Microsoft is improving the free version of Microsoft Teams for Windows 11. The built-in app now includes support for Microsoft Teams communities, the company’s answer to Facebook and the Discord platform. This is reported by The Verge.
The company launched Microsoft Teams communities in December for families, friends and small groups to organize meetings and chats. Until now, the feature was limited to mobile devices, but now Windows 11 users will also be able to create and manage communities within Teams.
“On Windows 11, community owners can create communities from scratch, share and invite members, create and host events, moderate content with critical trust and safety features, and get notified about all important activities,” explained VP Microsoft Teams President Amit Fulay.
Soon, the company plans to expand community support, including on Windows 10 and macOS.
Also, Teams will get support for Microsoft Designer, an art tool with artificial intelligence. It allows you to generate images, for example, for event invitations or social media posts, using text prompts.
In addition, Microsoft is updating the mobile group messaging service GroupMe. It will receive call support in Microsoft Teams. This means that users will now be able to create Teams calls inside GroupMe chats and join group video calls.
Previously, Microsoft announced changes in providing access to the Amazon Appstore – now any developer with an Amazon Appstore Developer account can submit their application for testing for distribution on Windows 11.