Microsoft Teams brings video calls up to 24 hours for free. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the use of video calling and online meeting applications. Zoom is the most popular video conferencing app of the year, but there are also other strong alternatives in the market like Microsoft Teams.
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Microsoft Teams is an application that was originally born as a business or institution-oriented application but also has a personal version, to be used outside the work environment. The company now seeks to promote these functions in its desktop version, as well as in the app, which will incorporate these personal functions. They believe this will be a weapon against Zoom.
This Christmas will be different from other years, as many people will not be able to meet with their families. To make it easier to stay in touch with friends and family, Microsoft Teams is launching a new free video call feature for free.
In addition, in this mode, it will be possible to talk to 49 people at the same time, being able to see their faces in the gallery view, or also using the feature of Together Mode in the application, which creates a virtual environment to put each person next to the other.
Another striking feature is that you don’t need an account to make these video calls. The creator of the room will be able to share links with the people who want to participate in the call. If you have the app on your phone, the video call will open directly in the app, otherwise, it will open in the browser.
Microsoft Teams brings video calls up to 24 hours for free this Christmas and they aim to be a reference application for video calls over the Christmas holidays. Next week Thanksgiving will be celebrated in the United States. The current situation that prevents many people from traveling or being together will mean that this type of app will once again have a large number of users.