What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams now supports apps built for meetings on iOS and Android.
- You can use Teams apps for meetings to integrate apps directly into meetings.
- Teams apps for meetings were initially announced in November 2020.
Microsoft Teams on iOS and Android now work with Teams apps built for meetings. This new feature allows people to directly integrate apps into a meeting while also letting them work with the app before and after a meeting. The same functionality was announced for desktop devices in November, and it's now on its way to mobile versions of Teams. Microsoft announced the new functionality in a Tech Community post (opens in new tab).
Teams supports several apps, including calendars, idea boards, polls, and more. Meeting organizers can add any app to a meeting. Attendees can then interact with an app before or after a meeting through a tab within Teams.
During a meeting, people can interact with the apps through a panel, such as people submitting answers to a poll.
While iOS and Android users can use Teams apps for meetings, they have to be set up by someone using Teams on a desktop. Microsoft notes that some apps have not been configured for mobile devices yet, so they aren't available at this time.
Using apps within Teams meetings appears to be a popular option. Microsoft recently rolled out the ability to use Teams apps in meetings with external users.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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