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MC687206 – (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Private Line

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check before: 2023-11-18

Product:

Teams

Platform:

US Instances, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Status:

Launched

Change type:

New feature, Updated message, User impact

Links:

181616

Details:

Summary:
Microsoft Teams is introducing a new calling feature called Private Line, which allows users to have a private second phone number for select callers to call them directly. The feature will support incoming calls only and will be rolled out worldwide and to GCC in mid-February 2024. The message also states that the feature will not be released to GCC High and DoD at this time. There is nothing that organizations need to do to prepare for the feature.

Details:
Updated April 2, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Note: We are not releasing this feature to GCC High and DoD at this time and apologize for any inconvenience. We will communicate via Message center with a new timeline when available.
We are introducing a new calling feature. With private line, users will be able to have a private second phone number that they can make available to a select set of callers to call them directly, bypassing delegates, admins, or assistants. Inbound calls to the private line will be distinguished by a unique notification and ringtone. The private line will support incoming calls only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 181616
[When this will happen]:
Worldwide and GCC: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 (previously early December) and expect to complete by mid-April 2024 (previously late February).

Change Category:
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Scope:
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Release Phase:
Standard Release

Created:
2023-11-04

updated:
2024-04-03

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DatePropertyoldnew
2024-04-03MC Last Updated03/11/2024 21:44:142024-04-03T01:09:38Z
2024-04-03MC MessagesUpdated March 11, 2024: We are not releasing this feature to GCC High and DoD at this time and apologize for any inconvenience. We will communicate via Message center with a new timeline when available.
We are introducing a new calling feature. With private line, users will be able to have a private second phone number that they can make available to a select set of callers to call them directly, bypassing delegates, admins, or assistants. Inbound calls to the private line will be distinguished by a unique notification and ringtone. The private line will support incoming calls only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 181616
[When this will happen]:
Worldwide and GCC: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 (previously early December) and expect to complete by late February 2024 (previously mid-December).
Updated April 2, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Note: We are not releasing this feature to GCC High and DoD at this time and apologize for any inconvenience. We will communicate via Message center with a new timeline when available.
We are introducing a new calling feature. With private line, users will be able to have a private second phone number that they can make available to a select set of callers to call them directly, bypassing delegates, admins, or assistants. Inbound calls to the private line will be distinguished by a unique notification and ringtone. The private line will support incoming calls only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 181616
[When this will happen]:
Worldwide and GCC: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 (previously early December) and expect to complete by mid-April 2024 (previously late February).
2024-04-03MC End Time04/01/2024 10:00:002024-05-27T10:00:00Z
2024-03-12MC Last Updated11/30/2023 20:25:372024-03-11T21:44:14Z
2024-03-12MC MessagesUpdated November 30, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are introducing a new calling feature. With private line, users will be able to have a private second phone number that they can make available to a select set of callers to call them directly, bypassing delegates, admins, or assistants. Inbound calls to the private line will be distinguished by a unique notification and ringtone. The private line will support incoming calls only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 181616
[When this will happen]:
Standard Release and GCC: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 (previously early December) and expect to complete by late February 2024 (previously mid-December).
GCC High and DoD: We will begin rolling out in mid-March 2024 (previously early January) and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously early February).
Updated March 11, 2024: We are not releasing this feature to GCC High and DoD at this time and apologize for any inconvenience. We will communicate via Message center with a new timeline when available.
We are introducing a new calling feature. With private line, users will be able to have a private second phone number that they can make available to a select set of callers to call them directly, bypassing delegates, admins, or assistants. Inbound calls to the private line will be distinguished by a unique notification and ringtone. The private line will support incoming calls only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 181616
[When this will happen]:
Worldwide and GCC: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 (previously early December) and expect to complete by late February 2024 (previously mid-December).
2024-03-12MC End Time06/03/2024 10:00:002024-04-01T10:00:00Z
2024-03-12MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams is introducing a new calling feature called Private Line, which allows users to have a private second phone number for select callers to call them directly. The feature will support incoming calls only and will be rolled out worldwide and to GCC in mid-February 2024. The message also states that the feature will not be released to GCC High and DoD at this time. There is nothing that organizations need to do to prepare for the feature.
2024-02-13MC Feature Status181616
All, Launched, TargetedRelease
Desktop, Launched, TargetedRelease
181616
All, Launched, StandardRelease
Desktop, Launched, StandardRelease
2024-02-12MC Feature Status181616
All, Launched, StandardRelease
Desktop, Launched, StandardRelease
181616
All, Launched, TargetedRelease
Desktop, Launched, TargetedRelease
2024-02-09MC Feature Status181616
All, Launched, TargetedRelease
Desktop, Launched, TargetedRelease
181616
All, Launched, StandardRelease
Desktop, Launched, StandardRelease
2024-02-08MC Feature Status181616
All, Launched, StandardRelease
Desktop, Launched, StandardRelease
181616
All, Launched, TargetedRelease
Desktop, Launched, TargetedRelease
2024-02-08MC Feature Status181616
All, Launched, TargetedRelease
Desktop, Launched, TargetedRelease
181616
All, Launched, StandardRelease
Desktop, Launched, StandardRelease
2024-02-07MC Feature Status181616
All, Scheduled
Desktop, Scheduled
181616
All, Launched, TargetedRelease
Desktop, Launched, TargetedRelease
2024-01-12MC Feature Status181616
All, Scheduled
Desktop, Scheduled
2023-12-01MC MessagesWe are introducing a new calling feature. With private line, users will be able to have a private second phone number that they can make available to a select set of callers to call them directly, bypassing delegates, admins, or assistants. Inbound calls to the private line will be distinguished by a unique notification and ringtone. The private line will support incoming calls only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 181616
[When this will happen]:
Standard Release and GCC: We will begin rolling out early December and expect to complete by mid-December.
GCCH and DoD: We will begin rolling out in early January and expect to complete by early February.
Updated November 30, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are introducing a new calling feature. With private line, users will be able to have a private second phone number that they can make available to a select set of callers to call them directly, bypassing delegates, admins, or assistants. Inbound calls to the private line will be distinguished by a unique notification and ringtone. The private line will support incoming calls only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 181616
[When this will happen]:
Standard Release and GCC: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 (previously early December) and expect to complete by late February 2024 (previously mid-December).
GCC High and DoD: We will begin rolling out in mid-March 2024 (previously early January) and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously early February).
2023-12-01MC TitleMicrosoft Teams: Private Line(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Private Line
2023-12-01MC Last Updated11/04/2023 00:28:292023-11-30T20:25:37Z
2023-12-01MC MessageTagNamesNew feature, User impactUpdated message, New feature, User impact
2023-12-01MC End Time03/05/2024 09:00:002024-06-03T10:00:00Z

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