What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams will soon allow people to join meetings with a digital code.
- Joining meetings with codes is a popular feature for Zoom.
- The feature could arrive as soon as May 2021, though that's subject to change.
Microsoft Teams will soon have another option for joining meetings. According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab), people will soon be able to join Teams meetings by entering a digital code. This mimics a popular feature from Zoom that makes it incredibly easy to jump into a meeting.
Microsoft also outlined the upcoming feature in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center (via OnMSFT). According to the announcement, the feature will work on Teams on desktops, mobile devices, and the web.
Microsoft's announcement states:
Teams already allows people to share a meeting by sending a link or inviting people directly, but the option to use codes is a welcome addition.
Support for joining meetings with codes could roll out as soon as May 2021, but that's always subject to change. The Microsoft 365 roadmap is a guideline to what features are on the way, not a firm set of launch dates.
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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How about, Microsoft Teams will adopt Zoom feature to make it easier to join meetings. Good ideas are good ideas.
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