Microsoft Teams is rolling out a new update that allows users to share meeting invites with their colleagues easily. Twitter user Shawn Harry first spotted the feature, and it is now available in the Teams Windows and macOS desktop apps as well as on the web.
Just noticed "Share Invite" in a #microsoftTeams meeting has been added. Much easier to share Invite links now when in a meeting already. pic.twitter.com/7H4q08G6Qg
— Shawn Harry (@shawnharry) March 10, 2021
Prior to this update, the organizers had to create a calendar entry by filling out all the details in order to get the Meet Now link for an ad-hoc Teams meeting. Indeed, this was not a smooth workflow for people who want to copy a meeting link quickly and distribute it via Teams channels or chats.
This release has now simplified the process by introducing the ability to create instant meeting invites in Microsoft Teams. The app has now added a new flyout panel to the Meet button in the Calendar tab, with options to start the meeting immediately or get a meeting link for future use. The organizers can also copy and share the link with other participants in advance, which they can use to join the session. This option is available before or during the meeting.
The new instant meeting option is a welcome addition, and it will make things easier for both teachers and meeting organizers. Keep in mind that this update is gradually rolling out to all Teams users, and it should be generally available in early April. Let us know in the comments down below if you think that this feature will help to boost your productivity.