Microsoft Teams fixes this small but super annoying quirk

Microsoft Teams fixes this small but super annoying quirk

One of the most irritating little flaws in Microsoft Teams will soon be fixed thanks to a new update.

The video conferencing service has long allowed users to "raise their hand" during a call if they want to join or suggest something to the conversation, without interrupting the person speaking.

However, if not properly addressed, "Raised Hands" on a Microsoft Teams call will stay up until the meeting is over, proving a potential nightmare for those trying to find out who spoke when and who is still waiting. su turno.

Microsoft Teams raise your hand

Now, though, those of us who like our Microsoft Teams meetings to be tidy can relax, as the company is working on a new feature that will automatically lower a user's raised hand after they've spoken.

In the future, the program may prompt users to lower their raised hand after Teams detects that they have spoken during the meeting.

If the user takes no action on the suggestion notification, Teams will automatically be removed after a certain amount of time. They may also choose to keep their hand up, for example, if they have a follow-up question.

In its update to the official Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in a new tab), Microsoft says the move will reduce the number of "stale" raised hands in meetings, noting that it "should ensure more fluidity in meetings." meetings for organizers and presenters". "

The update is still listed as "in development" at this time, with an expected availability date of March 2023, so users won't have to wait too long. Upon release, the feature will initially be available for Mac and Windows desktop users.

The news could be particularly useful for those calling with a large number of participants, especially as Microsoft Teams recently revealed that it's working on a "Large Interactive Gallery" update, which means your calls will now include streams from more people, which which will allow users to view up to 49 video participants at a time.