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MC715693 – (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Chat for organizers and presenters in Town Hall

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check before: 2024-02-28

Product:

Teams

Platform:

Mac, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Status:

In development

Change type:

Admin impact, New feature, Updated message, User impact

Links:

377303

Details:

Summary:
Microsoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-September 2024 for Targeted Release and late September 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.

Details:
Updated July 10, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out mid-September 2024 (previously early August) and expect to complete by late September 2024 (previously mid-August).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out late September 2024 (previously mid-August) and expect to complete by mid-October 2024 (previously late August).

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Scope:
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Release Phase:
General Availability, Targeted Release

Created:
2024-02-14

updated:
2024-07-11

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2024-07-11MC Last Updated06/06/2024 23:43:372024-07-10T15:38:39Z
2024-07-11MC MessagesUpdated June 6, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early August 2024 (previously early July) and expect to complete by mid-August 2024 (previously mid-July).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-August 2024 (previously mid-July) and expect to complete by late August 2024 (previously late July).
Updated July 10, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out mid-September 2024 (previously early August) and expect to complete by late September 2024 (previously mid-August).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out late September 2024 (previously mid-August) and expect to complete by mid-October 2024 (previously late August).
2024-07-11MC End Time10/07/2024 09:00:002024-11-25T08:00:00Z
2024-07-11MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in early August 2024 for Targeted Release and mid-August 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.Microsoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-September 2024 for Targeted Release and late September 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.
2024-06-07MC Last Updated04/23/2024 21:17:372024-06-06T23:43:37Z
2024-06-07MC MessagesUpdated April 23, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early July 2024 (previously mid-June) and expect to complete by mid-July 2024 (previously late June).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-July7 2024 (previously late June) and expect to complete by late July 2024 (previously early July).
Updated June 6, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early August 2024 (previously early July) and expect to complete by mid-August 2024 (previously mid-July).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-August 2024 (previously mid-July) and expect to complete by late August 2024 (previously late July).
2024-06-07MC End Time09/02/2024 09:00:002024-10-07T09:00:00Z
2024-06-07MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in early July 2024 for Targeted Release and mid-July 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.Microsoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in early August 2024 for Targeted Release and mid-August 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.
2024-04-24MC Last Updated04/05/2024 01:22:482024-04-23T21:17:37Z
2024-04-24MC MessagesUpdated April 4, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out mid-June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously early June).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out late June 2024 (previously early June) and expect to complete by early July 2024 (previously late June).
Updated April 23, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early July 2024 (previously mid-June) and expect to complete by mid-July 2024 (previously late June).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-July7 2024 (previously late June) and expect to complete by late July 2024 (previously early July).
2024-04-24MC End Time08/26/2024 09:00:002024-09-02T09:00:00Z
2024-04-24MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-June 2024 for Targeted Release and late June 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.Microsoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in early July 2024 for Targeted Release and mid-July 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.
2024-04-05MC Last Updated04/04/2024 00:03:552024-04-05T01:22:48Z
2024-04-05MC MessagesUpdated March 15, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 (previously late March) and expect to complete by early June 2024 (previously early April).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously early April) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously mid-April).
Updated April 4, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out mid-June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously early June).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out late June 2024 (previously early June) and expect to complete by early July 2024 (previously late June).
2024-04-05MC End Time08/05/2024 09:00:002024-08-26T09:00:00Z
2024-04-05MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-May 2024 for Targeted Release and early June 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.Microsoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-June 2024 for Targeted Release and late June 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.
2024-04-04MC Last Updated03/15/2024 23:25:562024-04-04T00:03:55Z
2024-04-04MC MessagesUpdated March 15, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out late March 2024 (previously early March) and expect to complete by early April 2024 (previously mid-March).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out early April 2024 (previously mid-March) and expect to complete by mid-April 2024 (previously late March).
Updated March 15, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 (previously late March) and expect to complete by early June 2024 (previously early April).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously early April) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously mid-April).
2024-04-04MC End Time05/27/2024 09:00:002024-08-05T09:00:00Z
2024-04-04MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in late March 2024 for Targeted Release and early April 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.Microsoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-May 2024 for Targeted Release and early June 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.
2024-03-16MC MessagesThis new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.
On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early March 2024 and expect to complete by mid-March 2024.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-March 2024 and expect to complete by late March 2024.
Updated March 15, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new Microsoft Teams feature for Town Hall empowers organizers, presenters, and even external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This functionality facilitates real-time collaboration, whether prepping pre-event, coordinating seamlessly during presentations, or debriefing post-event, this feature is your ultimate tool for driving impactful and successful virtual events.

On the Town Hall Scheduling form, the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. After the event is created, the organizer can access this chat before/after the event from the Town Hall Scheduling form, the Teams Calendar, or the event's Details page. Presenters (and external presenters from guests and federated tenants) can access this chat before/after the event from the Teams Calendar or the event's Details page. This chat will appear in their chat pane. During the event, organizers, presenters, and external presenters (including anonymous presenters) can access this chat from within the in-meeting chat by selecting the tab for Organizers and Presenters.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 377303
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out late March 2024 (previously early March) and expect to complete by early April 2024 (previously mid-March).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out early April 2024 (previously mid-March) and expect to complete by mid-April 2024 (previously late March).
2024-03-16MC TitleMicrosoft Teams: Chat for organizers and presenters in Town Hall(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Chat for organizers and presenters in Town Hall
2024-03-16MC Last Updated02/14/2024 02:09:022024-03-15T23:25:56Z
2024-03-16MC MessageTagNamesNew feature, User impact, Admin impactUpdated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact
2024-03-16MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. The feature will be available in Teams when it is released, and event organizers must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The feature will be rolled out in early to mid-March 2024. No action is required to prepare, but users may want to notify their colleagues and update relevant documentation.Microsoft Teams is introducing a new feature for Town Hall events that allows organizers, presenters, and external presenters to engage in private discussions before, during, and after their virtual events. This feature will be automatically available in Microsoft Teams when it is released, and the event organizer must define their presenters and external presenters for this exclusive group chat to be created. The rollout is expected to begin in late March 2024 for Targeted Release and early April 2024 for Worldwide. No action is required to prepare for this feature.
2024-03-05MC Feature Status377303
All, FeatureRolloutStatusNotSupported
Desktop, FeatureRolloutStatusNotSupported
Mac, FeatureRolloutStatusNotSupported
2024-03-02MC Feature Status377303
All, FeatureRolloutStatusNotSupported
Desktop, FeatureRolloutStatusNotSupported
Mac, FeatureRolloutStatusNotSupported

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