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MC789315 – (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Create avatars from photo

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check before: 2024-05-15

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Microsoft 365 admin center, Microsoft 365 suite, Priva, SharePoint, Teams

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Mac, World tenant

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Summary:
Microsoft Teams will introduce a feature to create avatars from photos using AI technology, rolling out in early June to late June 2024. It requires a quad-core processor, 4 GB RAM, and is available for various Microsoft Teams and Office 365 licenses. Users can create up to three avatars and need Teams 2.1 or newer on Windows PC or Mac. To prepare, enable Avatars for Microsoft Teams in the Teams Admin Center.

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Updated June 6, 2024: We have updated the content below to clarify the steps to enable the feature. Thank you for your patience.
In Microsoft Teams, you will be able to take or upload a photo and let our AI-enabled technology generate your digital avatar.
[When this will happen:]
Public Preview: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously mid-June).

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Created:
2024-05-01

updated:
2024-06-07

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2024-06-07MC MessagesUpdated May 24, 2024: We have updated the content below to clarify the steps to enable the feature. Thank you for your patience.
In Microsoft Teams, you will be able to take or upload a photo and let our AI-enabled technology generate your digital avatar.
[When this will happen:]
Public Preview: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously mid-June).
Updated June 6, 2024: We have updated the content below to clarify the steps to enable the feature. Thank you for your patience.
In Microsoft Teams, you will be able to take or upload a photo and let our AI-enabled technology generate your digital avatar.
[When this will happen:]
Public Preview: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously mid-June).
2024-06-07MC Last Updated05/24/2024 21:21:312024-06-06T23:33:02Z
2024-06-07MC prepareTo enable the Create avatar from photo feature in Microsoft Teams, turn on Avatars for Microsoft Teams via the Teams Admin Center.
Additional Resources:
Learn more about how to manage apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center:
Manage your apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn
This feature will also be available in Microsoft Teams 2.1 (i.e., new Teams) for Public Preview.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-apps
To enable the Create avatar from photo feature in Microsoft Teams, turn on Avatars for Microsoft Teams via the Teams Admin Center.
Additional Resources:
Learn more about how to manage apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center:
Manage your apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn
This feature will also be available in Microsoft Teams 2.1 (i.e., new Teams) for Public Preview.
Mesh, in alignment with the broader M365 policies & operational practices, ensures the safety of your data as you traverse through the platform. Some of our commitments are listed below:
Mesh secures data at rest and in transit.
Microsoft does not control your data.
Mesh data is stored in accordance with M365 data commitments and honors the EU Data Boundary (EUDB).
Microsoft Mesh adopts the privacy features from Microsoft 365, Teams and SharePoint where applicable. For more information, see Microsoft Privacy Statement, General Data Protection Regulation and the Microsoft EU Data Boundary.
How are users photos being stored?
Users photos are not retained or used for any other purpose. Learn more about Biometric Use in the Create Avatars from Photo feature ⁠here.
Where are they stored?
Users photos are not retained or used for any other purpose. Learn more about Biometric Use in the Create Avatars from Photo feature ⁠here.
https://learn.microsoft.com/compliance/regulatory/gdpr
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-apps
https://privacy.microsoft.co/privacystatement
https://support.microsoft.com/office/join-a-meeting-as-an-avatar-in-microsoft-teams-5384e7b7-30c7-4bcb-8065-0c9e830cc8ad#bkmk_create_avatar_from_photo
https://www.microsoft.com/trust-center/privacy/european-data-boundary-eudb
2024-06-07MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams will introduce a feature to create avatars from photos using AI technology, rolling out in early June to late June 2024. It requires a quad-core processor, 4 GB RAM, and is available for various Microsoft Teams and Office 365 licenses. Users can create up to three avatars and need Teams 2.1 or newer on Windows PC or Mac. To prepare, enable Mesh Avatars in the Teams Admin Center.Microsoft Teams will introduce a feature to create avatars from photos using AI technology, rolling out in early June to late June 2024. It requires a quad-core processor, 4 GB RAM, and is available for various Microsoft Teams and Office 365 licenses. Users can create up to three avatars and need Teams 2.1 or newer on Windows PC or Mac. To prepare, enable Avatars for Microsoft Teams in the Teams Admin Center.
2024-05-25MC MessagesUpdated May 22, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
In Microsoft Teams, you will be able to take or upload a photo and let our AI-enabled technology generate your digital avatar.
[When this will happen:]
Public Preview: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously mid-June).
Updated May 24, 2024: We have updated the content below to clarify the steps to enable the feature. Thank you for your patience.
In Microsoft Teams, you will be able to take or upload a photo and let our AI-enabled technology generate your digital avatar.
[When this will happen:]
Public Preview: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously mid-June).
2024-05-25MC Last Updated05/23/2024 00:17:102024-05-24T21:21:31Z
2024-05-25MC prepareTo enable the Create avatar from photo feature in Microsoft Teams, turn on Mesh Avatars via the Teams Admin Center.
Additional Resources:
Learn more about how to manage apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center:
Manage your apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn
This feature will also be available in Microsoft Teams 2.1 (i.e., new Teams) for Public Preview.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-apps
To enable the Create avatar from photo feature in Microsoft Teams, turn on Avatars for Microsoft Teams via the Teams Admin Center.
Additional Resources:
Learn more about how to manage apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center:
Manage your apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn
This feature will also be available in Microsoft Teams 2.1 (i.e., new Teams) for Public Preview.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-apps
2024-05-23MC MessagesIn Microsoft Teams, you will be able to take or upload a photo and let our AI-enabled technology generate your digital avatar.
[When this will happen:]
Public Preview: We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 and expect to complete by mid-June 2024.
Updated May 22, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
In Microsoft Teams, you will be able to take or upload a photo and let our AI-enabled technology generate your digital avatar.
[When this will happen:]
Public Preview: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously mid-June).
2024-05-23MC TitleMicrosoft Teams: Create avatars from photo(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Create avatars from photo
2024-05-23MC Last Updated05/01/2024 01:48:222024-05-23T00:17:10Z
2024-05-23MC MessageTagNamesNew feature, User impact, Admin impactUpdated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact
2024-05-23MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams will introduce a feature to create avatars from photos using AI technology, rolling out in mid-May to mid-June 2024. It requires a quad-core processor, 4 GB RAM, and is available for various Microsoft Teams and Office 365 licenses. Users can create up to three avatars and need Teams 2.1 or newer on Windows PC or Mac. To prepare, enable Mesh Avatars in the Teams Admin Center.Microsoft Teams will introduce a feature to create avatars from photos using AI technology, rolling out in early June to late June 2024. It requires a quad-core processor, 4 GB RAM, and is available for various Microsoft Teams and Office 365 licenses. Users can create up to three avatars and need Teams 2.1 or newer on Windows PC or Mac. To prepare, enable Mesh Avatars in the Teams Admin Center.

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