What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams will soon have a low data mode.
- The feature could roll out as soon as this month, though that's subject to change.
- Low data mode will let people cap how much data they use during video calls.
Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular communication apps around, but using it on the go can be challenging if you have limited data or a weaker mobile data connection. An upcoming low data mode for Microsoft Teams will help people manage how much data they use during video calls (via OnMSFT).
Limiting the amount of data that apps and services use is a popular trend these days. Facebook is rolling out an Instagram Lite app to over 170 countries, and several other popular apps have lite versions.
Rather than having a dedicated lite version, Microsoft Teams will let people cap how much data they use during video calls.
The feature's description reads:
The Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab) says that the feature is in development and that it should roll out this month. That listed date is just a goal, though, not a guaranteed release date. It's normal to see features pushed back, so it could be some time before we see this feature generally available.
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 email@example.com.
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