Microsoft Teams will soon use AI to suggest replies in chats on desktop

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams will soon support suggested replies in chats.
  • The communication app will use artificial intelligence to suggest replies based on previous messages.
  • Up to three recommended responses will appear as options to choose from.

Microsoft Teams will soon support AI-powered suggested replies within chats. According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the communication platform will have the option to show up to three suggested replies based on the context of previous messages. Similar functionality is already available in some of Microsoft's other apps, such as Word and Outlook.

Here's the description of the feature from the Microsoft 365 roadmap:

Suggested replies in Teams chat uses assistive AI to create short responses based on the context of the previous message. Suggested replies presents users with up to three recommended responses to choose from.

Specifically, suggested replies are on their way to the desktop version of Teams. The mobile versions of Microsoft Teams already support suggested replies.

The new feature for Teams could arrive as soon as April 2022, but that isn't a firm release date. The Microsoft 365 roadmap shows goals for general availability but its dates are always subject to change.

If you're interested in features for Teams that are already available rather than those that are on the way, you can check out Microsoft suggestions for how to have a perfect virtual meeting.

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