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Microsoft has just wrapped up its November updates for Microsoft Teams where the company rolled out at least one feature per day. Already in December, the company is delivering new additions to the service, with the introduction of Microsoft Teams Communities this week.

Available for Teams users on iOS and Android, the communities feature will also come to desktop in the future.

The goal of communities is to give users more abilities to collaborate, communicate, and create common projects with a community focus. For example, committees, council meetings, parent-teacher associations, sports teams, and other community-focused groups.

Microsoft Teams will now provide a dedicated space for these groups, Communities will also bring the following tools:

  • “Easily post messages to everyone in the group.
  • Organize events and add them to the community calendar for everyone to see.
  • Share and store documents dedicated to group activity.
  • Filter content to quickly access photos, videos, events, and links.”

Community organizers can start using the feature in Microsoft Teams from the homepage. The app surfaces several template community types to help users start. It is then possible to brand the page, invite new members, and moderate the group.

November Bonanza

As mentioned, Microsoft Teams got plenty of new features. The app received a feature per day during November, including one-click binary polls, automatic 7×7 video grids, and more. Microsoft says Teams has over 270 million monthly active users, which is why the company keeps throwing new features at the app.

In fact, Microsoft added 450 new abilities to Teams in 2021 and the rate is ongoing, with at least a new feature coming to the app per day.

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