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Having Fun with Microsoft Teams

October 9, 2020

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pexels-andrea-piacquadio-840996Microsoft Teams has become a major tool during the recent coronavirus pandemic as many companies made the adjustment to have their employees work from home.

Microsoft Teams has seen its usage and popularity increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the majority of its features have been centered around business users, the recent updates that have been made have been geared towards consumers. 

This shift was reflected in the rebranding of Office 365 into Microsoft 365, which saw Teams included as part of the consumer subscription.  Microsoft Teams continues to serve as a platform for communication and collaboration between colleagues, but the platform can also be used to plan  activities and personal events. 

There has been a variety of new features added in recent months, and this has been a key to help keep people entertained while being at home for an extended period of time. While Microsoft Teams is known for its ability to help employees remain productive, there are several fun and interesting things that can be completed while using the Microsoft Teams software.

Send Emojis and GIFs

Over time, emojis and GIFs have proven to be a major form of multimedia messaging. Did you know that now you can also include them in your conversations with others on Microsoft Teams, and they can be sent from the device you are currently using. Emojis can be used to add a sense of personality to your messages, whether the messages are sent privately or in a group. 

You can simply click on the smiling face of the box you are writing in, and choose the emoji are GIF that represents your current feelings or mood. You will also be able to respond to messages with the emoji or GIF of your choice. If you are using the Microsoft Teams mobile app, you will have to press and hold the message. If you are using the Microsoft Teams desktop application, you will be able to choose the desired reaction by using the cursor and clicking it.

Post Stickers [Desktop Version]

Currently, the stickers feature is only available in the desktop version of Microsoft Teams. However, we are hoping this fun feature will be added to the mobile version of Microsoft Teams in the near future. However, if you are a fan of using the desktop platform, you will become a fan of posting stickers and customizing memes. 

If you were able to send emojis and GIFs, you can find the stickers in the same location. You will quickly discover that there is a nice selection of stickers that you can send. Once you choose the desired sticker, you can send a message or comment along with the sticker. You can also take it a step further and create your own meme. 

Add Filters

One of the most popular features that are being included on social media platforms today is the filter feature. As a result, Microsoft Teams has included a Snapchat feature. While you may not want to use the Snapchat filter while you are in the middle of an important meeting, it could be a great way to add some excitement to your conversations with your loved ones and friends. 

If you want to test the Snapchat filters on Microsoft Teams, you will need to download the app that was created by a Snapchat developer. The app, Snap Camera, will allow you to activate the filters you want to use during your conversations.

Play Games

Kahoot! is a popular game-based platform that was mostly geared towards schools, but who says you cannot play games with your coworkers, friends, or loved ones? You can easily set up a quiz and have fun. Since 2019, Microsoft Teams and Kahoot! have collaborated, and this makes it easy to create a game and play with others.

After you create your Kahoot! on the website, you will be able to share the link. This will allow others to see your link in the group or channel you have shared it with. 

What type of fun have you enjoyed while using Microsoft Teams?

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