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Walkie-Talkie in Microsoft Teams



Microsoft Teams offers a walkie-talkie feature that allows you to talk with colleagues and coworkers on your iPhone, Android phone, or another supported mobile device. This feature can be used in a variety of situations, such as when you need to communicate with someone who is not in the same room as you, or when you need to communicate with someone who is not available by telephone.


Features:

  • The Walkie Talkie feature on Microsoft Teams is a quick and easy way to communicate with colleagues, whether you’re in the office or out of the office.

  • With Walkie Talkie, you can instantly send a voice message to any contact in your company directory. The recipient will receive the message immediately, without having to open the app or even have their phone on them.

  • This makes it perfect for quickly getting someone’s attention or sending a quick update. Walkie Talkie is also great for larger groups, as it can support up to 100 users at once. This makes it ideal for conference calls or team meetings.

  • With push-to-talk capabilities, it’s easy to keep everyone on the same page. Whether you’re in the office or out of the office, Walkie Talkie is a great way to stay connected with your team.


How to use Walkie-Talkie on Teams

Step 1: Browser and Sign into Teams Admin Center .

Step 2: At Teams Dashboard, Select the setting for Teams App and Select Setup Policies.



Step 3: Make sure to switch on the User Pinning


Step 4: Now Click on Add App.


Step 5: In Search pane, Type Walkie Talkie in search field. When the app appears, click on Add Button.



Step 5: Walkie Talkie than appears in the list of pinned apps. Click save to apply the changes.



Benefits of Teams Walkie Talkie :

  • Low Data Usage: Microsoft estimates that the expected data usage from walkie talkie is about 20 Kb/s when sending or receiving audio. That means that the walkie talkie can be used even in situations where the data or wifi connection is very poor.

  • Quick Communication: A walkie talkie allows a user to broadcast a secure voice message to all members of a channel at once, ensuring that they hear it. This is referred to as an open voice channel for real-time communications.

  • Single Device: The walkie talkie's inclusion in Teams also means that workers do not need to carry multiple devices. That bulky walkie talkie can be left behind when the Teams walkie talkie is on your phone.


Limitation of Teams Walkie Talkie:

  1. This can only be used when you have an active internet connection.

  2. It is only available on mobile devices



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