Microsoft Teams is getting a new and one of the most wanted features – Blocking attendee’s video feed. The organizers have long been asked who wanted to stay focused on their presentations and sometimes get distracted by undesirable videos from attendees. Further, a new PowerPoint Live feature is coming in to let users present a PPT without uploading.
New Features in Microsoft Teams
As Microsoft Teams is one of the critical software for IT people amidst the pandemic, it’s the job of Microsoft too to make it flexible and more productive. In this case, the maker is adding a new feature that’s been asked by hosts for a long time – blocking the attendee’s video feed.
This is important, at least to few people, who wanted to explain a presentation without any distractions. There are cases where attendees accidentally switch on their video and do some undesirable stuff. While some can be ignored, some are significantly distracting. Thus, to avoid such incidents from happening, Microsoft brings this feature.
This was revealed by Microsoft Teams engineer Alex in a forum as “We are excited to announce we will soon be releasing the ability to disable all attendee videos, and the ability to disable a single attendee video.”
This feature will allow hosts to turn off a single attendee’s video or all of them at once. It’s coming to Microsoft Teams on Windows, macOS, Android to the iOS client by this month-end. Apart from this, Microsoft is also bringing a PowerPoint Live feature to the Teams, where hosts no longer need to upload their PPT files for presentation.
Instead, they can open the PowerPoint file in regular Office docs and check for the Present in Teams button for seamless presentation of the file. This integration is possible if you have the files in one Microsoft account – used for both Teams and the Office suite.