Soon, Microsoft Teams will join other video conferencing platforms (such as Zoom) in automatically recording all meetings from the start of a call, a function that has been strangely absent until now.
How it will work
Meeting participants will see a warning displayed at the start of a call to alert them that the meeting is being recorded, with the recording set to be available to download and listen back to after the call has ended.
Microsoft hasn't confirmed a release date for the new feature, but the company usually rolls out extra additions to Teams at the beginning of each month, so we may not have too long to wait.
Other new features
A few other features aimed at helping participants keep track of what was said in a meeting will include live transcriptions for Teams meetings, allowing participants to follow and review conversations alongside the meeting video or audio in real time and recaps of everything that happened during the meeting, allowing those who missed the call or want to revisit a specific area to catch up.
A report containing a recording of the meeting, as well as a transcript, chat message, and all attached files will be shared with participants in the meeting Chat tab and viewable in the Details tab.