Microsoft is planning to change how the native device permissions for third-party apps are handled in Teams. The Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile apps already let users manually grant access permissions to each third-party app, and this experience is now coming to the web clients.
Currently, Microsoft Teams web users who want to access their microphone, camera, and location within third-party applications need to configure device permission in the web browser. To make the experience more secure, Microsoft will soon allow users to allow permissions at a per-app level directly within the Teams web app.
“In order to better secure Microsoft Teams third-party applications that request native device permissions – such as camera, microphone or location access – we will be requiring users to manually opt-in for these permissions per app in the Microsoft Teams web browser experience. We are already doing this on the Teams desktop and mobile clients,” the company explained on the Microsoft 365 roadmap.
According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the new security feature will begin rolling out to Teams web users worldwide in February 2022. In case you missed it, Microsoft is also working to bring new Fluent-designed emojis to Teams, Outlook, and other Microsoft 365 services.