Microsoft Teams will allow meeting organizers to pause video recordings later this year

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft Teams Spotlight

Microsoft is planning to add a new option that will allow organizers to pause video recordings during Teams meetings. Indeed, according to a UserVoice forum post, the company is currently working on implementing this feature, and it’s coming to the app later this year.

Currently, with Zoom, organizers can easily pause the recording by clicking the Pause button or using the shortcut (Alt+P) in the app. This is something that isn’t at all possible in Microsoft Teams. In fact, it has been requested by many users since 2018, and software gaint has yet to put it to action.

Once the update rolls out, it will allow the meeting organizers to pause and then resume recording the meeting without creating multiple recordings, though there’s no ETA for this feature yet. “Thank you for your feedback. The team has this feature planned for later this year. We will share an update as soon as one is available,” a Microsoft Teams engineer wrote yesterday.

This capability will certainly be helpful for thousands of businesses and schools that use Teams to hold important meetings, webinars, classes, and group discussions. This change should make it easier to take short breaks during all-day meetings. It can also help them to avoid recording unfortunate occurrences which occur for a variety of reasons.