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Collaboration & Teamworking, Microsoft have detailed a range of new features added to its Teams software, during the last month.

Microsoft’s April 2020 update for Teams was largely about automating controls and settings to make using its app easier when on calls and meetings.

Furthering this month’s automation goals, text predictions are available for Teams mobile chat and collaboration to save time and avoid typos. And new suggested replies in chat should help with quick responses via three “authentic” options that users can click on. Users can now also filter chats to find one-to-one or group chats and filter out meeting chats and chats with bots. Collaboration & Teamworking Collaboration & Teamworking

Meanwhile, Power Automate templates allow users to create a team with predefined channels and preinstalled apps. Microsoft is adding a new “Automation” category to the Teams app store, making it a central place to grab Power Automate workflow templates.

Also, the Teams device store in the Microsoft Teams Admin Center helps admins search for and buy certified Teams devices. This will help automate device setups by removing manual device-registration processes.

The device store is available in North America and should be coming to international markets later this year. All major Teams-certified devices will be included in the device store. Collaboration & Teamworking

Until now, Microsoft Teams on the web was only supported on Chrome and Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge. Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox were not supported, with users prompted to install or use the Teams desktop app for macOS or Windows. That changes now for Firefox.

"Firefox browser users can now experience the full audio and desktop and window screen sharing support in Teams meetings," Microsoft says.

For Teams on the web, users can now include audio, such as music or a voiceover, when sharing their desktop or window during a Teams meeting.

Apple iPhone and iPad users should now be able to automatically answer incoming meeting nudges or invites with their video on. This should help healthcare workers in scenarios where patient rooms require a no-touch join capability for incoming calls, according to Microsoft.

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