Microsoft now allow its Team users to mute notifications during meetings

Microsoft now allow its Team users to mute notifications during meetings

Microsoft has now rolled out a new feature for its Team users that enables them to mute notifications during meetings. 

The Microsoft in a blog post said that by February, Team users will have the option to turn off notifications before starting a meeting. 

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“The current experience of receiving notifications during meetings is highly distracting and there is no easy way to turn off these notifications making it highly painful for users,” the blogpost said.   

For those users who want to enable the feature can click on the ellipsis next to their profile picture in-meeting, then hover over global settings, click on notifications and on meetings, which will then turn off notifications for all the meetings.   

Users will also have the option to change the settings through the uBar, which will allow them to turn off notifications on a meeting basis.   

In December last year, Microsoft announced a slew of updates for Team, including end-to-end encryption for one-on-one Team calls in December, which can only be enabled by admins.  

The feature will block Microsoft from collecting certain user content in the cloud, this includes recordings, live captions and transcriptions during a call.   

Microsoft also fixed a bug that affected certain android phones in December. The odd bug hung the phone after the users dialled 911 through Microsoft Teams. Microsoft teams had rolled out the one click 911 feature as an additional safety measure in December.   

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In other recent December features, Teams meetings got an ‘order of raised hands’ option, which let users view the participants who raised their hands in a certain order.  

The feature can be accessed by clicking on the participants’ panel to the right of the screen.   

Additionally, Microsoft introduced a multi-speed playback feature, along with speaker attribution for recordings and live transcription.