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While in a call, add another person to the call

While in a call, you should be able to add another person (or more than one) to the call, to instantly create a group call. Similar as in Skype by clicking the "+" button.

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    • Rob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      I can add additional participants if I'm in a call with at least 3 people (myself and two others), but I can't add additional participants if I'm in a 1:1 call (myself and 1 other.)

      Bad user experience with the inconsistency.

    • Jlea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      Is this something that will be implemented soon? Too many times we have to close a call just to create a new one with additional people.

    • Robin “Xergxes7” Pretorius commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      There may be a challenge with this considering group calling is limited to specific licenses/clients where as direct calling is not. They would need to only expose this ability to those that can start group calls.

    • Simon Heywood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      used to be able to add a participant to a call ad-hoc in older versions of Skype. would be really useful to bring back this feature.

      Skype version
      Calling version 2017.22.01.51 on Mac

    • Crystal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      I can do this on windows, but my friend is having a terrible time on her mac. Though, I have the plus sign button on a previous version7.52 on my mac. Advice... DON'T UPGRADE lol

    • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      It is very common to invite another person to an existing call. It is not user friendly that you need to close the current call and start a new group call. It is very annoying.
      If you are in a group call you can invite more people. Please make this feature available in a private call as well.

    • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      In MS Calendar you can create a Teams meeting with multiple users on the call. It is silly that you cannot do this ad-hoc, since it seems that functionality is already in place.....Either implement with a "+" or allow me to "Join" two calls when one is on hold.

    • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      Completely agree. Love Microsoft Teams but when doing a call and you need to bring another person in, you absolutely must have this

    • Wayne R. Wise commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      When you direct call someone you can't switch to conference mode. To get a conference call the only way is to hang up and make the call from a group chat with both people. You should be able to easily add the other person from the direct call.

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