Microsoft Teams was launched five years ago and already more than 270 million people worldwide use this video conferencing tool for teleworking. Growth has skyrocketed in the last two years as a result of hybrid work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Just one year ago, it had 145 million users.
The use of emojis in Microsoft Teams has grown 32%
In recent weeks, Microsoft has introduced some new features in Microsoft 365 and some of them directly affect Teams, such as encryption of calls and video calls. Along with this, perhaps the most striking one is the launch of 3D emojiswhich will make it possible to communicate in a more nuanced and lighthearted way during meetings.
Microsoft even allows to choose the skin color of the new emoji. According to the company, the use of this type of icons during the work meetings has grown 32% in the last months, and for that reason they have decided to launch this update and new three-dimensional emojis.
Along with this launch, Microsoft has announced that in the second quarter of the year it will incorporate real-time translation, which will allow interpreters to convert live what the speaker is saying into other languages. Listeners will be able to select the language channel in which they want to hear what the speaker is saying.
The meeting administrator will be able to select up to 16 different interpreters and languages during their meeting. During the broadcast, attendees will hear the original audio in a low voice, while the translator’s audio will be heard in the foreground, much louder.
On the other hand, Microsoft is integrating the cameo and Recording Studio features of PowerPointwhich also affects the way Teams is used in this tool. Until now the two functions were separate but now they will become one.
Recall that Cameo allows you to put the Teams camera live on a PowerPoint slide, while Recording Studio allows you to record the presentation so that users can view it whenever they want by clicking on the PowerPoint presentation.