Thursday, August 18

Microsoft Viva Engage: what’s new in Teams for chatting | Digital Trends Spanish


microsoft teams is getting a new Snapchat-like feature called “Video Clip.” The new feature allows you to record, send and view short videos via Microsoft Teamsand deliver your message at the touch of a button.

Messages can also be played at your convenience.

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Announced during the annual conference Inspire by Microsoft, Video Clip builds on existing features like Front Row and Together Mode and is designed to help make hybrid work a little more immersive. Or, as Microsoft puts it, helping people work “synchronously and asynchronously.” Basically, that means they’re designed to make your chats more immersive, as you’ll see the person on the other end of the message, rather than just reading messages.

Microsoft was unclear on when Video Clip would be released in Teams, but they did provide us with a demo showing the feature in action. When the feature is ready for you, you’ll be able to click a new video camera icon at the bottom of a one-on-one chat to open the camera in Teams. You can then press a record button. Messages in the demo are limited to one minute, and then you can click the “Review” button to play or edit parts of the message before you send it.

But that’s just one thing that’s coming to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft is also working on Excel Live. This builds on Live Share in Teams, which was previously announced at the company’s Build Developer Conference. Excel Live lets people collaborate on workbooks in real time during Teams meetings.

Microsoft Inspire also saw the expansion of Microsoft Viva with Viva Engage, a new app in Teams to help build community and connection. Bring consumer-like social media into the workplace to help build engagement. Microsoft Storyline and Stories dovetails with that, letting you share experiences, celebrate milestones, and follow along with your favorite colleagues.

Rounding out the list of Teams features announced during Inspire is collaborative annotations. This feature will allow all meeting participants to draw, write, and react on content shared in a meeting. This feature is now generally available as it works with Microsoft Whiteboard.

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