Microsoft continues to introduce small but useful new features to its Teams online meeting service. Today, the company revealed that those with access to the public preview version of Teams can try out the new zoom controls when meeting participants are interacting with content in Screen Share.
Microsoft’s blog post states:
Previously, meeting participants could only zoom using the pinch-to-zoom gesture on the trackpad or other shortcuts. Now, you can use the newly available buttons to zoom in, zoom out, and restore the incoming screen share to its original size.
This will be very helpful for meeting participants who need to view content such as Excel spreadsheets via screen share but need to zoom in to see text and content that is usually too small to see, here Even on large monitors.
If turned on by your IT admin. Show preview properties. With the Microsoft Teams option, you’ll be able to check out the Zoom controls on Windows, Mac or Web Teams platforms. There’s no word on when this feature will become generally available.
Microsoft is adding new features to Teams on a regular basis. Currently, all users can now access the new Avatar feature, which lets people join meetings in various virtual forms. The public preview version also recently added features like Shuffle to place attendees in random meeting rooms. It also added a way to customize captions with different fonts and colors, among other things.
Microsoft is also getting ready to release the new “Teams 2.0” for Windows that was launched in preview version in March. This week, Anupam Patnaik, Microsoft’s product lead for Teams, confirmed in a podcast interview that the new Teams will become the default for Windows users sometime in 2023. It will also launch for Mac and web users later this year. .