You might be asking yourself, What the heck is the Walkie-Talkie feature? or Why do I need it? If you work with colleagues who are in different physical locations or are across the country from you, or even just on a different floor of your office building, then you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this feature in Microsoft Teams.
Set up Walkie-Talkie
To set up Walkie-Talkie in Microsoft Teams, go to your account settings and select the Devices tab. Then, select the Walkie-Talkie option and follow the prompts to set up your device. Once you’ve set up your device, you can start using Walkie-Talkie by selecting the Walkie-Talkie icon in the top right corner of your screen. You’ll see a list of all the people who have joined the chat room that is open on your computer.
Select their name from this list to talk with them via Walkie-Talkie! Be aware that only one person at a time can speak over Walkie-Talkie. When someone speaks over Walkie-Talkie, it appears as if they are talking out loud (to everyone else in the chat room). People cannot hear each other speak over Walkie-Talkie unless they are also signed into their own copy of Microsoft Teams.
Share Your Display
The walkie-talkie feature in Microsoft Teams can be a great way to communicate with your team without having to type out a message. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! Here’s how to use it First, select Start chat from the menu bar at the top left corner of the screen. Next, click on Text, then click on Walkie-Talkie. Enter a name for this chat and click OK. Now you’re ready to start talking through your computer! Use the buttons on the left side of the chat window to switch between Chat mode (talking only), Listen mode (listening only), or Push-to-Talk mode (talking only). If you’re not hearing anything, make sure that Push-to-Talk is selected.
Use Secret Conversations
If you’re working on a sensitive project or just want to keep your conversation private, you can use the Walkie-Talkie feature in Microsoft Teams to have a secret conversation. Here’s how:
- Go to the Conversations tab and click on the New Conversation icon.
- In the To field, type in the name of the person you want to have a secret conversation with.
- Click on the More options icon (it looks like three dots) and select Secret Conversation.
- Type in your message and click Send.
- Type in the password for this specific conversation and then click Confirm.
Stay Connected Anywhere
The walkie-talkie feature in Microsoft Teams is a great way to stay connected with your team, whether you’re in the office or out of the office. Here’s how to use it First, go to the app bar on the left side of your window and click on Walkie-Talkie. Next, type in who you want to talk to and hit enter. Your message will appear at the top of their chat window.
When they respond, their response will show up at the bottom of your chat window. That’s all there is to it! You can also add someone to a group chat by typing group followed by their name. They’ll receive an invite notification and be able to join through the web interface if they don’t have Microsoft Teams installed on their computer yet!
Create Instant Channels
With Microsoft Teams, you can easily create an instant channel for impromptu collaboration with anyone in your organization. Just open the app, click on the Channels tab, and then click on the plus sign (+) to create a new channel. Name your channel, add a description (optional), and then add members.
Once you’re done, click Create. Now you’re ready to start using the Walkie-Talkie feature! Click on the name of your channel and then select Start a conversation from the drop-down menu. Type what you want to say into the text box hit enter or click Send, and now anyone in that team chat will be able to see what you said! You’ll know who else is currently active because their username will show up below the message field.