Microsoft Corporation said it is launching a Windows 11 update that includes its Chat feature for talking with friends and family members over Microsoft Teams. People who are testing Windows 11 through the Windows Insider program will be able to try the Chat software before Windows 11 generally becomes available for everyone later this year.
The addition of the component into Windows could bring more significant adoption of Teams, which became more popular during the coronavirus pandemic.In addition, if more people use Teams, the software could become a more valuable asset in the Office suite, which is currently the largest part of Microsoft business.Brandon LeBlanc, a Microsoft senior program manager, said that people could access the Chat feature by entering the keyboard shortcut Win-C from any screen in Windows 11.
LeBlanc said that if a person using Chat sends a message to a person who’s not on Teams, the recipient will get the message in an email or an SMS message, and Microsoft Corporation will provide an option to join Teams. It’s possible to sync Skype and Outlook contacts.Microsoft Corporation did add pre-installed Skype apps into Windows 10 in 2015, and last year, after the pandemic arrived, the company tried to make it easy for people to start Skype calls from c Now feature. With Windows 11, the focus is instead on Teams, which had 145 million daily active users as of April.