Microsoft is working on a new feature for Teams. This will give meeting organizers the option to turn off the chat feature during meetings in Teams. This feature is in development and will arrive in November, according to the Microsoft 365 roadmap.
Distraction-free meetings in Microsoft Teams
As a reminder, the feature builds on the already popular “hard mute” feature in Microsoft Teams. Allow meeting organizers to mute all participants. The company listened to feedback from its users to implement the new meeting chat moderation settings.
The option is designed to allow meeting organizers to manage the ability of participants to chat before, during, and after a team meeting. Once the change starts to take effect, the meeting organizer will be able to set the “Allow meeting chat” option in the meeting options to On, Off, or only during the meeting.
In today’s age where remote working has taken over, meeting conversation in Teams can be quite “active” in large meetings. As the session continues, there are a few important points that can generate a lot of discussion. In fact, Microsoft wants to fix this problem by 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.