Microsoft Teams to get chat bubbles, paging support on Windows 10, macOS

Microsoft Teams for Windows 10

When Microsoft Teams was originally announced, it was
positioned as a workplace collaboration tool to compete with
platforms like Slack. Today, Microsoft Teams has evolved into a
place where you can communicate as you do on Discord, WhatsApp,
and the company hopes that the platform can be optimized for
consumers too.

In the latest effort to improve Teams chat experience,
Microsoft is introducing a new feature called “chat bubbles” –
a feature that will be familiar to Messenger or WhatsApp users.

On your mobile, when you receive a new message, a chat bubble
(a floating notification alert) appears on the screen and it
stays on top of anything else you’re doing on the screen for a
few seconds. Microsoft is trying to recreate that experience on
Windows 10 and macOS by enabling support for new chat bubbles
in Teams.

Microsoft Teams chat bubbles

As you can see in the above screenshot, Microsoft Teams chat
bubbles will appear on the main screen of a meeting and it will
help participants easily follow the chat. Currently, users need
to open the chat window on the right side of the app and scroll
through the conversation history to find the latest message.

With chat bubbles, chats will surface on the screens of
all meeting participants and it will allow users to participate
in the discussion without having to switch to the current chat
screen. This feature will make “chat more central to the
conversation,” Microsoft said.

Of course, you can always turn off the bubbles if you don’t
like the idea.

Teams chat bubbles

The chat bubbles feature will begin rolling out in mid-July and
it would become available for everyone by the end of the month.

Paging on Large Gallery in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams large gallery mode currently allows you to have
up to 49 videos on the screen. To help users view up to 98
videos on the screen, Microsoft is introducing support for
paging in Teams.

In the current Large Gallery view, when you’ve more than 49
videos, you can soon use the “paging” feature i.e navigation
controls < and > to view the video of other participants.

Microsoft Teams paging

The navigation controls will appear below the Large Gallery and
users can click on the buttons to view or engage with more
video participants.

This feature will also begin rolling out to users in the coming
weeks. If you can’t wait, you can always subscribe to the
Microsoft Teams preview program and start testing the
experimental improvements.

In addition to these quality improvements,
Microsoft Teams also appears to be getting support for new
presenter modes including reporter mode, improved large
gallery on mobile, and more.

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