Build 2021: Fluid components are coming to Microsoft Teams chat

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft Teams Chat

At its Build virtual event last year, Microsoft unveiled its plans to introduce its real-time collaboration technology, Fluid Framework, in select Microsoft 365 experiences. If Outlook and Office web apps were the first Microsoft 365 services to get the Fluid Framework integrations, the company has announced that Fluid components are now coming to Microsoft Teams.

The Fluid components, such as text, tables, lists, and action items, will be available in Microsoft Teams chat. “Fluid components are powered by the web, can be edited in real-time or asynchronously and work across surfaces, such as Teams and Office apps. Fluid components in Teams chat allow users to send a message with a table, action items or a list that can be co-authored and edited by everyone in line, minimizing the need for long chat threads and meetings,” the company explained today.

Visual demonstrating Fluid component in a Teams chat and mobile

Microsoft noted that users will be able to copy and paste these Fluid components across different chats in Teams, and this update should help improve the productivity of users. Fluid components in Teams are available in private preview starting today to Microsoft 365 subscribers. The software gaint plans to roll it out widely over the next few months.