The feature is similar to what Zoom offers. You don’t need a Microsoft account or Teams app to join the call. You can simply click on the link and join the call via a web browser. The tech firm will support viewing up to 49 friends and family members in a gallery view. Teams have a ‘Together Mode’ that puts the members side by side in a virtual environment.
Microsoft wants to position Teams as a way for families and friends to connect virtually. Zoom has already surged in terms of popularity among developers around the world.
Teams is a little behind Zoom when it comes to popularity among consumers. Through Teams, Microsoft is offering the best way for families to connect with each other. To get started as a meeting host, you need to visit Teams web link and sign in with your Microsoft account credentials.
Once you have created a video meeting, you can easily share the link with friends and family. They can join the meeting via web free of charge.
The 24-hour limit on meeting length could turn out to be game-changer for Microsoft. The rival platforms such as Zoom only offers 40-minutes limit. Google Meet comes with a limit of 60 minutes while Cisco Webex has a 50-minute limit.