M365 Changelog: (Updated) Microsoft Teams – In-meeting Error Messaging

Summary

Microsoft Teams Meeting users will receive error messages on the right pane explaining why they cannot access meeting chats due to policy limitations or unexpected errors. The rollout will begin in mid-November and end in early April 2024, and users do not need to take any action to prepare for this change.

MC683928 – Updated March 27, 2024: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below for DoD organizations. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams Meeting users will be notified directly through the error message on meeting right pane for why they cannot access meeting chats when their chat access is limited by policy or due to system limitations and unexpected errors.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 167211

When this will happen:

Targeted Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-November and expects to complete by late November.

Worldwide: Microsoft will begin rolling out early December and expects to complete by mid-December.

GCC: Microsoft will begin rolling out early January and expects to complete by mid-January.

GCC High: Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-January and expects to complete by late January.

DoD: Microsoft will begin rolling out early February and expects to complete by early April 2024 (previously mid-March).

How this will affect your organization:

Once available, users will begin to understand why they cannot access certain chats during meetings.

What you need to do to prepare:

There is no action needed to prepare for this change.