Microsoft has introduced an improved feature for its free version of Microsoft Teams that simplifies joining a meeting with a meeting ID and passcode. Detailed by Miikka Oksanen in a recent blog post, the update enables users to access meetings more conveniently on both desktop and mobile devices.
Desktop and Web Access
For users who have signed into Teams with their personal Microsoft account on their computer or browser, they can now join a meeting with a meeting ID and passcode by simply switching to the Calendar tab, followed by clicking the ‘Join with an ID’ button.
Once clicked, users can input the meeting ID and passcode they have received. After providing these details, a click on ‘Join meeting’ will immediately connect users to the specified meeting.
For users who do not have the Teams app installed on their computers, the same functionality is accessible via the Microsoft Teams Meeting by ID website.
The Teams mobile app now also provides support for joining meetings with a meeting ID and passcode. Users who are not signed into the Teams mobile app can select ‘Join a meeting’ after opening the app, enter their name, meeting ID, and passcode, and tap the ‘Join meeting’ button to connect.
For those who are signed into the Teams mobile app with their personal Microsoft account, they can tap their profile picture, select Calendar, and then tap the ‘Meet’ button. This will allow them to enter the meeting ID and passcode they received, and tapping ‘Join meeting’ connects them to the meeting.
Community Announcements Feature
Apart from the aforementioned enhancements, the free version of Microsoft Teams also introduced a feature that uses Microsoft Designer for creating community announcements. This feature specifically targets users of Windows 11, allowing them to quickly create visually appealing banner images for community announcements.
User Feedback and Suggestions
Microsoft Teams encourages users to actively participate in the feedback program to enhance the platform’s features and overall user experience. Users can report bugs and glitches using the in-app form, including diagnostic logs and screenshots to help the team investigate reported issues.
For suggestions regarding new features or modifications to existing ones, users can vote and submit ideas on the Microsoft Teams (free) Feedback Portal. They can also create posts on the Microsoft Tech Community. Furthermore, users can sign up for a user panel to connect directly with the product team, assisting in making Teams (free) better.
This update aligns with Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to streamline user experience and make the Teams platform more efficient and user-friendly, responding directly to user feedback and needs. As Microsoft continues to refine and expand its Teams functionalities, users can look forward to even more enhancements in the near future.