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MC533652 – (Updated) Avatars for Microsoft Teams (archived)

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check before: 2023-04-10

Product:

Microsoft 365 admin center, Teams

Platform:

Mac, US Instances, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Status:

Rolling out

Change type:

Admin impact, New feature, Updated message, User impact

Links:

107969

Details:

Updated June 26, 2023: We are expanding the licensing for avatars for Teams to be available to additional Teams commercial customers, so more users have the flexibility on how they represent themselves in meetings. Avatars for Teams will be available for Teams Essentials, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium, Microsoft 365 E3/E5, and Office 365 E1/E3/E5. A day of hybrid meetings can be exhausting, and we believe more users having access to avatars for Teams will give you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively.
Note: If you are using any other SKU, you will not be able to use Avatars in meetings, even if you have previously installed the Avatars app. To avoid confusion and potential errors, we recommend that Teams admins block the Avatars app for users who are not in the supported SKUs. You can do this by following the instructions here: Set up avatars for Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn. If you do not have a supported SKU for Avatars, you will still be able to see the Avatar feeds of other users who do have supported SKUs, but you will not be able to create your own Avatar or use it in a meeting.
Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.

Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.
This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969

[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out on June 29th and continue through the end of July.

Change Category:
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Scope:
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Release Phase:
Targeted Release

Created:
2023-03-28

updated:
2023-09-02

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2023-09-02MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-31MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-30MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-28MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-25MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-20MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-20MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-16MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-16MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-15MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-11MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-11MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-10MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-09MC Feature Status107969
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107969
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2023-08-09MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-08MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-08MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-07MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-07MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-05MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-04MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-04MC Feature Status107969
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Mac, InRollout, TargetedRelease
107969
All, Launched, StandardRelease
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2023-08-03MC Feature Status107969
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2023-08-02MC Feature Status107969
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Desktop, InRollout, TargetedRelease
All, InRollout, TargetedRelease
107969
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Desktop, Launched, StandardRelease
All, Launched, StandardRelease
2023-08-01MC Feature Status107969
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All, Launched, StandardRelease
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2023-07-31MC Feature Status107969
Mac, Launched, StandardRelease
Desktop, Launched, StandardRelease
All, Launched, StandardRelease
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Mac, InRollout, TargetedRelease
Desktop, InRollout, TargetedRelease
All, InRollout, TargetedRelease
2023-07-29MC Feature Status107969
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All, InRollout, TargetedRelease
107969
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All, Launched, StandardRelease
2023-07-29MC Feature Status107969
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2023-06-27MC Last Updated05/08/2023 22:22:322023-06-27T01:07:51Z
2023-06-27MC MessagesUpdated May 8, 2023: While in Public Preview, Avatars for Microsoft Teams was supported for all SKUs. However, at General Availability, Avatars for Microsoft Teams will only be supported for the following SKUs: Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3, Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Teams Premium.
Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.

Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.
This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969

[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late May and expect to complete by early July.
Updated June 26, 2023: We are expanding the licensing for avatars for Teams to be available to additional Teams commercial customers, so more users have the flexibility on how they represent themselves in meetings. Avatars for Teams will be available for Teams Essentials, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium, Microsoft 365 E3/E5, and Office 365 E1/E3/E5. A day of hybrid meetings can be exhausting, and we believe more users having access to avatars for Teams will give you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively.
Note: If you are using any other SKU, you will not be able to use Avatars in meetings, even if you have previously installed the Avatars app. To avoid confusion and potential errors, we recommend that Teams admins block the Avatars app for users who are not in the supported SKUs. You can do this by following the instructions here: Set up avatars for Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn. If you do not have a supported SKU for Avatars, you will still be able to see the Avatar feeds of other users who do have supported SKUs, but you will not be able to create your own Avatar or use it in a meeting.
Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.

Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.
This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969

[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out on June 29th and continue through the end of July.
2023-06-27MC End Time08/14/2023 09:00:002023-09-04T09:00:00Z
2023-06-27MC prepareSince Avatars are based on apps in Teams, you can manage these apps just as you would any others. See this page to learn more about how to manage apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center. Find out more at Manage your apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn
Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help > Give feedback. This is on the bottom left of your client.
https://learn.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/manage-apps
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=107969
Since Avatars are based on apps in Teams, you can manage these apps just as you would any others. See this page to learn more about how to manage apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center. Find out more at Manage your apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn
Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help > Give feedback. This is on the bottom left of your client.
https://learn.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/manage-apps
https://learn.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/meeting-avatars
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=107969
2023-05-09MC MessagesUpdated May 2, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.

Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.
This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969

[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late May and expect to complete by early July.
Updated May 8, 2023: While in Public Preview, Avatars for Microsoft Teams was supported for all SKUs. However, at General Availability, Avatars for Microsoft Teams will only be supported for the following SKUs: Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3, Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Teams Premium.
Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.

Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.
This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969

[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late May and expect to complete by early July.
2023-05-09MC Last Updated05/02/2023 22:08:002023-05-08T22:22:32Z
2023-05-03MC MessagesAvatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.

Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.
This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969

[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.
Standard Release: We are working hard to begin rolling this out in May and will communicate any changes via Message Center
Updated May 2, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.

Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.
This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969

[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late May and expect to complete by early July.
2023-05-03MC TitleNow in public preview: Avatars for Microsoft Teams(Updated) Avatars for Microsoft Teams
2023-05-03MC Last Updated03/27/2023 17:17:562023-05-02T22:08:00Z
2023-05-03MC MessageTagNamesNew feature, User impact, Admin impactUpdated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact
2023-05-03MC End Time05/22/2023 09:00:002023-08-14T09:00:00Z

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