Skip to Content

MC314287: Walkie Talkie on iOS General Availability

With Walkie Talkie in Teams, employees can now securely communicate with a familiar push-to-talk (PTT) experience without needing to carry bulky radios. This native built-in app in Teams turns employee or company-owned iOS smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie, reducing the number of devices employees must carry and lowering costs for IT. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 80915.

Walkie Talkie, a push-to-talk experience that enables clear and secure voice communication over the cloud, enables teams to communicate instantly and always stay on the same page. This native built-in app in Teams turns employee or company-owned iOS smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie, reducing the number of devices employees must carry and lowering costs for IT.

MC314287: Walkie Talkie on iOS General Availability

When this will happen

Now available on the latest build in the Apple App Store.

How this will affect your organization

Customers with frontline workers may want the ability to speak and receive Walkie Talkie calls even when their phones are locked. With general availability, this experience is now possible using purpose-built bluetooth headsets from Blueparrott which include a dedicated PTT button for Walkie Talkie.Walkie Talkie is not pre-installed. To enable this feature for users in your organization, use the Teams Admin Center to include Walkie Talkie in the App Setup Policy assigned for users.

To enable this feature for users in your organization, use the Teams Admin Center to include Walkie Talkie in the App Setup Policy assigned for users.

What you need to do to prepare

Once enabled via App Setup Policy, Walkie Talkie will become available on the iOS app within 48 hours.

Message ID: MC314287
Published: 14 January 2022
Updated: 14 January 2022
#FeatureUpdate #UserImpact
Stay Informed

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

    Ads Blocker Image Powered by Code Help Pro

    Your Support Matters...

    We run an independent site that is committed to delivering valuable content, but it comes with its challenges. Many of our readers use ad blockers, causing our advertising revenue to decline. Unlike some websites, we have not implemented paywalls to restrict access. Your support can make a significant difference. If you find this website useful and choose to support us, it would greatly secure our future. We appreciate your help. If you are currently using an ad blocker, please consider disabling it for our site. Thank you for your understanding and support.