Multi-tasking just got a lot easier with Microsoft Teams, as the popular collaboration tool will be adding picture-in-picture functionality for tablets and smartphones, a highly sought-after feature for the majority of professionals.
With millions of employees working from home, tools like Microsoft Teams have become integral to everyday life. This means that when they don't do exactly what you want them to do, like provide an easy way to multitasking on a smartphone or tablet, it can be a real problem.
Fortunately, Microsoft Teams is so regularly updated based on customer feedback, the problems don't last long, and one upcoming update could fix an annoying problem that users have been plagued with.
Picture-in-Picture Functionality Coming Soon to Microsoft Teams
According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, which tracks all the upcoming changes to the platform, Microsoft Teams could soon be getting picture-in-picture functionality on iPhones and iPads. This long-awaited feature will allow users to access other apps on your device while staying connected to your call.
“The new Picture in Picture mode lets you see your meeting in an adjustable window while using other apps on your mobile device.” – Microsoft 365 roadmap entry
As with all Microsoft 365 roadmap entries, this is far from a guarantee that the feature will go live. However, most do, and the availability date of December 2022 means that it will happen sooner rather than later.
It's worth noting that this feature will only be available for Apple devices like iPhones and iPads, although functionality on Surface tablets has had picture-in-picture for quite some time, as they are more functional laptop-replacements.
Is Microsoft Teams Good for Business?
We'll be the first to admit that we've researched and covered Microsoft Teams quite thoroughly in recent years and for good reason. The collaboration/communication tool has become integral for many businesses looking to establish hybrid work policies, as it's foundational to staying in touch with those working from home.
As a result, Microsoft Teams is a very solid option for businesses looking to get started. The interface can be a bit difficult to use compared to competitors like Zoom, but overall, you could do a lot worse, particularly if your business is already set up with the rest of the Microsoft 365 system.
And honestly, the best part of Microsoft Teams is that it's so frequently updated. We've covered a wide range of helping additions to the platform, from basic speed boosts to the addition of games to spice up icebreakers.
Suffice it to say, your business would be greatly improved by the use of Microsoft Teams, particularly now that you can multitask on iPads and iPhones a little easier now.