Microsoft Teams devices with touch screens now support Walkie-Talkie functionality

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft recently rolled out a handful of new features to Teams devices, including Walkie-Talkie support for Teams phones with touch screens.
  • Teams conference phones that use portrait mode should now deliver a better meeting experience.
  • Microsoft also rolled bug fixes and general improvements to Teams phones with its latest updates.

Microsoft just rolled out an update for Teams phones that brings devices to version 1449/1.0.94.2022020202. The update adds new features for several devices and improves the meeting experience for Teams phones with a portrait orientation. Teams phones with touch screens can now use Walkie-Talkie functionality. Handling calls, held calls, and parked calls should also be improved on Teams phones with touch screens.

Here's everything that's new for Teams devices:

  • Teams phones with touch screen now have instant push-to-talk communication via our new Walkie-Talkie feature.
  • Teams phones with touch screen improvements for multiple incoming, held calls, and parked calls.
  • Teams conference phones in portrait mode updates for better meeting experience.
  • Performance enhancements addressing screen navigation and sidecar issues.
  • Bug fixes addressing Teams android devices showing as offline in Teams Admin Center.
  • Bug fix to address held calls when placing the handset back in the cradle.
  • Known issues with ongoing calls when Walkie-Talkie calls interrupt.

If you're looking to upgrade the Teams device that you or your organization uses, Microsoft recently launched a device trade-in program.

If you use Teams on a mobile device, desktop, or the web, make sure to catch up on everything that Microsoft rolled out for Teams in January 2022.

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Microsoft just rolled out an update for Teams devices. Teams phones with touch screens can now use the Walkie-Talkie feature in Teams and the meeting experience for devices with screens in portrait mode has been improved.

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