Microsoft will roll out a new feature for Microsoft Teams by the end of the year. And it will make it easier for users to add new members to group chats, according to a listing on the company’s roadmap (opens in new tab).
The description reads: “Add new participants to the chat with @mention, eliminating the need to navigate to the add dialog.”
However, less IT-savvy workers may be less excited about the news, not realizing that an @mention has added them to a new group, potentially missing out on crucial information.
Teams group chats
This shake-up makes adding new chat members even easier, which is perfect for companies with multiple chat channels, as well as for onboarding new staff.
Overall, the streamlined process should improve chat efficiency, making online collaboration with colleagues easier.
The description continues: “When adding a new participant, you can decide how much of the chat history to share,” which can be helpful in protecting sensitive information.
Microsoft expects to roll out this update in December 2022, but for now it appears it is still developing and testing the method.
In an effort to maintain its position against a host of Microsoft Teams alternatives, the company regularly updates Teams and shares bite-sized and sometimes cryptic clues on its roadmap.
Also slated for a December 2022 launch, users will soon be able to remove conversation threads from their view to help them maintain clarity.