Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) introduced a new feature for Microsoft Teams called Together Mode, which will give it an edge over whacky Zoom background. Equally, the company is fixing a chrome flaw in Windows 10 by modifying how the notification works.
Microsoft Teams has new features
The Together Mode feature lets Teams use AI to digitally put users in a shared background with the rest of the co-workers. Up to 49 users can be put in a shared background, making them feel like they are in the same room despite holding the meeting remotely. According to CNET’s Scott Stein, the feature offers a virtual reality experience.
Most importantly, the feature lets users focus on body language and other users’ faces, thus making it easier pick nonverbal cues that usually get lost during virtual meetings. There are options for choosing different views of either a conference table or being in an auditorium. Microsoft indicated Together Mode will help reduce video meeting fatigue as it will make virtual meetings look real.
Microsoft is also introducing other features together with the Together Mode for Teams. For instance, they have introduced an emoji creating and hand-raising too, Cortana integration, transcription of meetings, and whiteboard support.
Microsoft fixes chrome flaw on Windows 10
The company is fixing the doubled up notification on Windows 10 that users experience when they get a notification from the Chrome browser. What is annoying with the notification is that when you click on the recent one, the browser doesn’t open the page where the notification came from.
On June 25, Microsoft incorporated code to the Chromium project. This was meant to ensure that the notifications will continue being stored in the Chrome browser after entering the action center. Essentially this is supposed to stop Windows 10 Action Centre from terminating the browser notification when showing its own. Microsoft has been working on the Chromium project since 2018 when it stopped using its web engine. So far, it has brought several benefits to Edge and Chrome, and the latest fix is a positive result of its open-source embrace.