Thousands of people requested for Microsoft Teams to gain the ability to disable chats within meetings. Microsoft has responded and rolled out the feature to Teams. Now, people can enable or disable chat on a per-meeting basis. A Microsoft engineer explains the feature in a Teams feedback forum (via ZDNet).
“Please allow meeting organizer to temporarily disable chat during a meeting,” asked the original piece of feedback. Adding, “We often have people so focused on the chat, they don’t pay any attention to the actual meeting. We’d love to be able to turn off chat at the beginning of the meeting, and then turn it back on at an appropriate point.”
A Microsoft engineer confirmed that the feature is now avaialble, and shared a link to a Microsoft support page.
The page explains that there are three options for chats during meetings:
- Enabled (default): Attendees can chat before, during, and after the meeting.
- Disabled: No one, including the organizer, can send chat messages.
- During the meeting only: Attendees can chat during the meeting. The organizer can send messages at any time.
To swap between these settings, use the option next to Allow meeting chat.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
This post was written by Sean Endicott and was first posted to WindowsCentral
Do you find this article helpful? Your Friend might too. So, please Share it with them using the Share button above.
Will you like to get notified when I post new updates? Then Follow me on any of my social media handles: Google News, Telegram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.
You can also drop your email address below if you wish to be notified by mail.