Microsoft continues to complete the Teams platform amid growing competition with Zoom and Google’s Meet. Now, there are announcements that the company will roll out a new feature which aims to ease the ability to make presentations during video calls or live event.
This new feature will be called Dynamic View and it will allow a user to share content side-by-side with others. It will be launched in the next couple of months.
This feature will be useful for users who want to make a presentation, play a video for reference, and present reports. As things stand now, Teams will show smaller icons of participants when someone wants to share their screen or presenting something.
Now, with this update, the gallery view will automatically re-arrange itself for a better viewing experience. Also, users will have the option to personalise this view, as per a report by The Verge.
Also, apart from the side-by-side presentation, Microsoft Teams will see active speakers as well as participants who have raised their hands. It will also allow users to pin a specific point. Now, it should be mentioned here that Microsoft had announced some of these features in July last year.
Just last month Microsoft rolled out holiday-themed Together Mode scenes as well as custom backgrounds.
This is how to use this feature: Open Teams meeting > select Together mode from the drop-down menu > click the small pencil in the left-hand corner of the screen > choose a scene.
Microsoft has also introduced a new set of features which will improve the meeting experience for users on the Teams platform.
With this, ‘virtual breakout rooms’ feature, meeting organisers will be able to split meeting participants into sub-groups to enable discussions. And, organisers will be able to create up to 50 breakout rooms in a Teams meeting or a Teams channel meeting, and with this, participants will be able to either manually or automatically be assigned to the sub-groups.