Mirror My Video feature in Microsoft Teams

When you’re using your camera in a Microsoft Teams meeting, you may end up with a “mirroring” effect on your screen. Everyone viewing your video sees things correctly, but you see everything backwards… like looking in a mirror. Teams has a feature to correct that if necessary. Here’s how that works…

Seeing the order of raised hands in a Teams meeting

Seeing raised hands in a Teams meeting is a great way for people to ask questions in an orderly fashion. But if you have a number of people raise their hands at once, it may be hard to tell who should be called on in what order. Now Teams shows the order of raised hands, making it infinitely easier to tell who is first, who is next, and so on. Here’s what that looks like…

Visual indicators when a SharePoint library folder is connected to a Microsoft Teams channel

As you may know, every Microsoft Teams space has a SharePoint site attached to it in the background. All your files that you post in a Teams channel get stored in the backend SharePoint site in the Documents library, and the folder that they’re stored in matches the name of the Teams channel. However, if you’re just looking at the SharePoint Documents library, you may not know which folders are connected to Teams channels. Now there’s an indicator that makes that more obvious. Here’s how that works…

Hide your own video in Microsoft Teams

fatigue” as your brain struggles to process all the moving images. Even worse, the brain tends to focus even more on *your* video, causing even more mental stress. Or… you just may not like to look at yourself. 🙂 Now you can hide your video on your Microsoft Teams display by using the Hide For Me feature in Microsoft Teams. Here’s what that looks like…

Pinning a chat message in Microsoft Teams

When you’re in a busy one-on-one or group chat, there’s a chance that an important message might scroll off the screen before you have a chance to see it and reply. You now have the ability to pin a chat message to the top of the screen where it will remain until it’s unpinned or replaced. Here’s how that works…

Increasing your chat density in Microsoft Teams

If you’ve been using Teams for a while, you may feel somewhat frustrated that the amount of “white space” in Teams chat seems to take up a lot space that could be used to display more content without scrolling. Teams now has a Compact setting for chat density that can help that. Here’s how it works…