M365 Changelog: (Updated) Mute with Windows Taskbar available in the new Microsoft Teams on Windows

MC709270 – Updated March 20, 2024: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Muting Teams with Windows Taskbar is now available. This feature, available in the new Teams experience on Windows, enables you to mute and unmute your audio by clicking the mic icon in Windows taskbar.

To control your call mic from the taskbar, do the following:

Select the mic icon on your taskbar or press Windows logo key + Alt + Kto mute or unmute your microphone while using a calling app.

-OR- Click the volume icon in the hardware indicator for volume in Windows taskbar.

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This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 191528

When this will happen:

Targeted release: Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 (previously mid-April) and expects to complete by late May 2024 (previously late April).

Worldwide, GCC, GCC High & DoD: Microsoft will begin rolling out early June 2024 (previously early May) and expects to complete by late June 2024 (previously late May).

How this will affect your organization:

This enables a feature previously available in older version of Teams on Windows.

What you need to do to prepare:

To prepare, distribute updates on this rollout with your organization if applicable for your users.