Next month, Microsoft Teams to enhance virtual appointments with browser join, announced via Microsoft 365 Roadmap

Devesh Beri

Microsoft has added a new feature to Microsoft Teams, as per their Microsoft 365 roadmap. The feature, identified by Feature ID 165485, was added to the roadmap on October 9, 2023.

This update specifically pertains to the Microsoft Teams desktop-to-web browser join experience for attendees in Virtual Appointments. Schedulers can now enable ‘join from web browser’ for Teams appointments on desktop.

To enable this feature, schedulers will need to enable the “have attendees join from a web browser” setting. Once this setting is enabled, attendees joining the virtual appointment on the desktop will be routed to the Teams web browser experience. This will allow attendees to have access to engagement features such as raise the hand and live reactions.

The benefit of this feature is that it grants attendees access to various engagement features, including the ability to raise their hands and use live reactions during the virtual appointment. The rollout of this feature is scheduled to begin in November 2023.

This update applies to Microsoft Teams and will be available across various cloud instances, including GCC High, DoD, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), and GCC. The platform supported for this feature is the desktop, and it will enter the General Availability phase upon rollout.

Here are the previous Teams updates on the Roadmap.