Microsoft has some good news for its Microsoft Teams users. Microsoft has announced some new features to its very own meeting app which includes a new and improved audio and video experience.

Microsoft Team is now ready to support echo cancellation, de-reverberation, background noise suppression, brightness, and focus filters, and many more other features.

Audio features

If we talk about the features, Microsoft Teams now supports echo cancellation, which solves a problem faced by many its users during meeting calls. With the updated Microsoft Teams, users  can now cancel the echo without suppressing speech or inhibiting the ability of multiple parties to simultaneously speak.

Alongside with the echo cancellation feature, Microsoft now brings new updated to its noise cancellation feature. The new and improved noise cancellation feature is now backed by machine learning-based noise suppression. The new feature will be enabled by default for Microsoft Teams users. However, as of now the feature will first roll out to Windows, Mac and iOS, and later to the Android and web clients.

Microsoft has also introduced another new feature, this can greatly improve the audio experience in video calls or meeting calls – full-duplex (two-way) transmission of audio. The new feature will let the users to speak and hear others at the same time, enabling fluid dialogue between the video participants. The last audio feature is de-reverberation, which is aimed at adjusting for poor room acoustics. Teams can now convert captured audio signal to sound as if users are speaking into a close-range microphone.

Video features

In term of new latest video features of new Microsoft Teams, it can now now use machine learning to detect and adjust the characteristics of the content presented in real-time during meeting calls. This will greatly help improving the legibility of documents or smoothness of video playback. Microsoft has also introduced AI-driven optimizations in Teams help adjust playback in challenging bandwidth conditions.

If we talk about other feature, now users will now be able to control the brightness of the videos using simple sliders, and also add a soft focus via a toggle.

If you are one of the user eagerly waiting for new features, then these new features and enhancements have begun rolling out to Microsoft Teams across various platforms starting today. In related news, Microsoft recently made the Teams app available on the Microsoft Store, supported both on Windows 10 and Windows 11.


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