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MC261530: Microsoft Teams: Chat bubbles

Chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65948.

MC261530: Microsoft Teams: Chat bubbles

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft Teams

Key points

  • Timing: we will roll this out beginning in mid-July and will be complete by late July.
  • Rollout: tenant level
  • Control type: user control
  • Action: Review and assess

How this will affect your organization

Chat has become a lively space for conversation and idea-sharing and offers an option for people to participate in the discussion without having to jump in verbally. But it can be challenging to pay attention to video feeds, presentations, and chats all at the same time.

With chat bubbles, meeting participants can follow the chat on the main screen of a meeting.

With chat bubbles, meeting participants can follow the chat on the main screen of a meeting.

This is the default on but users have the option to hide chat bubbles during a meeting from the ellipsis.

This is the default on but users have the option to hide chat bubbles during a meeting from the ellipsis.

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC261530Published: 11 June 2021
Updated: 25 June 2021

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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