Microsoft Teams to set up podcast-like feature to review meeting recordings

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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American multinational technology company Microsoft is launching a new feature that will allow the user to review recordings of Teams meetings.

A new entry in the company’s product roadmap suggests the collaboration service will benefit from a variable playback option coming shortly to Microsoft Stream, the native Microsoft 365 video service. The tech giant has stated that the user can change the playback speed of recorded meetings soon.

“For Teams meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint, you’ll now be able to change the playback speed (0.5x-2x) while watching the video,” the company noted.

Microsoft has said that they would soon “implement a change” that will automatically record all Teams meetings without the need for the meeting organizer or IT admin to switch it on. The major goal of this function is to ensure that participants or absentees do not miss out on important information discussed and shared during a meeting, as well as to provide a pool of resources that can be reviewed afterward, such as text transcripts and all meeting attachments.

With all meetings being recorded and stored by default in the near future, this new variable playback option will help users make better use of the resources. Users will soon be able to slow down recordings to focus on crucial aspects and information, as well as speed through uninteresting areas of the meeting. And this also helps with laborious tasks like minute taking and catching up on missed sessions.

This new feature complements Microsoft’s current accessibility initiatives by allowing users with hearing impairments to better follow a meeting and assisting those with dyspraxia to take better notes.

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