Microsoft Teams is planning to add an option to assign more than one organizer to meetings. Last week, the company confirmed on the UserVoice forum that the ability to assign a co-organizer role is currently in the works, and it’s finally coming to Teams meetings.
Microsoft Teams currently offers three roles for online classes and meetings. By default, the meeting organizer is the one who created the meeting. Organizers can not be changed, and they can assign roles to each participant to determine who is a presenter or attendee. You can learn more about these roles on this support page.
Typically, the meeting organizer has many capabilities, including the ability to share content, invite other participants, and start or stop the recording. As of today, Microsoft Teams meetings only support one organizer, but this restriction is finally going away. “Thank you for your feedback. The feature team is planning to add a co-organizer role for Teams meetings. We will share an update as soon as one is available,” a Microsoft Teams engineer wrote on the UserVoice forum.
Considering that thousands of Teams across the globe have moved to remote work in recent months, the requirement for this feature in Teams had become pretty much important than ever. Once Microsoft rolls out co-organizer support, organizers will be able to delegate the organizer role to another participant in their absence.
There’s no clear ETA yet for when this change will go live in the app, but we’ll let you know as soon as we get more information. Sound off in the comments if you think that a co-organizer role will help to ensure a smooth workflow.