Microsoft Teams Could Add Q&A Feature to Meetings

Microsoft Teams is planning to add yet another great feature to improve collaboration and involvement in meetings.
Conor Cawley

Your company meetings are about to get a whole lot more interactive, as Microsoft Teams has announced it plans to add a Question-and-Answer feature, colloquially known as Q&A, to its popular collaboration platform.

How much better can Microsoft Teams get? The platform seemingly adds updates on a daily basis, providing robust tools for businesses trying to navigate the new waters of the hybrid work model that has become so common.

Now, you'll be able to get even more involved in your virtual meetings, as Microsoft Teams is launching this new feature to encourage a few more questions and a lot more answers.

Microsoft Teams Q&A Feature

Spotted on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the company's update log for upcoming changes to its many platforms, the new feature would allow hosts to conduct Q&A sessions during meetings and webinars.

“By enabling Q&A… Meeting Organizers will be able to create either moderated or unmoderated Q&A experience,” reads Microsoft 365 roadmap.

Considering that studies have shown remote workers feeling a bit disconnected from the workforce, these kinds of features can seriously improve morale for your at-home workers. Plus, it adds a layer of collaboration that is always welcomed in the workplace.

The new Q&A feature appears to be slated for a July release, so it should be on its way sooner rather than later.

Is Microsoft Teams Good for Business?

There's plenty of good reasons to look into using software like Microsoft Teams. Digital business resources have become vitally important in recent years, since the pandemic sent everyone to work from home for a period of time.

Fortunately, we've done a lot of research on web conferencing software and other business resources, and we've found that Microsoft Teams is definitely a solid option when it comes to your business. It offers robust integration with the rest of the Microsoft 365 apps and employs solid security and business features across the platform.

It's not the best option out there though. While it's certainly a good option, tools like Google Meet and Zoom are a bit better for businesses, as they offer substantial ease of use and more comprehensive interfaces to conduct your meetings. Check out how they compare more specifically on our handy table for web conferencing software:

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GoTo Meeting

Zoom

RingCentral

Google Meet

Lifesize

Microsoft Teams

Webex

Zoho Meeting

Join.me

$14.99/month

$14.99/month

$8/month

$12.95/month

$4/month

$10/month

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3.9
3.8
3.5
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4.2
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3.9

Overall conference calling

Beginners

Longer meetings

Google Workplace users

Users that need hardware

Microsoft users

Larger businesses

Zoho users

Brand-focused businesses

  • High quality audio and video
  • Very reliable and secure
  • Lower cost than competitors
  • Easy to use
  • Feature-rich free version available
  • Intuitive interface
  • Lots of customizability
  • Can also be used for Glip
  • Google Workplace compatibility
  • Very affordable paid plan
  • Advanced features like live captioning
  • 1080p video and HD audio,
  • Integrates with third-party apps
  • Good value
  • Completely free
  • 300 participants
  • Integrates with Microsoft 365
  • Feature-rich software
  • High quality audio and video
  • Easy setup
  • No time limit on free plan
  •  Browser functionality
  •  SSL/128-bit AES encryption
  • Very customizable platform
  • Quality audio
  • Respectable free version
  • Weak free plan
  • Poor audio quality
  • 24-hour meeting limit expires in July 2021
  • 250 meeting participant limit
  • No end-to-end-encryption
  • Unsophisticated chat function
  • No gallery view for guests
  • Steep learning curve
  • Occasional bandwidth issues
  • Recording costs extra
  • Expensive for full features
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Conor is the Senior Writer for Tech.co. For the last six years, he’s covered everything from tech news and product reviews to digital marketing trends and business tech innovations. He's written guest posts for the likes of Forbes, Chase, WeWork, and many others, covering tech trends, business resources, and everything in between. He's also participated in events for SXSW, Tech in Motion, and General Assembly, to name a few. He also cannot pronounce the word "colloquially" correctly. You can email Conor at conor@tech.co.

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