Microsoft Teams to get new file sharing UI for PC, blur effect on Android

Microsoft Teams meeting

On Windows 10 and macOS, Microsoft Teams appears to be getting
a new file sharing UI to help you quickly discover your files.

In a roadmap update, Microsoft confirmed that it’s working
on a new interface for the in-meeting share feature. The
interface is being ‘redesigned’ to help presenters find their
content quickly and easily, but Microsoft hasn’t shared any
additional details about how this new UI works.

Microsoft says the new sharing experience is in development and
some users will get it in their desktop client later this
month. The rollout is expected to complete by April.

Microsoft Teams background blur for Android

On the other hand, Microsoft Teams for Android is finally
getting support for background blur, a feature that iOS and
desktop apps have had for some time. In a post on
its forum, Microsoft confirmed that background blur for video
calls will begin rolling out for Android phones and tablets
later this year.

For those unaware, the background blur feature in Teams uses a
bit of AI magic to identify the background and make you stand
out by blurring everything that’s behind you.

Using the optional blur effect, you can keep the focus on you
and not what’s behind you on your Android device. This feature
is handy when you have a messy background, or you simply want
to stay in focus.

The feature is currently in development and it’s unclear if it
will arrive in the first quarter of 2021. As of January 8, the
roadmap notes for Microsoft Teams app have not been updated to
reflect the upcoming background blur mode.

In addition to these improvements, Microsoft is also planning
to launch a
new dynamic view to enable interactive meeting experience
in March 2021.

With the new filing sharing UI, dynamic view and blur effect,
Microsoft Teams will improve your meeting experience,
especially when you’re presenting files.

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