Microsoft Teams are now able to access Elgato Stream Deck, allowing instant access to Teams features on the service.
If you are unfamiliar with Elgato Stream Deck, it is a popular streaming tool that provides various commands for users while they are streaming. It is a device that provides shortcuts to apps that streamers may find useful.
For example, Zoom calls, Mac shortcuts, and others. Microsoft Teams is now getting its own plugin integration. Elgato Stream Deck users can tap directly into specific Teams features with just a single touch.
How it Works
In a blog post, Microsoft discusses how to use Teams on the Stream Deck:
“Before you join your meeting or webinar, click on the ellipses within Teams (next to your profile), select settings, choose privacy, and click manage API at the bottom of the menu,” Microsoft explains.
“Toggle on to enable API and generate the API token and copy this API to input into Stream Deck. Within Stream Deck, scroll down to the Microsoft Teams section and drag and drop one of the Teams actions on to a key and paste in the API token. The API token will now automatically be applied with any additional Teams actions you add. Once you join your next meeting or webinar, you'll see your new Teams keys light up on your Elgato Stream Deck device and be able to have a more seamless experience with Teams.”
With the plugin Teams users simply program the features they want into Elgato Stream Deck. For example, mute, record, toggle, background controls, and more.
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