Tech giant, Microsoft is reportedly set to launch a new feature for its Microsoft Teams platform. With this new feature, Teams users will now be able to create spur-of-the-moment meetings without any hassle.
Based on an entry in Microsoft’s product road map, a new update for Teams will come with the ability to set up instant “Meet Now” links, a feature that will enable users to launch directly into a session.
This new feature from Microsoft is very similar to what we have already seen on Google Meet. Thanks to this new feature, Teams users can now easily bypass the admin handling and creating a calendar entry for a meeting (i.e selecting attendees and filling out respective time and dates)
With this new update for teams, a quick meeting link can now be created, distributed through various Teams channels and chats and individuals can simply click the link to join a meeting.
Although the new feature is still currently in the works, it is believed that Microsoft will start rolling it out to users by the end of this month.
Microsoft Teams and the latest update
With video conferencing enjoying massive patronage among professional organizations especially during the pandemic, any update that will drastically cut down the bureaucracy that goes into organizing meeting sessions will no doubt be a welcome development.
While setting up a full-fledged calendar marker is still super important, especially if you’re dealing with a larger number of attendees or the meeting is scheduled to take place for several days in a roll, we have no doubt that the new Meet Now feature from Microsoft Teams is perfect for quick check-ins.
Besides this instant meeting option, there are reports that Microsoft is also working to streaminline the process of joing meeting sessions via the company’s email service, Outlook.
There is no doubt that the current process is unnecessarily long and requires users to join the meeting link via their web browser, which then automatically powers up the Team Desktop client. Also, the long process will also require you to grant confirmation.
Thankfully, Microsoft is set to remove all these unnecessary bottlenecks by creating a simple join meeting button, which will allow users to launch straight into a call directly from their Outlook window.