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You’ll be safer on Microsoft Teams on the web with this latest change

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  • Microsoft Teams on the web will soon prompt you to enable device permissions.
  • The move aims to make the popular Microsoft Teams app more secure.
  • Desktop and mobile versions of the app require approval for each app.

Microsoft Teams has more in store for you. The app has been steadily making changes and improving the way people communicate since the pandemic began.

With recent updates like access to Teams files offline and a new Teams phone on the horizon, this new change will help businesses move in the right direction with more security in place.

Now, Microsoft is set to deliver a new Teams feature that’s already present in mobile and desktop versions. Soon, you’ll need to enable per-app permissions in Teams.

According to Microsoft, this will improve security teams whenever other applications request permission to use devices such as microphones, webcams and location data.

Activation permissions

Users wishing to take advantage of this new security feature will need to register. You’ll usually see your camera or microphone request access whenever you want to use them. Now you will register manually.

“To better secure third-party Microsoft Teams apps that request native device permissions – such as camera, microphone, or location access – we will require users to manually accept these per-app permissions in the experience. of the Microsoft Teams web browser,” says the Microsoft 365 roadmap. “We already do this on desktop and mobile Teams clients.”

Coming soon

Microsoft added the feature to the Microsoft 365 roadmap just days ago on November 19, and is expected to hit the mainstream in February 2022.

The date is not yet confirmed and the date is subject to change since the Microsoft 365 roadmap only lists plans for future features and not release dates.

Do you think the new Teams feature will change the way you communicate on the app? Let us know in the comment section below.