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MC709270 – (Updated) Mute with Windows Taskbar available in the new Microsoft Teams on Windows

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check before: 2024-02-06

Product:

Teams

Platform:

US Instances, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Status:

Launched

Change type:

New feature, Updated message, User impact

Links:

191528

Details:

Summary:
The new Microsoft Teams on Windows now has a Mute feature available in the Windows Taskbar. Users can mute and unmute their audio by clicking the mic icon or using a keyboard shortcut. The rollout is expected to begin in early June 2024 and complete by mid-June 2024 for targeted release, and mid-June 2024 to late September 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but organizations can distribute updates on the rollout if applicable.

Details:
Updated May 1, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by mid-June 2024 (previously late May).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out mid-June 2024 (previously early June) and expect to complete by late September 2024 (previously late June).

Change Category:
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Scope:
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Release Phase:
Standard Release

Created:
2024-01-23

updated:
2024-05-02

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2024-05-02MC Last Updated04/27/2024 01:18:422024-05-01T22:35:03Z
2024-05-02MC MessagesUpdated April 26, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 (previously late April) and expect to complete by late May 2024 (previously mid-May).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously late May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously early June).
Updated May 1, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by mid-June 2024 (previously late May).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out mid-June 2024 (previously early June) and expect to complete by late September 2024 (previously late June).
2024-05-02MC End Time08/05/2024 09:00:002024-11-04T08:00:00Z
2024-05-02MC SummaryThe new Microsoft Teams on Windows now has a Mute feature available in the Windows Taskbar. Users can mute and unmute their audio by clicking the mic icon or using a keyboard shortcut. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-May 2024 and complete by late May 2024 for targeted release, and early June 2024 to late June 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but organizations can distribute updates on the rollout if applicable.The new Microsoft Teams on Windows now has a Mute feature available in the Windows Taskbar. Users can mute and unmute their audio by clicking the mic icon or using a keyboard shortcut. The rollout is expected to begin in early June 2024 and complete by mid-June 2024 for targeted release, and mid-June 2024 to late September 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but organizations can distribute updates on the rollout if applicable.
2024-04-27MC MessagesUpdated April 25, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out late April 2024 (previously mid-April) and expect to complete by mid-May 2024 (previously late April).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out late May 2024 (previously early May) and expect to complete by early June 2024 (previously late May).
Updated April 26, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 (previously late April) and expect to complete by late May 2024 (previously mid-May).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously late May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously early June).
2024-04-27MC Last Updated04/26/2024 02:00:282024-04-27T01:18:42Z
2024-04-27MC SummaryThe new Microsoft Teams on Windows now has a Mute feature available in the Windows Taskbar. Users can mute and unmute their audio by clicking the mic icon or using a keyboard shortcut. The rollout is expected to begin in late April 2024 and complete by mid-May 2024 for targeted release, and late May 2024 to early June 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but organizations can distribute updates on the rollout if applicable.The new Microsoft Teams on Windows now has a Mute feature available in the Windows Taskbar. Users can mute and unmute their audio by clicking the mic icon or using a keyboard shortcut. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-May 2024 and complete by late May 2024 for targeted release, and early June 2024 to late June 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but organizations can distribute updates on the rollout if applicable.
2024-04-26MC MessagesUpdated March 20, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 (previously mid-April) and expect to complete by late May 2024 (previously late April).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously early May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously late May).
Updated April 25, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out late April 2024 (previously mid-April) and expect to complete by mid-May 2024 (previously late April).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out late May 2024 (previously early May) and expect to complete by early June 2024 (previously late May).
2024-04-26MC Last Updated03/20/2024 22:34:502024-04-26T02:00:28Z
2024-04-26MC SummaryThe new Microsoft Teams on Windows now has a Mute feature available in the Windows Taskbar. Users can mute and unmute their audio by clicking the mic icon or using a keyboard shortcut. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-May 2024 and complete by late May 2024 for targeted release, and early June 2024 to late June 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but organizations can distribute updates on the rollout if applicable.The new Microsoft Teams on Windows now has a Mute feature available in the Windows Taskbar. Users can mute and unmute their audio by clicking the mic icon or using a keyboard shortcut. The rollout is expected to begin in late April 2024 and complete by mid-May 2024 for targeted release, and late May 2024 to early June 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but organizations can distribute updates on the rollout if applicable.
2024-04-18MC Feature Status191528
All, Launched, StandardRelease
Desktop, Launched, StandardRelease
2024-03-21MC Last Updated02/26/2024 04:06:592024-03-20T22:34:50Z
2024-03-21MC MessagesUpdated February 25, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out mid-April 2024 (previously mid-March) and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously late March).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out early May 2024 (previously early April) and expect to complete by late May 2024 (previously late April).
Updated March 20, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 (previously mid-April) and expect to complete by late May 2024 (previously late April).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously early May) and expect to complete by late June 2024 (previously late May).
2024-03-21MC End Time07/01/2024 09:00:002024-08-05T09:00:00Z
2024-03-21MC SummaryThe new Microsoft Teams on Windows now allows muting and unmuting audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar. The rollout will begin mid-April 2024 and complete by late April 2024 for targeted release, and early May 2024 to late May 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but updates on this rollout can be distributed to the organization.The new Microsoft Teams on Windows now has a Mute feature available in the Windows Taskbar. Users can mute and unmute their audio by clicking the mic icon or using a keyboard shortcut. The rollout is expected to begin in mid-May 2024 and complete by late May 2024 for targeted release, and early June 2024 to late June 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but organizations can distribute updates on the rollout if applicable.
2024-02-26MC Last Updated01/31/2024 00:24:422024-02-26T04:06:59Z
2024-02-26MC MessagesThe Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February) and expect to complete by late March 2024 (previously late February).
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early April 2024 (previously early March) and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously mid-April).
Updated February 25, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out mid-April 2024 (previously mid-March) and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously late March).
Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: We will begin rolling out early May 2024 (previously early April) and expect to complete by late May 2024 (previously late April).
2024-02-26MC End Time05/31/2024 09:00:002024-07-01T09:00:00Z
2024-02-26MC SummaryThe new Microsoft Teams on Windows now allows muting and unmuting audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar. The rollout will begin mid-April 2024 and complete by late April 2024 for targeted release, and early May 2024 to late May 2024 for worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD. No action is needed to prepare, but updates on this rollout can be distributed to the organization.
2024-01-31MC MessagesThe Mute On Air feature is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.
To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by late February 2024.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early March 2024 and expect to complete by mid-April 2024
The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:
Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + K to mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.
-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.


This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release: We will begin rolling out mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February) and expect to complete by late March 2024 (previously late February).
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early April 2024 (previously early March) and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously mid-April).
2024-01-31MC TitleMute On Air available in the new Microsoft Teams on Windows(Updated) Mute with Windows Taskbar available in the new Microsoft Teams on Windows
2024-01-31MC Last Updated01/23/2024 01:44:452024-01-31T00:24:42Z
2024-01-31MC MessageTagNamesNew feature, User impactUpdated message, New feature, User impact

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