Microsoft is working on a new feature for Teams. This will give meeting organizers the ability to mute chat functionality during meetings in Teams. This feature is in development and will arrive in November, according to the roadmap of Microsoft 365.
Distraction-free meetings in Microsoft Teams
As a reminder, the feature builds on the already popular feature «hard mute» in Microsoft Teams. Allowing meeting organizers mute the audio of all attendees. The company has listened to feedback from its users to implement the new meeting chat moderation settings.
The option is designed to allow meeting organizers manage participants’ ability to chat before, during and after a team meeting. Once the change begins rolling out, the meeting organizer will be able to set the option “Allow meeting chat” within the meeting options on On, Off or only during the meeting.
In today’s era, where remote work has taken over, the conversation during a meeting in Teams can be quite “Active” in large gatherings. As the session continues, a couple of important points can generate a lot of discussion. In fact, Microsoft wants to fix this problem updating the meeting options. This feature is very useful for organizers to focus on the work at hand without being distracted by messages from their team.