Microsoft to introduce a new built-in video conferencing feature for Windows 10 PC/Laptops
Microsoft released the new Windows 10 Insider Build 20211 on 10th September where the testers were able to spot Microsoft experimenting with adding Skype “Meet Now” feature directly into the shell. However, the new update on the company’s official website says that Microsoft has pulled back the update as it was causing installation issues.
Coming to the Built-in video conferencing feature it was known that Microsoft is testing a new feature in Windows 10 preview builds that integrates Skype’s Meet Now video conferencing feature directly into the operating system. As you all know the Coronavirus outbreak has digitized many businesses and relying on video conferencing to stay in touch with coworkers, friends, and family.
The new feature in the latest preview build adds a small button to the Windows 10 system tray when enabled. It was known that when the users clicked on it a flyout appears that allows you to ‘Create a meeting’ or ‘Join a meeting.’ After selecting one of these options the OS will launch the Skype app and automatically start the appropriate feature. Amazing isn’t it?
New in 20211: Microsoft experimenting with adding Skype "Meet Now" feature directly into the shell.
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related tfs/velocity ids 28170999 (MeetNow), 28582629 (MeetNow_Selfhost), and others, see features.txt pic.twitter.com/hayD73fW9T
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The question that comes in is, what if the user does not have Skype installed on its system? It was known that Windows 10 will launch a browser to create or be a part of a Skype web site assembly from the place you’ll be able to create or be a part of a gathering. And it is as obvious that Windows 10 will operate it through the new Edge browser.
If you want to test this feature then you install the Windows 10 Insider Build 20211. For installing the new update you need to sign up to the Dev channel and then check the software update page in Windows 10 settings app for downloading and installing the new update. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News.