Video conferencing platform Microsoft Teams will get an end-to-end encryption feature soon, as per Microsoft. With this feature, the group video conferencing platform for professionals will get an additional layer of security with which they would be able to hold sensitive conversations online.
As per the official webpage, “Teams will support an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls, providing an additional option for conducting sensitive online conversations. To support customer security and compliance requirements, IT will have full control of who can use E2EE in the organization.”
The feature is currently in development and will be released in July this year.
Microsoft is slowly augmenting its video conferencing platform with new tools. Two months back, Microsoft announced that Teams would get a Reporter mode, along with Standout and Side-by-side modes. The Reporter mode will allow you to place the content above your shoulders as your picture appears in the front, like how content appears during a TV news presentation. The Standout mode, launched in March only, will make the presenter come to the foreground while the content floats at the back on a slide deck, while Side-by-side displays content on one side of the screen, with the other side taken by the presenter.
In all three modes, the actual background of the presenter is removed from the presentation and replaced by either the content that is going to be shown or by the picture of the person presenting that particular chunk of content or both.