The company has increased the limit for group calls from 100 to 250. The update will help the company compete against Zoom and Google Meet. Covid-19 pandemic has forced people to work from home. Microsoft wants to take advantage of this opportunity to grab market share. Teams has over 75 million users.
Video conferencing has escalated substantially amid Covid-19 pandemic. The company plans to increase the group call member limit. All customers will get this expanded capably soon. This new capability is a welcoming addition for large companies that have 100+ members joining the all-hands call.
In an official statement, Microsoft said, “Sometimes you need to kick off a big project chat with a large group or organize an ad-hoc discussion with staff at an event, but it is unnecessary to start a new team; perhaps you don’t all work together on a regular basis, or maybe you need a communication channel with a large group of people at an event. Group chats will be able to accommodate up to 250 users.”
The new feature is limited to paid subscribers only. Teams subscribers also get benefits allowing them to schedule meetings, record meeting calls, and audio conferencing. The paid version provides 1TB storage per user.
The users of the free plan are allowed only 20 people joining the call. These users get 1GB storage per user and 10GB of shared users. Microsoft is working towards introducing new features to Teams. It has now increased support for live captions in Android and iOS apps.