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What you need to know

  • Microsoft teams is getting automatic meeting recording.
  • There's no timeline for when it will launch.

Microsoft Teams for macOS is getting an oft-requested feature in the form of the ability to automatically record meetings. The news was announced via a forum post – that just happened to be a reply to a three-year-old question.

First spied by Windows Latest and 9to5Mac, a post to the Microsoft Teams forum in September 2018 posed a simple suggestion.

If you know beforehand that a meeting should be recorded then it would be nice to have an option when scheduling the meeting to start recording automatically. This can help with not forgetting to start recording and save some time and effort not having to remember to do it manually.

Then, almost three years later, a Teams Engineering employee called Alex responded with the news everyone had been waiting for – the feature is coming.

Thank you for your feedback! The team is currently working on this request. We will share an update as soon as one is available.

There was no explanation of when the feature might go live, however, suggesting that it isn't something we should expect any time soon. But the fact automatic meeting recording is being worked on at all will be music to the ears of those who have to use it. Or they could just use Zoom instead.