Microsoft has announced the release of new touch-enabled features for its Teams Rooms for Android, including the ability to walk up and use Microsoft Whiteboard, Chat bubbles, and more.
Users may take use of all of the new features by updating to Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android update 3, according to a statement from the tech giant.
With a single touch, a Microsoft Whiteboard session may be launched, allowing for quick collaboration.
“With Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android displays, whiteboard sessions can be started at any time, including outside of a formal meeting,” the company explained.
Teams Rooms on Android may now display chats sent during a Teams meeting on the front-of-room display using Chat bubbles.
Chat messages are displayed as chat bubbles above the current view, allowing in-room participants to interact in the chat conversation.
Touch screens enable users to “control the room system from both the touch display at the front of the room as well as the touch console, making it easier to operate a Teams Room using whichever device is closest to reach” with the Touch awareness feature.
In addition, a 4K display is now enabled to improve the meeting experience on large-screen devices.
The tech titan has also updated the share menu, making it easier to share content in a meeting.
Users can also “bring Microsoft Whiteboard into an ad hoc meeting” now.
By tapping “Start meeting” on the local Whiteboard screen, users can seamlessly switch from a local collaboration experience to an online co-creation space.
“‘‘Start meeting’ quickly kicks off an ad hoc meeting and automatically presents the Whiteboard already started on the home screen onto the meeting stage,” the company said.