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Microsoft adds push-to-talk Walkie Talkie feature to Teams

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?

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