With Windows 11, Microsoft will be now integrating the Microsoft Teams chat feature into its Windows Taskbar.
Microsoft Teams chat feature is based upon Microsoft Teams desktop client and Microsoft is essentially expanding the Teams capability by introducing a dedicated button right next to your taskbar.
Those who are running the Windows 11 preview build will soon get the new chat feature within their Microsoft Teams desktop application. For accessing this feature, you have to be in the Windows Insider program’s Dev Channel. If you are involved in the A/B test, you will observe the new Teams chat icon once you reboot the system
At present, the Microsoft Teams chat feature is basic and users can just sign in, add contacts, and connect through individual and group chats, on clicking the Chat button, a compact mode of Microsoft Teams desktop client will open up.
Teams Chat app brings the following features:
- Chatting: To begin with chatting, you just need to click Chat icon( that you can find in the taskbar). You will the most recent group and individual conversatopm and will be able to receive or start a new call or chat.
- Notifications with inline replies: User can now reply directly to the messages from notification center.
- Users can now add non Team members through an email or phone number
- Automatically sync existing contacts
- Invite link: You can easily invite others to a video call or group chat
In the upcoming weeks, Microsoft is looking to enable advanced features like audio and video calls, meetings, screen sharing, and other capabilities.
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