Together mode helps you focus on people’s faces and body language, making it easier to pick up non-verbal cues that are often lost during video conferencing. You can choose from different views, such as sitting in an auditorium or at a conference table. It will also help reduce video conferencing fatigue by making video conferencing feel more like in-person meetings, Microsoft said in a July blog post announcing the feature.
Together mode with auditorium view is now generally available. More views will come in the future.
Here’s how to use Together mode, according to a Microsoft demo video:
- Make sure you are using the most recent version of Teams.
- Start a conversation in Teams.
- Click on the three dots on the toolbar at the top left of the screen.
- Click Together Mode
The app then transports you and your colleagues digitally to a digital auditorium.
With many people still working and socializing from home during the, video chat services such as and have seen a massive increase in the number of users. While Zoom took the lead early on by adding millions of daily meeting participants, led some people to move to other platforms.
Along with Together mode, Teams introduced a number of other updates, including a hand-raising and emoji-making tool, whiteboard support, Cortana integration, and meeting transcripts.
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