Microsoft Teams for macOS is finally getting automatic meeting recording

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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.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.