Since its launch in 2016, Microsoft Teams has been the ultimate messaging app for most organizations. The app helps in the workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, and file and app sharing. Online meetings are one of the fascinating features of the app as it offers an excellent team space for making creative decisions and communicating with one another.
However, it seems the American tech giant is now working on a new feature for Teams users on Windows and Mac to enable them to create offline meetings from within the app. As reported by Neowin, Microsoft’s Teams users will soon be able to set up calendar events for things like personal appointments, lunch break slots, and a lot more.
Creating Offline Meetings on Microsoft’s Teams
Although Microsoft hasn’t provided many specifics about how the functionality would work, it might be rather similar to the process of setting up offline calendar events in Outlook. Presently, one cannot directly schedule offline meetings from the Teams calendar. A meeting link is generated each time you create a meeting in Teams. In a few months, you will be able to alter this aspect.
Users of Teams must disable the “online toggle” to set up an offline conference, as stated by Microsoft. And Teams won’t create an online meeting connection for you when you do. There won’t be any chat threads or other online meeting artifacts in these offline Teams meetings.
As it stands, the exact rolling-out date has not been announced yet. However, according to the Microsoft 365 roadmap page, the software giant is planning to roll out the offline meetings functionality for Teams in May. Although the rollout may be delayed if anything doesn’t go as planned; the release timeline is only a guideline.
As a matter of fact, it is also important to note that Microsoft promised to provide another new feature to Teams in May by making the 3×3 grid view the web’s default configuration. Thus, stay connected with TechGenyz for more tech news.