What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams now supports emoji reactions on Android.
  • Android users can now view announcement posts in channels.
  • Private teams can now choose if they are discoverable through search.

Microsoft Teams for Android received several new features in its latest update, including emoji reaction support, improved search, and more. Emoji reactions came to Microsoft Teams as a platform last month, and are now available for Android users.

The latest update of Microsoft Teams for Android also brings an improved search experience that shows all results in a single view. Additionally, users can view announcement posts in channels. The complete changelog breaks down all the changes.

  • React on messages with emojis to express love, surprise, and more
  • Improved search experience shows all result types in a single view
  • View announcement posts in channels
  • Choose whether or not your private team should be discoverable in search results
  • Improvements to @mention suggestions
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

The last major feature addition is that Microsoft Teams users can now choose whether their private team is discoverable in search results.

The update is available through the Google Play Store.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to collaborate with colleagues, upload files, send messages, and chat through video. It integrates with Office 365 and several other services.

Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love

Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.

VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)

This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.

Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)

Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.

Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)

This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.

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