Microsoft wants to make a chatbot that could let us ‘talk’ to dead loved ones
Launching initially as a preview for iOS and Android, Microsoft Teams for personal use will include the basics of text chat and video calling, combined with shared lists, documents, calendars, and location sharing.
Microsoft is trying to take all of the best features of Microsoft Teams for work and make them relevant for when you might need them at home. Microsoft sees the repositioning of Teams for work and life as not just offering yet another chat app to the market but something that provides ways for groups of people to get things done, like planning a vacation with friends or a family activity.
People who are constantly finding themselves in groups trying to coordinate various things in groups. The mobile versions of Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android will be updated to allow anyone to log into the apps with a personal Microsoft. Microsoft is also building a Safe feature into Teams for personal use, which will allow groups to store and share information like a home Wi-Fi password or Netflix information directly within the Teams app using two-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption.
Talking camera for the blind
We really see Teams as kind of the evolution … the more than chat app, the more than video app. For folks that just want a very purpose-built app, Skype is a great solution, and we support it and encourage it.
It certainly sounds like most of the focus for new communications features will be on Teams and not Skype in the future, though. Skype used to be the go-to app for video calling, but it has struggled in recent years, allowing Zoom to surge in growth during a pandemic where everyone has to connect with work, friends, and family in different ways.
The Microsoft Teams consumer preview will start rolling out today and over the coming weeks for Android and iOS.
Tablets Smartwatches Speakers Drones. Accessories Buying Guides How-tos Deals. Health Energy Environment. YouTube Instagram Adobe.
Follow microsoft accessories
Kickstarter Tumblr Art Club. Film TV Games. Fortnite Game of Thrones Books. Comics Music.
Meet now on skype
Filed under: Microsoft Tech. Microsoft Teams now available for personal use as Microsoft targets friends and families New, 31 comments. Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: Microsoft Teams now available for personal use as Microsoft targets friends and families.
Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard. Microsoft Teams personal features.
For home users:
Next Up In Tech. required. Loading comments Share this story Twitter Facebook.