Microsoft Teams meetings will soon support up to 1,000 participants in a chat

Rabia Noureen

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Microsoft is expanding the existing limit for Teams meetings chats from 300 participants to 1,000 this month (via Neowin). The feature has been listed as being in development in the roadmap and is expected to roll out gradually to all users later this month.

With this change, the company is preparing to launch a bunch of new capabilities for Microsoft Teams coming with the Advanced Communication license in January 2021. At launch, the license will enable users to host up to 50 events simultaneously and broadcast each live event for up to 16 hours. Furthermore, Microsoft Teams users will be able to hold interactive meetings with up to 1,000 participants.

If the increased chat participant limit will be available to all users right away, Microsoft plans to offer the rest of the features as part of the Microsoft Advanced Communications add-on for Teams. The license costs $12 per user a month and will be available as a free trial for 60 days, and you can read more about these changes here.

In case you missed it, Microsoft announced last week that the platform’s number of daily active users surpassed 115 million. Microsoft Teams is seeing increased usage during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and it’s good to see Microsoft focused on improving the meeting experience.