Microsoft Team Calls are Getting End-to-End Encryption in July

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Lately, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Teams is receiving better security and privacy next month as the tech giant announced that its video meeting app is receiving end-to-end encrypted 1:1 voice calls.

Though the latest version of Microsoft Teams already encrypts data at their server and while it’s in transit, it enables admins to configure automatic recording and transcription of voice calls.

Because of this reason, Microsoft Teams calls aren’t ideal for sharing confidential information that should remain private between two individuals.

Microsoft said, starting in July, Microsoft Teams is getting end-to-end encryption for 1:1 VoIP calls so that their discussions stay completely secret.

Yesterday, Microsoft revealed in its Microsoft 365 roadmap that Teams will support an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for Adhoc 1:1 Teams VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls, providing an additional option for conducting secret/confidential online conversations.

Microsoft states that they will let Microsoft Teams admins configure who has the access to this feature to support their particular organization’s security and compliance policies.

According to a report by MSPoweruser, this feature can be approved by Microsoft Teams administrators for particular users or the whole organization. Then, users can enable the end-to-end encryption by activating the ‘end-to-end encrypted calls’ setting option which you can find under Settings Privacy.

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Microsoft Teams End-to-end encrypted calls setting (Source: MSPoweruser)

While the end-to-end encryption is enabled, some specific Microsoft Teams features like recording and transcription will more be available to admins. This move by Microsoft will allow users to have safe and secret end-to-end encrypted communication.

Additionally, this feature will benefit the video meeting app users as it allows sharing of sensitive data like passwords, bank accounts, or other confidential information without any fear that they will be stored in recordings.

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