Microsoft Teams added a free all-day video and voice call option, available on platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet. The free service will help users establish contact with up to 300 participants in up to 24 hours. Microsoft announced this new statement a few days after Teams competitor Zoom announced that it would temporarily cancel the 40-minute meeting time limit on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to free calls throughout the day, Microsoft Teams also has an update feature that can group chat with up to 250 people, and can view 49 members at the same time in a virtual conversation.

According to The Verge, Microsoft Teams will attract Zoom users by launching a new all-day video call option. The company confirmed this development through a blog post.

The company said: “To help you stay in touch in the coming months, you will be able to meet up to 300 participants for 24 hours, until you specify otherwise.”

Users can join virtual calls on Microsoft Teams without the need for a Microsoft account or Teams app. Hosts on Microsoft Teams can invite individuals through links that can be accessed directly from a web browser. This feature is similar to Zoom, Google Meet and other similar video conferencing platforms.

Microsoft also updated Teams to enable it to start communicating with teams of up to 250 people at a time. The application can also seamlessly synchronize the existing chat history between the phone and the computer.

In order to make the experience look very similar to Zoom, Zoom has displayed 49 members in one window, and the Microsoft Teams desktop and web applications have added support for viewing 49 friends or family members in the gallery view or through the “common mode” function. . Launched in June to reduce fatigue.

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Microsoft has also brought support to upload and share photos and videos directly from the computer through any personal chat or group chat. In addition, Teams desktop and web applications can choose to let professionals add their personal accounts and chat or call their friends and family.

In addition to the changes planned for desktop users, Microsoft has also updated the Teams mobile app with a feature that allows users to communicate with contacts who have not installed the app on their phones. The recipient will get the message via SMS. They will also be able to respond to these messages like normal SMS. In addition, SMS participants will also receive a link to download the Teams app on their mobile phones.

Microsoft initially provided SMS support for the Teams application in preview versions for US and Canadian users. The application can also choose to add group events in chats to the device’s calendar, receive task and location updates in the event feed, and add photos to the personal safe.

The Teams app for Android and iOS can also choose to let your loved ones receive automatic location alerts when you leave or arrive at a designated location. The app also added a location sharing feature earlier this year.

In October, CEO Satya Nadella (Satya Nadella) announced that the Microsoft team has more than 115 million daily active users. The platform was originally designed as a corporate communication solution. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic that keeps all of us indoors, this Redmond company is transforming Microsoft Teams into a one-stop solution for end users while providing compelling options for corporate customers .

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