Microsoft has unveiled an update on its Microsoft 365 roadmap, introducing a fresh chat experience within Microsoft Teams. This enhancement enables users to seamlessly open web links from chats in Microsoft Teams using Microsoft Edge. For example, when a user clicks on a web link within a chat, the link will now launch in Microsoft Edge, appearing alongside the ongoing Teams conversation. This feature promotes multitasking, allowing users to maintain their chat discussion while simultaneously viewing the linked web content.
The newly introduced feature is identified with the code 126334 and was appended to the roadmap on August 4, 2023. This update is tailored exclusively for Microsoft Teams and pertains to the Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) cloud instance. The platform for this development is the web.
While they announced this feature, another Outlook feature was postponed indefinitely.
It will be rolled out in several stages, commencing with the targeted release for select people. It will subsequently progress to general availability, followed by further targeted release phases encompassing the entire organization. Anticipated to kick off in September 2023, this staged rollout approach ensures a gradual integration of the feature.