Last year, Microsoft announced a new Together Mode for its Teams collaboration platform. While the feature is great for virtual meetings, it doesn’t allow users to upload custom backgrounds, and they can only choose the pre-set background options available in the Teams library.
In a recent update to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the software giant indicated that it’s planning to add support for custom Together Mode scenes in June 2021. This update will allow developers to create their own "immersive" scenes for meetings. “Build your own scenes that elevate your meeting experience. We believe that by making Together Mode extensible, creators can create immersive scenes and users can go beyond simple video conferencing. Started building your scenes by going to the Developer Portal for Microsoft Teams,” the company explained on the Microsoft 365 roadmap.
The Together Mode feature aims to make meetings more engaging by allowing people to connect and collaborate in the same virtual meeting space, such as a coffee shop or a meeting room. The firm says that the addition of custom Together Mode scenes for meetings will further improve the user experience by making it more fun and interactive for Teams users. In case you missed it, the app is also adding support for apps in external meetings and chats next month.