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Microsoft Teams to get low data mode to help you make calls on slow internet speeds

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Software and cloud computing giant Microsoft is soon going to roll out a new feature to video chatting platform Teams that will help in attending calls in case you have poor internet connectivity.
The company Is working on adding a low bandwidth mode to facilitate calls even if users have access to slow internet, the company confirmed this through its Microsoft 365 Roadmap plan.
Explaining the need for such a feature, Microsoft in its description said, “Whether you want to preserve data or are in a location with a poor or limited network connection, sometimes it’s helpful to limit the amount of data you’re using during a video call.”
This is when a dedicated low data mode could allow users to cap the amount of data that will be used during Teams video calls “as well as establish different settings based on network availability.”
Even though there is no expected date of launch, the tentative release date is set to be March 2021. The feature is listed to be under development since earlier this month.
In its roadmap, Microsoft announced that the new feature will be available for only the desktop client.
Earlier this month, it was also revealed that Teams is getting a Reporter mode, along with Standout and Side-by-side modes.
The Reporter mode will allow users to place the content above their shoulders as their picture appears in the front, like how content appears during a TV news presentation.
The Standout mode will make the presenter come to the foreground while the content floats at the back on a slide deck, while Side-by-side displays content on one side of the screen, with the other side taken by the presenter.
The Standout mode will be rolled out this month only while the other two will roll out soon after that though the exact timeline hasn’t been given out yet.

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