Microsoft announced the launch of a new feature that allows users of its Teams video conferencing service to make all-day video calls for free.
After the US software giant launched the TIMES service to consumers via mobile devices earlier this year, Microsoft has now begun offering features geared specifically to friends and family for the desktop and web version of the service. It allows creating a free 24-hour video meeting for up to 300 friends and family.
The user will not need a Microsoft account or the (TEAMS) application to join the video calls, as they can join for free via a web browser. The (TEAMS) service will also support display of up to 49 friends or family members in a single screen in a network view, or through the Together Mode feature that puts everyone next to each other in a virtual environment.
With Thanksgiving approaching in the United States, it seems that Microsoft wants the TIMES service to be a way for families to communicate together in the conditions of distancing imposed by the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, especially after officials in the control centers recommended the Diseases and prevention by not traveling to meet on Thanksgiving.
It seems that the new feature from Microsoft comes to outperform the service (Zoom), whose name has been associated with video conferencing in light of the epidemic, and which puts a limit of 40 minutes, but will be raised for Thanksgiving.
In previous news, Microsoft launched a new feature for the (TEAMS) service that allows users to integrate common business services applications, such as: (Asana).
The (Teams) service was previously limited to chatting and communicating via channels, but now users can integrate 20 new applications into their meetings. For example: users can discuss and edit a project built using Asana with others in meetings that take place via TIMES.