Microsoft Teams Adds New Feature for Leaving Meetings

With this new feature, users will be able to leave meetings on all their devices with a single click.
Conor Cawley

Hanging up hasn't been fun since the invention of the cell phone, but now, Microsoft Teams is giving you the power to leave meetings with a bit of authority thanks to a new feature.

As we all know by now, Microsoft is always adding new features to its popular Teams platform. Whether it be the ability to send and receive videos or compatibility with new Apple devices, it's safe to assume that if Microsoft Teams is lacking in some way, a change will be coming soon to appease the complaints of its users.

Now, it looks like Microsoft Teams will be adding a new feature that will make exiting meetings across your devices notably easier.

Microsoft Teams New Meeting Exit Feature

Spotted on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, Microsoft Teams is reportedly adding a new feature that will allow users to leave meetings from all of their devices with a single click. As always, Microsoft is responding to its many users, with the feature coming after user complaints about accidentally leaving their cameras on after joining with more than one device.

“When a Teams user has joined a meeting using multiple personal devices, they can encounter friction when leaving the meeting, including forgetting to leave the meeting on one of their many devices.”

If you've ever had to swap between your smartphone and your laptop in between meetings, you'll know exactly why this feature is useful. The ability to be absolutely sure that you're not in a company meeting is paramount, particularly in a world that has so seriously embraced remote work.

Is Microsoft Teams Good for Business?

Tech.co prides itself on solid, in-depth research when it comes to business software like Microsoft Teams. We've compared competitors, spending hours combing over the nooks and crannies of these providers to see which is the best web conferencing software and why.

We can safely say that Microsoft Teams is a good option for your business. In addition to the robust and constantly updated feature catalog, Microsoft Teams comes with the scalable and expansive ecosystem of Microsoft 365 on top of it.

Still, as far as web conferencing is specifically concerned, our research found that Zoom and Google Meet are better options, if only for their notably better ease of use. Although, given Microsoft Teams' frequent updates, who knows what the future holds for the collaboration platform?

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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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