M365 Changelog: Updated companion mode for iOS users

MC314286 – Updated February 08, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

For a better hybrid meeting experience, Teams users on their iPhone can use a single tap to join a meeting on both their device and Microsoft Teams Room. Audio on their device will be automatically turned off to ensure echo doesn’t happen. Furthermore, the landing experience on the iPhone will be optimized for engagement activities to make it easier to raise hand or react, chat, and see all participants.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 87869.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling this out in late January and expect to complete rollout mid-March (previously early February).

How this will affect your organization:

Users will observe a new user interface and experience when joining a meeting on their iPhone as a secondary device. Users can swipe down the menu to view the meeting.

What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.