Microsoft Teams update will fix the single most common video conferencing problem

Microsoft is working on a simple update for collaboration platform Teams that should eliminate the single most common video conferencing problem.

A new entry in the Microsoft 365 product roadmap shows the company will soon deploy a new keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Spacebar) that will allow Teams users to temporarily unmute themselves during meetings.

The shortcut will work in much the same way as a walkie-talkie, opening the mic for as long as the user is holding down the two keys.

It’s not exactly a complex feature, but Microsoft still needs to put it through its paces in testing. Currently, the new shortcut is scheduled to roll out to all users by the end of October.