What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams is enabling Together Mode for just two people.
- Previously the feature only worked with five or more people in a meeting.
Microsoft Teams is testing a change that will allow Together Mode to be used even when as few as two people are involved in a meeting. Currently, the feature only works if there are five or more people in a meeting.
Together Mode is designed to make it seem like people are in real face-to-face meetings despite potentially being on the opposite sides of the world. That's a great feature, but the limitation to only supporting meetings with five or more people was always an odd one — now, it seems Microsoft is working to change that after one user of the developer preview noticed things were different. The tweet was first spotted by the folks at MacRumors.
The feature change is only available to those running the developer preview of Teams right now, but it is something that will presumably be rolled out to everyone in due course. It isn't clear why the five-person limitation was put into place in the first place, so it's good to see Microsoft re0thinking things here.
All this means you're going to want to look your best, though. Be sure to check out our roundup of the best Mac webcams so you don't have to resort to using that FaceTime camera!