Microsoft Teams is finally getting a new feature that will help
you gather feedback from participants and improve engagement in
a meeting or online class. The feature is called “Polls” and
it’s getting a significant update in the latest Microsoft Teams
version for Windows 10.
After the update, Microsoft Teams will allow you to create
multiple-choice or single-answer polls and draft polls before
you join a meeting.
Microsoft Teams has always supported polls integration via
Microsoft Forms and today’s update is making it easier for the
users to create polls. If you create a poll during the meeting,
Microsoft Teams will automatically alert all attendees with
pop-up notifications when the poll is live.
Attendees will be able to vote, participate in quiz
competition, and send feedback using the poll created by the
organizer. Users can also skip the poll during the live meeting
and cast their vote after the meeting has ended by the
organizer. Depending on the user behaviour, you can customize
the polls experience to create engaging meeting environment.
Organizers can view the results of the poll by heading to the
meeting tab and export them to Microsoft Excel as well.
If you’d like to view the results in future again, simply head
to the meeting tab and browse the polls screen, and you can
then view the polls from past meetings.
In addition, Microsoft appears to be rolling out another update
that will improve the meeting experience for guests or those
who joined via a meeting link. After the update, users who
joined via a meeting link will be able to access chats, files,
etc when the meeting has ended.
Microsoft has also promised
support for multiple personal accounts in Teams,
noise-cancellation, praise badges, new together mode scenes,
and more. These new features will begin rolling out in the