Microsoft adds Teams app integrations for video meetings

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Microsoft Teams users can now access a range of third-party and custom apps during video meetings, removing the need to switch screens mid-conversation.
Teams users now have access to 20 integrations they can use during video calls with colleagues, as well as automation and low-code app building features available through Power Platform tools

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Microsoft Teams users can now access a range of third-party and custom applications during video meetings, removing the need to switch screens mid-conversation.

Among the 20 apps available with Teams Apps for Meetings are task management apps from Asana and Monday.com, polling tools Slido and Polly, and video interview software from HireVue and Talview. Microsoft's own Forms app is also accessible and the company is encouraging developers to build their own integrations for Teams video, according to a Microsoft blog post.

Although Microsoft already has some 700 or so third-party and Office 365 apps that integrate with Teams chat, the integrations for video meetings are new.

They serve the same basic purpose, however; as with traditional app integrations, Teams Apps for Meetings will let users carry out simple interactions without switching focus during a video meeting. That means co-workers discussing the progress of a project can quickly add a new action in Asana, for instance, without interrupting the conversation.

The announcement follows rival Zoom's move to…
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