. The feature is expected to be generally available by the end of November 2020.