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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 :-)

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        CarPlay and Android Auto are rapidly becoming the standard among infotainment options across the the automotive industry. Integration of Teams to these platforms, that many of us use daily, would be a massive quality of life upgrade and a safety solution in fighting distracted driving. Simply being able to join calls and have a meeting call you back on cellular would be a game changer.. I spend 10 hours a day on calls every 30.. much of it mobile.. the addition of a solution like this, as well as improving dial-in detection, would be my areas of focus.

      • Daniel Harris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I remember something like this being shown off previously as a concept. You had a fake car interior on stage to demonstrate joining from the car, then taking the meeting from phone to PC without ever dropping from it to reconnect on another device

      • Brian Aurich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An ability in Android Auto to join Team calls on my calendar and easily mute/unmute are my key asks here. I'm not sure if Android enables communications/conference call apps to integrate in this way, however, it is a pain (and dangerous!) to switch out of Android Auto and into Teams while I'm in my car to join a call.
        The chat integration for 1:1 messages to come through like an SMS and to reply via voice would also be useful (and maybe more feasible since this option exists for other messaging clients). However, it is a 2nd priority to joining calls for me.

      • Matt Young commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to echo the sentiment that this would vastly improve my productivity if I could participate in Teams meetings via Android Auto.

      • Marc Winter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very important feature. The lack of Android Auto support is the only cause why our workers are still using Telegram when they're on the road.

      • Michael J Walsh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great feature. This would simplify the lives of the "road warriors", and make our "mobile offices" more full featured. As long as Car Play/AA doesn't allow for screen sharing unless the car is in park, I think an expanded feature Teams using the LCD screen via CarPlay and AA would be great.

      • Nichoals A. Hay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Drive mode is okay but this would make it so you don't have to pick up and handle the phone while you are driving and allow you to use the steering wheel controls to manage the call.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be great. The new drive mode looks useful for people who use a dash/windscreen mount, but an increasing number of cars now support CarPlay and AA, eliminating the need for a mount and mean the phone is usually hidden away somewhere

      • Bernd Diel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        since we have a lot of employees driving in the car from store to store, an AppleCar Play integration would be ingenious.

      • Roy Linde commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm a consultant for an IT company and have regular calls when I'm on the road. Every monday morning I've got a teammeeting scheduled through Teams. Since switching to Android, my car doesn't pick the Teams meeting up as a call. Apple Carplay did this just fine! It might not have had a full Carplay app, but at least it picked up on my bluetooth or USB connection so I could use my carkit for the call.

        Please make the Teams app compatible with Android Auto / make the meetings be recognized as a call. ME and my colleagues would appreciate it!

      • Terry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I’m a game producer and I take a lot of meeting calls over Skype on the commute between studios. I know this will eventually replace Skype and I’d love for this to work in CarPlay as right now I have to dangerously fumble my phone around to join a meeting when I can just tap to join through an app in CarPlay.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Warren, I don't think this request and the one you linked are the same. The linked suggestion is asking for drive mode features in teams. I personally want teams to integrate with the two most popular Auto apps rather than do their own thing.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Important request to be serious about calling and chat. I want full integration with these features for Android Auto.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our company is going to migrate and I will miss this feature of Telegram. Add it to Teams so we can continue to be productive on the road!

      • Fred commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good request!!! CarPlay is fantastic for iCloud messaging. It would be great to add teams to this list.

      • Chris Oates commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Get ahead of the competition Microsoft and deploy MS Teams for Android Auto. There are at least 30 people I know would benefit from this.

      • Mike baker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need to raise this at an ignite session
        Conference calls in a car would be safer !

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