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Microsoft Teams is about to get a life-saving live event restart feature

Microsoft Teams Note20 On Keyboard
Microsoft Teams Note20 On Keyboard (Image credit: Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Currently, if a problem ends your live event in Teams, there's no convenient way to restart it.
  • Restart functionality is coming to Teams to remedy that issue.
  • The feature is slated to arrive sometime in July.

Ever encounter a technical hiccup that results in a live event in Microsoft Teams meeting its premature demise? Of course you have; it's an all-too-common occurrence in the remote world we live in these days. Thankfully, Teams is getting a feature that'll prevent unexpected issues from spelling the end for live events.

As spotted by OnMSFT, Microsoft has added a Teams "restart live event" feature to its 365 roadmap (opens in new tab). Here's the feature's description: "Previously when a producer or presenter ran a live event, they were not able to restart it even if you accidentally ended it or if the event ran into an error. With this new feature, you will be able to restart your live event after you have ended it or if you have encountered a problem during it."

It's a feature seemingly custom-built to tackle technical-malfunction-induced headaches that so many people have had to deal with in remote work environments for ages now. Instead of having to schedule entirely new live events to get everyone back on the same page, now you'll be able to hit restart and resume as though nothing had happened in the first place.

The feature is listed as being in development, with an expected July 2021 release date.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.