Microsoft Teams Adds Local Time Information to User Profile Cards

Microsoft Teams has released a new update that allows users to find the local time of their co-workers by checking their user profile cards. Laurie Pottmeyer, Teams Community Lead at Microsoft, announced on Twitter last week that this feature has started rolling out to the desktop and web apps.

To view the profile card in Microsoft Teams, hover over a user’s profile photo in a chat or channel conversation. As shown in the screenshot below, the local time information will appear under the contact section. It was one of the highly anticipated features, and it should facilitate remote team collaboration across different time zones. Keep in mind that the feature is rolling out gradually, and you may not see it right away. According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, this update should be available for all Microsoft Teams desktop users by the end of this month.

Microsoft Teams users can now pin/unpin chat messages

The Microsoft Teams desktop app has also received a new feature that enables users to pin a specific message to the top of the chat header. This feature should make it easier for users to keep track of all important announcements in Teams. To pin a chat message, hover over the specific message, click the ellipsis (. . .) menu, and choose the “Pin” option.

Microsoft Teams pin chat messages

Lastly, Microsoft Teams is getting new 3D Fluent emojis that will appear in chat and channels, message reactions, as well as in live meeting reactions. However, the feature is currently only available in the public preview version of Microsoft Teams.

To enable the new 3D emojis, you will need to head to the app’s settings menu. Then, click the “About” section and select the“Public Preview” option. Have you spotted the new 3D Fluent emojis in Microsoft Teams? Let us know in the comments down below.