Microsoft Teams is adding one of the worst Zoom features
Your Microsoft Team calls could be about to get a whole lot more fun with the addition of a new feature heavily influenced by Zoom.
The TV affair The platform has revealed that it is working on video filters for users to add a little more customization to their feed.
These additions seem to go further than existing tools that allow for blurs Microsoft Team Wallpaperor a collection of basic images, to allow users to show off a little more personality during a call or meeting.
Microsoft Teams video filters
In my post on Microsoft 365 official roadmap (opens in a new tab)The company describes the new addition as allowing those in Teams Meetings to “enhance their video streams with visual effects”.
It added that the effects will be provided by app developers on the Teams Platform, meaning that many options will be available at launch, along with significant expansions shortly thereafter as more and more available. many users use this tool.
The update is still listed as “in development” for the time being, with a widely expected date of February 2023, so users won’t have to wait much longer. Once released, it will initially only be available to Microsoft Teams desktop users worldwide.
As mentioned, video filters have long been a popular feature on Zoom, allowing users to liven up their calls with a variety of backgrounds, virtual hats and goggles, and other framing effects. .
Disclosure Platform cartoon avatars back in March 2022, giving users the chance to appear in animal form, with choices ranging from cat to cow, raccoon, rabbit, dog, etc. Avatars don’t just replace feeds original video, but also reflect the person’s head movements and facial expressions thanks to some AI tricks.
Microsoft also recently revealed that their next generation of Teams will have a significant customization upgrade. It notes that companies use Microsoft Teams Premium will be able to add their own branding, custom backgrounds, and Mode scenes together to enhance their presence in meetings.