During the Windows 11 presentation event, held on Thursday (24), Microsoft announced the native integration of Teams directly in the operating system, eliminating the need to download a dedicated program to use it.
According to Panos Panay, Microsoft CPO, the integration is not limited to which platform the other user is using: “iOS, Android, Windows, it doesn’t matter”, said the executive.
In the video presented by Microsoft, you can see the Teams icon displayed on the Windows taskbar. With one click the user can see a list of recent contacts, and can quickly start a chat by text, voice or video.
In Windows 10 Teams does not come pre-installed with the operating system. To use it, you need to look for the installer in the official Microsoft store, download and then install it manually.
These news point to a strong Microsoft bet on Teams: during the pandemic, the app went from being used exclusively by the corporate sector to over 147 million daily active users, according to analysis from the German website Statista.