FYI Microsoft is adding a new push-to-talk Walkie Talkie feature to Microsoft Teams. It will be available in preview in the coming months; the feature will turn smartphones or tablets into a walkie-talkie that will work over Wi-Fi or cellular data. Microsoft will embed the feature at the center of its navigation bar inside Microsoft Teams..
Microsoft is positioning this as a more secure way of using a traditional walkie-talkie. “Unlike analog devices with unsecure networks, customers no longer have to worry about crosstalk or eavesdropping from outsiders,” says Emma Williams, a Microsoft corporate vice president, as reported in The Verge.
Slack, WhatsApp, or Messenger don’t have this walkie-talkie feature. Remember there was that Apple push-to-talk for FaceTime audio?