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Apps: Using Microsoft Teams in Shift

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Are you an MS Teams user and want to be able to use the app in Shift? Here is a summary of how to add MS Teams to your setup and manage it in Shift!

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and connect all in one place. The Microsoft Teams web application is available in Shift for any Shift Advanced user. You can add multiple instances of the Microsoft Teams app to Shift and stay signed in to all your different accounts at the same time.

For more information about the features available on Microsoft Teams, click here.

How to Add Microsoft Teams to Shift

You can add the Zoom app within Shift so that it shows directly in your sidebar. Here's how:

  1. Click on the "+" in the lower-left corner and select "Add Application"

  2. Tap on the search bar to type "Microsoft Teams"
  3. Click on 'Save' and find "Microsoft Teams" added to the Shift sidebar
  4. Log in to your Teams account and start hosting virtual meetings

If you use multiple Teams accounts or want to create an additional one, Shift gives you the power to access all of your accounts at the same time. Just follow the same steps in this video to log into your additional accounts by adding more Teams accounts to your Shift sidebar. 

How do I manage my notifications and badges for Microsoft Teams in Shift?

  1. While in MS Teams, click the little lock icon to the left of your top screen search bar.
  2. Click on Site Settings 
  3. From here you can toggle your notifications and or badges on/off

After turning off your desktop notifications for Teams, you may still continue to hear custom notification sounds from the Teams app. To choose what you get notifications about on Teams please refer to this article here.

Is there a difference between the Microsoft Teams Desktop app and the Microsoft Teams app in Shift?

Shift currently supports the web version of the Microsoft Teams application. The web and desktop versions of Teams have a lot of features in common. However, the experience does differ with some specific features. The table below shows the differences between the desktop version of Teams and the web version available in Shift.

Feature

 

Desktop Teams App

 

Shift Teams App

Blur background during video calls

 

Yes

 

No

Custom background during video calls

 

Yes

 

No

One-on-one video call recording

 

Yes

 

No

Together mode

 

Yes

 

No

Breakout rooms

 

Create and Join

 

Join only

Whiteboard

 

Start and Sketch

 

Sketch only

Live event screen sharing

 

Yes

 

No

Chat screen sharing

 

Yes

 

No

Pop-out chat

 

Yes

 

No

Known issues with Zoom within Shift

Currently, there is a known issue where some Microsoft Teams users who have recently transitioned to the new app interface have reported missing unread badges and Teams app notifications in Shift. Click here to learn more about this.

Want to access your Zoom app in another Workspace? 

With all apps in Shift, you can create a shortcut to access them in any Workspace you choose. Check out this great resource on how to accomplish that here: All About App Shortcuts


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