At Microsoft, they know that work isn’t limited to sitting at a desk with a computer. We are all constantly on the road, working at home, at airports, on trains, buses and other commuting. And for people in certain industries, such as retail, healthcare, or service companies, your phone can be your primary or only device! This is why the Teams experience on your phone is just as crucial as the experience you have on your desktop. Microsoft has an entire team focused on optimizing the Teams mobile experience and building features to make your busy life easier. Below 10 benefits of the SharePoint mobile app.
Quiet hours and quiet days
It’s important to set personal boundaries and optimize your working hours in the way that works best for you and your job. But when we work with teams of people who are spread across time zones and have different work styles and tasks, there is often someone on our team who works all hours of the day. On Teams mobile, you can set “Quiet Hours” (e.g. 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM) and “Quiet Days” (e.g. Saturday and Sunday). This feature allows you to control your working time and relieve stress. quiet hours mobile gif.gif
Share content in a meeting from your mobile phone
This feature is a lifesaver when you’re away from your desk but still need to present content in a meeting or conversation. On Teams mobile, you can present PowerPoint slides, videos, photos, or even share your phone screen to show someone exactly what you’re watching on your phone. share content mobile gif.gif
Transfer a call from your laptop to your phone
Have you ever had to deliver an important conference call to rush to your next appointment or make sure you’re home in time for dinner? Teams makes it a seamless experience to transfer a conversation from your PC to your mobile device (or vice versa) without interrupting the flow of your meeting, so you can finish your work while also getting where you need to go.
The ability to send audio messages in chat is a great alternative to typing and is often preferred by people in regions where multiple dialects are spoken. You can send a message when you are on the road, taking a walk or even cooking, for example. And unlike text, a voice message can help bring your unique personality and tone to the message.
Like the beloved ‘dark mode’ in Windows Explorer, Office applications and Teams on your desktop, the Teams mobile app is available in dark mode! Dark mode is a great option for low-light environments, reduces strain on some people’s eyes and is a great battery saver.
Integrated Office Lens
Using our phones to take and share photos is already a powerful tool, but using the Office Lens through Teams takes it to the next level. The Office Lens recognizes when you take a photo of a whiteboard or a document and optimizes the photo for that medium – even straightening the document or making the writing of the whiteboard more visible. And you can annotate images with text or by drawing on the image with your finger.
Adjust bottom bar
Today, our phones often feel like an extension of ourselves; and the ability to customize how your phone is set up is crucial. You can customize your bottom navigation bar with the tools that make the most sense to you, giving you instant access to the tools you need.
The great thing about using Teams on your mobile device is that you can be really productive while working and between work sites. When you’re on-site with a customer or on the way to a customer, you can easily share your physical location with your manager from your Teams mobile app. This is especially important for people in a service role or who need check-in documentation for certain tasks. And since this is done through the Teams mobile app, it is secure and ‘compliant’.
Highlight your notifications with a quick swipe
It’s great to be able to jump start before you even get to the office, which is why we love the ability to swipe to mark messages and notifications as read/unread with one simple gesture. Because, as we know, there’s a big difference between a casual chat you read on your way to work and a notification with several items to follow up on.
Easily switch shifts with a colleague from your phone
If you’re a Firstling Worker, something as simple as figuring out your weekly schedule can be a major headache. Instead of taking a photo of a paper schedule in the break room, manually add your shifts to your own calendar and find the phone number of your colleague you want to swap shifts with. Use Shifts in Teams to manage your schedule and stay in touch with your team!
Whether you’re a manager planning your team, or just trying to remember when to work this week, Shifts in Teams will help. Read more here . shift.png If you already use Teams, make sure you have the Teams mobile app installed on your phone to take advantage of all these great features and more. Find Teams: App Store and Play Store If you’re not a Teams user yet, get started with Microsoft Teams today !