Microsoft has announced the release of a new Admin App for Microsoft Teams. The app provides a central hub that makes it easier for Teams admins to access settings and perform key management tasks across Microsoft 365 and Teams.
Specifically, the new Admin app enables Teams admins to optimize Microsoft Teams meetings, webinars, messages, and other content for all end-users in their organization. It also helps to manage teams or team members as well as find advanced settings, support, and training resources.
“You can add and remove users, manage licenses, update settings for teams, meetings, messages and more, directly from Microsoft Teams. We recommend that you get started exploring the app today to take advantage of the tailored recommendations and resources,” the company explained in a message on the Microsoft 365 admin center.
To get started with the new Admin app experience, you will first need to head to the Microsoft Teams app store. Then, search for “Admin” and download the app in Microsoft Teams. Keep in mind that the Admin app is available for all users in the App Store, but you must have administrative rights to use it.
As of this writing, the Microsoft Teams Admin Center does not support managing the new Admin app with the Manage Apps or the App Permission Policies features. However, Microsoft has promised to bring these management capabilities in a future release.
Microsoft keeps adding new features to make its Teams collaboration platform ideal for hybrid work. The company rolled out a slew of updates for Microsoft Teams in June, including chat bubbles support on iOS & Android and support for live captions & transcriptions in Teams on the web.