Microsoft is looking to add an interactive question and answer feature for webinars and meetings on its Teams platform.
The addition to the video conferencing platform should bring more collaboration and interactivity to Teams calls.
The feature is still in development, with the Microsoft 365 roadmap indicating an expected general availability date of July 2022.
The company announced the Q&A feature through its official Microsoft 365 roadmap page, which stated, “By enabling Q&A for all webinars or Teams meetings through Meeting Options.
“Meeting organizers will be able to create a moderated or unmoderated Q&A experience.”
When launched, the feature will be available to users worldwide across desktop, web, mobile, Android, and iOS.
The Q&A feature is the latest addition to Microsoft Teams which aims to make the platform more interactive and accessible.
According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, other features coming in July include “Share with Teams” which allows users to share URLs of an app or personal tab with other users or groups within of Teams.
A mute/unmuted status icon is also configured to be added to ensure that room users are aware of the room’s mute status.
In the June 2022 updateMicrosoft has added a multilingual meeting invitation control to allow administrators to view information contained in meeting invitations in up to two languages.
A multitasking panel has also been added to the Teams mobile experience for iPad users to enable in-meeting chats, faster list views, and other features.
Live captions and transcription are now available in 27 languages for web users in Teams meetings, with users able to see the speaker simultaneously when captions and transcripts are generated.
Along with the confirmed features, rumors have surfaced that Microsoft is reportedly looking to add games for the appointment participants to play against each other.
According to sources at The Verge, simple classics like Solitaire, Minesweeper and Wordament could be added to the video conferencing platform.
Despite the rumors, Microsoft declined to officially answer questions about their integration.