Please extend the Teams Mobile App to work with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
I'm often on the road and my company relies heavily on online meetings :-) So, we are starting to leverage Teams meetings more and more, so when I'm in my car I need an easy way to join meetings and maybe also read messages. While this is way easier now, than it was in SfB Mobile (thanks!) it would be awesome to have an Android Auto / Apple CarPlay Extension to have a somewhat easier and "nearly hands-free" user experience. This would make me much more productive, even if I'm traveling :-)
The feature team has this on their backlog officially now. We don’t have any timing to share at this point, but we will keep you posted.
Alex & the Teams team
Georg Paul commented
I'm also in the same situation - please add the feature!
Matt G commented
Any update on this? Really want to see this feature added.
Shaun Adams commented
I find it quite ridiculous that this is not at THE VERY TOP of the priority list. I have to use teams every day for work and am going to wind up getting into an accident because I can't answer the phone. When is this going to be done?
Jeff Gardner commented
PLEASE add this feature!
Matthew Zeunert commented
Any update for this in the 2020 Road Map?
Eric Weintraub commented
what an outstanding idea, Microsoft please do, webex is already there
Please don’t forget chat messaging!
One of most dangerous behavior is try to read and replay a chat driving!
I think WhatsApp on CarPlay/Android auto has saved many lives.
Also desperate for this feature, as I’m missing conf calls via Teams at the moment whilst in the car.
Jan-Erik Nakatenus commented
Is this feature on the M365 roadmap? I can't find it.
Sooner or later someone is going to have a serious accident because teams lacks this feature . Apps such as this need to include standard practice features such as Siri to not be party to such accidents. The person using the phone not hands free is being irresponsible but the person who gets hits by the car is an innocent bystander who might not be hurt if the software was modern day.
Harvey Scotton - Arm commented
This would be a great feature!
Zoom is already there!
Hard to push teams internally when its key competitor is 3 steps ahead
Ole Ærbo commented
Just holding your telephone in your hands while driving is prohibited followed by a penalty in Denmark due to safety.
Nick Schellevis commented
@Alex & the Teams team, do you have any update for when this is coming in a Sprint backlog, or will this forever be in the project backlog?
Please please develop this soon
Andreas Adolfsson commented
This is a super idea!
To manage in a secure way the conversations, set status and participate in meetings and more.
Yes you should definitely bump this feature request up on the road map. I know its not your fault if people choose to drive dangerously fooling with their phone trying to join a meeting from the road, but it happens nevertheless and all it would take is a clean, simple android auto/carplay compatible app that provides the means to join the meeting you are scheduled to be in right now. Make sure there is a big, fat, easy to use mute button because many of us need to listen more than talk and the other participants don't need the background noise from the road. DO NOT OVERLOOK THE MUTE FUNCTIONALITY, there is just as much danger with people fumbling with their phone in one hand trying to mute and un-mute while driving as when they are trying to join the meeting. I underscore this because you have famously screwed up the mute in the past, and not to get off on a tangent but it is not acceptable to have to poke the screen or wave a mouse to get a mute button/icon to appear, it NEEDS to just be there, always. If you ***** this up people will continue to drive dangerously and/or I will continue to have to bear with the background road noise of people calling in from the road. THINK about how this is going to be realistically used when you do the interface.
Is there an update on when drive mode will come back, or when teams will be supported by Android auto? Currently I'm having to use earphones while driving which isn't convenient.
This is essential for all Teams users that use Apple Car Play or Android Auto. It’s dangerous to take calls on Teams without the integration especially the Mute Button. What about this workaround until you fix this: Update your mobile app UI to make Join, Mute Button, and Hang Up huge buttons the mobile version? At least do that until you achieve the proper integration.