Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android is getting new features

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Microsoft has announced new improvements for Teams Rooms on Android, including updates to the calendar, Windows-inspired enhancements to the touch console, and an option to blur the background for users joining using a personal account.

All of this was announced in a new blog post.

It may be hard to keep up with all the updates Teams releases across Windows, Android, iOS, and all the integrations with apps like PowerPoint from Office 365. Microsoft says that the calendar experience is more robust with the new update on Android.

What to expect

Android device users will get a new touch remote console experience that is no longer doing a bad impression of physical remote control. The upgrade makes the Android app fall in line with the way Teams Rooms in Windows 10 behaves.

The availability of this experience depends on whether the Android Tablet or TV you have supports it.

The app now shows the most important meetings and calling functions, in addition to current and upcoming meetings. Users do not need to touch the console as it is an optional option and Teams Rooms on Android is still functional with it.

What else is new?

Blurred backgrounds have been around for a while now and are used to enhance privacy during the meetings. Now, it is coming to those who have an Android personal account for Teams Rooms. In addition to that, Microsoft added the capability to start and stop recordings from Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android.

You will find this at the “Start Recording” button. All you need to do is click on the three dots to see available options.

Android users can also start a whiteboard session directly from their devices from the new ‘Share Whitebord’ button included in the same menu.