Explore the latest updates across Microsoft 365.
Compact chat list
The latest user-focused Teams update allows you to customise the density of your chat list. By selecting the condensed view you can increase the number of chats visible on screen. Quickly scan and prioritise conversations to respond to what is most important.
Access this by navigating to Settings > General > Chat density, then clicking the ‘Compact’ option.
Spatial audio in Teams meetings
This enhanced audio feature delivers a more immersive experience when using a wired stereo headset or built-in stereo speakers. It improves the audio presence in large group discussions, resulting in greater clarity and conversations that are easier to follow and understand.
Easily track and identify who is speaking when there are multiple participants. For example, if someone on the right-hand side of the video gallery is speaking, spatial audio is utilised to reproduce the sound from that direction. This creates a natural experience similar to an in-person meeting.
There are several ways to try out this capability. Activate in the pre-join meeting screen by selecting Device Settings > Speaker or navigate to Select More > Settings > Device settings during a meeting. In both scenarios, simply toggle the feature on and off.
Customised caption display
Personalise your Teams experience to meet your preferences with several new caption customisation options. Change the font size, font colour, caption panel height and whether it’s positioned on the top or bottom of your screen.
Microsoft have introduced the ability to review captions from the previous minute. This gives you the opportunity to catch up on information you missed or revisit a specific point, helping everyone stay engaged during the meeting.
When captions are enabled, open the Settings menu in the caption panel and click the ‘Caption settings’ button.
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