Boost Your Team’s Productivity with Microsoft Teams New “Meet Now” in Group Chats

Are you tired of the back-and-forth when trying to schedule a quick meeting? Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way we collaborate with the introduction of the Meet Now feature in group chats. This innovative addition is designed to streamline your workflow, allowing you to start an instant, ringless live discussion with your colleagues without the hassle of scheduling.

New Microsoft Teams feature - Meet Now for Group Chats

What is Meet Now?

Meet Now is a new experience within Microsoft Teams group chats that enables users to initiate a live discussion instantly. It’s as simple as clicking a button – no ringing, no waiting, just straight to productive conversation. This feature will be available in Teams 2.1 for desktop and web, as well as Teams Mobile for Android and iOS.

How to Use Meet Now

  1. In your group chat, find the new Meet Now button, located at the top, right corner
  2. Click on it to start an instant meeting. No need to schedule or wait for participants to join
    New Microsoft Teams feature - Meet Now for Group Chats
  3. The meeting window will open, allowing you to conduct your meeting with ease

How to Discover Ongoing Discussions

You can find and join ongoing Meet Now discussions directly from your list of chats or the top right corner of a group chat. It’s that easy to stay connected and jump into conversations.

New Microsoft Teams feature - Meet Now for Group Chats

Prepare for Meet Now

This feature will be rolled out automatically, requiring no admin action prior to the rollout. However, it’s a good idea to inform your users about this new capability and update any relevant documentation.

Rollout Schedule

  • Early May 2024: Rollout begins
  • Late May 2024: Rollout completion

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to embrace a more efficient way of collaborating with Microsoft Teams Meet Now feature.

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