Teams | Fall 2020 Feature Updates!

Check out the new features in Teams for Fall 2020! (Page viewed best in Chrome). Thanks to Lindsey Spilman for the tips and tricks!

How do I get the new features below?

It's easy to get these new features (Just make sure Teams is already running). 
  1. Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner.

  2. Select Settings

    Screen Shot of Steps 1 and 2 to get the new features

  3. Checkmark the bottom box, Turn on new meeting experience...

    Screen shot of Step 3 to get new features

  4. Right click on on your Teams icon in the task bar at the bottom of your desktop

  5. Select Quit -- PLEASE NOTE - you must do this step, not just click on the "X' in the top right corner.

    Screen Shot of steps 4 and 5 to get the new features

Meetings now open in a new window!

The old way, when you opened a meeting it would stay inside the Teams window, making it difficult to access chats and other Teams Features:

Screen Shot of old way to access Teams meetings

NOW, the meeting opens into a new window, giving you easy access to other features in Teams.

Screen shot of Teams meetings in new window

Meeting controls are in a new place!

Previously, you had to hover over your current meeting windows to get the controls to appear.

Screen shot of old controls

NOW! the controls stay docked at the top of the meeting window, up and out of the way!

Screen shot of new control location

Check out the new views!  Standard Gallery, Large Gallery & Together Mode!

There are lots of new ways to view nearly EVERYONE in your meeting!

STANDARD GALLERY (Up to 9 participants, a 3x3 grid)

LARGE GALLERY   (Up to 49 participants, a 7x7 grid)

Screen shot of standard and gallergy views

TOGETHER VIEW (Put everyone in a auditorium style view!)

Screen shot of together mode

Access these views by clicking on the three dots (ellipses) at the top of the meeting and select your preferred view

Screen Shot of how to access these views

New ways to end meetings!

Previously you could only leave a meeting - now you have options to just leave the meeting or End the meeting for all participants.

Screen shot to end meetings

Use focus mode during meeting presentations!

Focus Mode can temporarily remove participants from your view so you can focus on presenting and not getting distracted by what others are doing.  Click on the three dots (ellipses) at the top of the meeting!

Screen Shot of Focus Mode in Teams

Go back to the Main Teams page

Keywords:teams, new, features, updates, lindsey, spilman, together, group, large, chat, share, window, settings, meetings, leve   Doc ID:104981
Owner:Brent S.Group:Fox Valley Technical College
Created:2020-08-16 20:26 CSTUpdated:2020-08-16 21:54 CST
Sites:Fox Valley Technical College
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