Microsoft is rolling out some new features for consumers using the Free Version of Microsoft Teams.
With the custom backgrounds effects capability already in place, the free version of Microsoft Teams now allows users to schedule meetings and send out invitations in advance.
Meeting schedulers have the option of either copying the meeting link to send directly to other participants or sending an invite via Outlook or Google calendar.
Live captions support has also been enabled. Teams free users can now turn on live captions during their calls and meetings.
This feature will allow participants to conversate with language of their choice while the other members, with different language proficiencies, can follow along. It’s currently available as a preview in U.S. English.
The free version of Teams also provides all types of organizations up to 500,000 users with:
- Unlimited chat and search
- Audio and video calling
- Scheduled meetings
- 10 GB team file storage and 2 GB personal file storage per person
- Ability to use the Office web apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote)
- Unlimited app integration
- And much more!