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Microsoft’s New Teams Feature to Eliminate Embarrassing Pop-Ups During Video Calls Picture this:

You’re on an important video call with a client, confidently presenting your latest project updates. Suddenly, a notification appears on your screen from your significant other, reminding you (not so discreetly) about the damage your child did during their temper tantrum this morning. Or worse, a message from your gym reminding you of your extended absence. Embarrassing, right?

We all know the struggle of maintaining professionalism during video calls while secretly battling the fear of embarrassing pop-ups stealing the show. But Microsoft is on it. They’re reportedly working on a much-needed feature that could save us all from these cringeworthy moments.

Imagine being able to hide specific apps entirely while you’re on a Teams call. No more worrying about intrusive notifications stealing your thunder. You can say goodbye to awkward interruptions from messaging apps or reminders you’d rather keep private.

Reports suggest that Microsoft’s upcoming feature won’t just minimize apps to the taskbar like the current workaround. It’ll completely hide them from view, sparing you from any unexpected surprises (and potential embarrassment). And the best part? It’s not just about saving face. This feature could also enhance your device’s performance. By keeping those apps in the background, you can free up valuable computing power and resources, potentially improving your overall video call experience.

If you’ve ever found yourself scrambling to close apps and browser windows to ensure a smooth video stream, this new feature could be a game-changer. With it, you can concentrate on the substance of your calls without fretting over technical glitches or embarrassing distractions. Plus, by keeping unnecessary apps in the background, you can potentially optimize your device’s performance, making your video calls even more efficient.

While we’re excited about the potential of this new feature, we’ll have to wait and see if it becomes a reality. We’ll keep an eye on the official Microsoft 365 roadmap for any updates and will keep you informed.

In the meantime, contact us if we can help make your business’s video calls run more smoothly. Contact us.

Itechra Team

Itechra Team

From 2000, we set out to solve what was then a major problem for small businesses: having difficulty keeping up with their IT needs. We noticed that large corporations often had multiple employees specializing in different aspects of the industry and realized this approach could work well also among smaller organizations who might not be able to sustain such teams, but still require help managing an oversized workload. We provide a single resource for all your IT issues.