📢 Chat Bubbles are coming to Microsoft Teams client for Windows

Microsoft is working on a new feature which will show a chat bubble when a meeting participant sends chat message during a presentation. - Story by Kunal Chowdhury on


Microsoft Teams is getting another new feature in June 2021, which will be known as "Chat Bubbles". According to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap (Feature ID: 65948), chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation.

 

Microsoft said that the feature will be on by default, but if you find it distracting, can turn it off from the meetings menu by following the simple mentioned steps as below.

 

 

Chat Bubbles are coming to Microsoft Teams client for Windows

 

 

As of now, the Microsoft Teams users needed to manually open a chat window to view the chat screen. Now, with the new "Chat Bubbles" feature, chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants. This will make the chat more central to the conversation by allowing the meeting participants to follow the chat on the main screen of a meeting.

 

Chat Bubbles during a Microsoft Teams meeting

 

Microsoft said that the feature will be on by default. But if you feel it distracting during a presentation, you can always turn it off from the meetings menu.

 

 

How to turn off chat bubbles in a Microsoft Teams meeting

If you are feeling the new chat bubbles feature distracting during an online meeting, follow the below-mentioned steps to turn it off:

  1. Click the three dots (...) present on the meeting window.
  2. From the dropdown menu, click the menu item that says "Don't show chat bubbles" as shown in the following screenshot:

 

How to turn off chat bubbles in a Microsoft Teams meeting

 





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