Microsoft has released a new update to its Microsoft Teams platform that came into effect October 5, 2023, but all Windows and Mac users will be automatically shifted to the new version in January 2024. All information is derived from Microsoft Support, which you can view in Microsoft's article: Switch to the new Microsoft Teams
The new Microsoft Teams is for both Mac and Windows, and comes with many new features that we will briefly cover in this blog post:
You can now view your status in the Microsoft Teams icon in your taskbar.
Microsoft Teams was rebuilt for performance, operating quicker and much simpler than the previous teams. The new format allows for enhanced functionality while using less battery and memory of your device.
The new update downloads and installs faster, allowing for an increased ease of access for joining meetings and responding to messages. It also requires less memory and disk usage, increasing the efficiency of your device.
The New Microsoft Teams Look:
How to add Another Account
The new Microsoft Teams allows for multi-account support, meaning you will be able to add another account to your Microsoft Teams App.
To add a new account, select your profile picture at the top right of the application window. Then, select Add another account.
Adding another account to your Microsoft Teams desktop app will allow you to get notifications for both accounts, in real time.
You will be able to participate in different chats, calls, and meeting without having to manually switch between accounts.
You will also be able to set your status for each account individually.