Microsoft Teams is getting new features for your personal chat

Microsoft Teams personal features

Microsoft is working on a new feature that will allow you to
find the local time of coworkers when they’re part of the same
organization in the Microsoft Teams. As you’re probably aware,
Microsoft Teams profile card appears when you click on a
profile in the desktop or mobile app and it contains basic
information about the user.

Currently, the Teams profile card only includes phone calls,
email, and availability status of the users. As part of the
update, Microsoft is adding the local time added to the user’s
profile card. This will allow users to easily collaborate with
remote teams across different time zones.

Microsoft is currently testing the feature internally and it
will begin rolling out to desktop and web users in early 2022.
Additionally, Microsoft has already started rolling out a new
feature called “Shared chat”. Shared chat, which was originally
announced at Ignite conference, is now available.

As the name suggests, the Teams Shared feature will allow you
to set up chats and meetings outside of your organization. In
other words, Teams for work and consumer chat will have better
integration.

Delete your personal chat in Teams

Right now, Microsoft Teams doesn’t let you delete chats, but
you can “hide” a conversation, which essentially removes it
from the chat pane. However, the “hide” button preserves the
conversation history and users can bring back the hidden chat
by clicking on the “hide”.

Thankfully, Microsoft has recognized the feedback from users
and the company is working on a new feature that will allow you
to delete personal threads.

“The team is in the process of finalizing designs for deleting
private chat threads. We will update as we have more progress
to share,” Microsoft said.

To delete a thread, you will need to click on the “Chat” button
in the left sidebar, tap the three dots, and finally, click the
“Delete” button.

Additionally,
Microsoft is testing new emojis and meeting improvements
for Teams desktop client.

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