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It just got easier to add a list of people to a scheduled Microsoft Teams meeting

Microsoft Teams Android Install Store
Microsoft Teams Android Install Store (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams has an update for iOS and Android.
  • The update brings several new features, including the option to invite distribution lists to scheduled meetings.
  • Teams also received an update on desktop this week that brings support for merging calls.

Microsoft Teams on iOS and Android each have a new update this week. The updates bring several new features to the apps, including the ability to invite distribution lists and Modern Groups to scheduled Teams meetings. The Android update began rolling out on April 21, while the iOS update became available today.

Here's what's new for the Android version of Teams:

  • Join meetings as a view-only attendee when the meeting reaches max capacity.
  • Invite distribution lists and Modern Groups to Teams meetings by typing their name in the participant section.

The Teams changelog on the App Store outlines what's new on iOS:

  • View, pin, and manage the pinned chats
  • Express yourself in more ways with the newest set of emojis
  • Invite distribution lists and Modern Groups when you schedule a meeting
  • Change your background in calls or meetings. Choose from a list or upload your own

It's been a solid week for new features for Teams. Earlier this week, Microsoft rolled out an update to Teams for desktop that adds support for merging calls.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.