Mobile App, Settings and Notifications

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Welcome back to our Microsoft Teams Journey series! In today’s issue, we look at how to you get the Teams mobile app, some general settings, and notifications. If you’re new to the series, have a look at the previous topics we have covered to cover some basics:

Issue #1 – What is Teams
Issue #2 – How to navigate the Teams platform
Issue #3 – Calling and Zoom Integration
Issue #4 – How to Create and Join Meetings
Issue #5 – How to use Tabs

Teams Mobile App

Available on Google Play and the App Store, the Teams mobile app gives you the most needed features from the desktop and web client, with the ability to access it from anywhere and anytime. You can pretty much do everything that Teams Desktop can do, apart from desktop screen sharing, which isn’t a problem as you can still share your phone screen!

Features

Transfer a call from your PC to your phone

If you’re in a meeting and you need leave your PC, you can transfer a call from your PC to your mobile device. This works both ways so you can easily continue to work while you’re on the move.

Send Audio messages

We’re all familiar with sending voice notes from WhatsApp and other messaging apps. You can do the same with the Teams mobile app, when you need to quickly your point across without having to type long messages.

Dark mode

Perfect for low light environments and those who prefer the dark theme. It also helps you save your battery power.

Office Lens

Office Lens lets you take pictures of printed documents or whiteboards and enhances it to make it look better. Automatically crop, straighten and sharpen the image so you don’t have to go through the hassle of doing it yourself. 

Quiet time

You can’t always be available to work, especially if you deal with international clients across different time zones. With Teams, you can set Quiet Hours and Quiet Days that stops you from getting notifications when you’re trying to chill and relax a bit.

Send content in a meetings

Perfect from when you are not at your PC and need to share content during a meeting or call. You can easily send photos, videos, files and present your PowerPoint presentations directly from your phone. Additionally, have the option to directly share your phone screen to someone.

Settings

You can customize your Teams app to your specific needs, with personalized settings and navigation features. Simply tap the More button
and then Settings to manage notifications and options, get help, and sign out.

If you’re familiar with the desktop app, you would recognize these apps on the right-hand size of the of your application. With the mobile version, the same apps are shown at the bottom navigation bar of your phone screen and can be re-ordered to your needs.

Notifications

The default notifications you get on get are Chat, Mentions, Replies, Calls, and Meetings started. If you don’t need to be getting all of them, you can customize the notifications settings and switch some off.

Simply tap the More button, Settings and then Notifications to make sure the ones that you don’t need are turned off by checking the appropriate boxes.

Microsoft doesn’t send notifications to your mobile if you’re using Teams on the desktop or web app. To change this, toggle the Always, even if active on desktop button under your notification settings.

For iOS users, notifications can be switched on or off through your devices notifications settings.

If you still need some help figuring out notifications, have a look at Microsoft’s tutorial video on the matter here.

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The current supported mobile platforms for the Microsoft Teams app are:

iOS operating system version 10.0 or later.
(Works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)

Android operating system version 4.4 or later.

As always, thank you for reading out Microsoft Teams Journey series! We hope this issue has got you to download the mobile app to your device and get you excited for all its features. Stay tuned for Thursday’s issue, where we show even more Teams features and how to use them.

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