Microsoft announced earlier this month that Microsoft Teams had now reached 13 million daily active users, and this time the company also presented a couple of features of the next Teams that could have been off the radar. One of them is the possibility of publishing a single message on several channels at the same time, and it will work with a new "Select channel" button at the top of the message box.
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Microsoft did not share an accurate ETA for the crossing of publish channels, but it is likely to be a function that requires users to have some self-control to avoid creating too much noise. Other features of Incoming Equipment that Microsoft announced earlier this week include read receipts in the chat, priority notifications for time messages and channel moderators, allowing moderators to control what is post to a channel
Microsoft often says that Teams is the fastest growing applications in the Microsoft 365 galaxy, and it is certainly one that gets a lot of attention with frequent updates both on the desktop and on the mobile. Just over two years after its launch, the Teams now have more daily active users than Slack, although Slack CEO Steward Butterfield doesn't seem to worry about that. There is definitely room for both, but there are many reasons why Teams can offer more value to business users, especially in companies that already use Office 365.
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