What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams enables together mode for just two people.
- Previously, the feature only worked with five or more people in a meeting.
Because sometimes you don’t need five people on a call.
Microsoft Teams is testing a change that will allow Together Mode to be used even when there are only two people involved in a meeting. Currently, the feature only works if there are five or more people in a meeting.
Together mode is designed to make it appear that people are in real face-to-face meetings despite potentially being on opposite sides of the world. That’s a great feature, but the limitation of only supporting meetings with five or more people was always weird; now, it looks like Microsoft is working to change that after a developer preview user noticed things were different. The tweet was first seen by people from MacRumors.
I love the fact that I can use together mode in #MicrosoftTeams with only two people when I’m in the developer preview 😍
I am almost never in meetings with 5 or more people🙄
Big change 🌠 pic.twitter.com/86bAitGBTW
– 💫🌙 Amanda Sterner 💫🌙 (@amandassterner) July 1, 2021
The role change is only available to those running Teams developer preview right now, but it’s something that will presumably roll out to everyone in due course. It’s unclear why the five-person limitation was implemented in the first place, so it’s good to see Microsoft rethinking things here.
However, all of this means that you want to look your best. Be sure to check out our roundup of the best webcams for Mac so you don’t have to resort to using that FaceTime camera!