Save Yourself from Embarrassing Video Call Interruptions with this new Teams feature

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Imagine you’re on a crucial video call with a client, presenting your latest project updates without a hitch. Suddenly, a notification pops up: your spouse is having a live breakdown over the chaos your child caused at school this morning, or worse, a reminder from the gym that says “Hey! We haven’t seen you in awhile!”

Awkward, right?

We’ve all faced the challenge of keeping our professionalism intact during video calls. Thankfully, Microsoft is developing a solution that could spare us from these uncomfortable moments.

How Will It Work?

Microsoft is working on a new feature for Teams that allows you to hide specific apps during video calls. This means no more worrying about intrusive notifications or embarrassing interruptions while doing a screen share. You can maintain your confidence without fear of distractions.

Unlike current methods that only minimize apps to the taskbar, this new feature will completely hide them from view. This ensures that no unexpected notifications or messages will appear on your screen during your call, keeping you in the zone and free from interruptions.

But wait, there’s more!

Beyond saving you from embarrassment, this feature could also enhance your device’s performance. By keeping non-essential apps hidden and running in the background, you can free up valuable computing resources, leading to smoother and more efficient video calls.

Finally, if you’ve ever scrambled to close apps and browser windows to ensure a smooth video call, this feature could put an end to that hassle. With Microsoft’s new solution, you can concentrate on your call without technical hiccups or unwanted distractions.

Cool, when can I try it?

While this feature is still in development, we’re eager to see its official release. We’ll be monitoring Microsoft’s 365 roadmap closely for any updates and will keep you informed as more details emerge (expect an update within the next month or two).

We’re Here to Help

In the meantime, if you need assistance in optimizing your video call setup, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team is here to help ensure your business communications are smooth and interruption-free.

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