Switch active call to Mobile phone
Our customer should have a function to switch an active call from the computer teams client to a mobile team client.
You answer a call at the PC/teamsclient and want to leave your desk and continue the call with your mobile phone/Teamsclient.
Normal call forwarding is not really useful in this case. It would be nice if there was something like a "Switch-Button".
Dan Mattsson commented
Apparently in development and scheduled for release July 2021 - soon, in other words.
Currently on the road map for next month. But Microsoft have said as they do its a tentative date. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1&filters=&searchterms=68776
I often accept or make one-to-one calls in Teams then want to move the call to one of my other devices. Please consider adding this feature as it's a pain to have to hang up then call back from the other device.
PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE! IT IS CRITICAL FOR HEARING IMPAIRED FOLKS TO USE FOR CONFERENCE CALLS AND THEIR CAPTIONING SERVICES SUCH AS INNOCAPTION!
what really would be nice: dial the number on PC/teamsclient and let it magicly happen on mobile/teamsclient (Setable default preference "calldevice")
please add this feature
Please add this feature.
S J-W commented
Call handoff between devices is an absolutely essential feature. If I take a call on my iPhone I can handoff mid-call to my Mac. It would be great to have the same feature to handoff calls from mobile App to Mac desktop and to my Polycom handset.
I'm getting customers asking for this as a requirement now.
It is necessary to switch from PC to mobile device and from mobile device to PC in both directions. Also, please support all call patterns.(1-1 chat, Group chat, Call)
This is a request for normal voice calls, not Meetings.
Yes I really need audio on the phone and screensharing on my remote desktop. Audio over RDP is a bunch of no fun.
Adam Blomberg commented
Specifically, I would like the following:
1) Ability to transfer unscheduled call from computer to mobile
2) Ability to transfer unscheduled call from mobile to computer
3) ability to transfer audio of unscheduled computer call to to mobile while keeping video portions of call active on computer.
4) Ability to join existing unscheduled call answered on mobile on computer, with option to keep audio on mobile but join video portion on computer (screen sharing, notes, etc)
I am specifically mentioning "unscheduled call" because if it is a scheduled meeting you can of course join it from your computer or mobile concurrently with the other device from your calendar. However, there is no way I can see to do this for unscheduled calls made from a teams chat, or where you are impromptu added to an unscheduled call by other party. Its quite frustrating when your computer's audio is inevitably acting up and the only option you have to get audio back quickly is with your mobile, however you don't want to lose your screen sharing on the computer, so you are squinting at a tiny mobile screen trying to read meeting content.
While the transfer for Meetings seems to work, I still find the need to transfer a call I picked up on my mobile to my desktop. Read this as a request for a direct call and not a meeting. The post that Martin indicates is not relevant for most use cases as I don't use meetings much.
There are plenty of times when I am out on a sales call and pick up the call in the car and then get to my destination and boot up the laptop or tablet and would like to transfer the call to that device.
Fyi, this is currently possible: https://uk.wavenetuk.com/knowledge-library/unified-communications-and-voice/the-best-features-of-microsoft-teams-mobile-app#:~:text=Call%20Handoff,your%20day%20wherever%20you%20are
See call handoff. I tested and can verify this works. Not intuitive, but just transfer the call to yourself and you can pickup on another device signed into Teams.
Similarly, the option to access via phone before you even enter the meeting. (I.e. meeting invites come with a number to dial)
Jose Luis commented
And visceversa, sometimesyou have to move to another place and need to continue connected to a call that you had on your pc
Per Robert B's comment below - this can absolutely be achieved using the Park feature.
It could be more slick (i.e. recognise in the mobile app recognise that you are on a call (similar to the way a meeting works) and just click to join on the mobile and hang up on the desktop app (again, the same as I can for a meeting) but, whilst we are waiting, the Park option achieves the desired result.
Yes, this is very much needed!
The feature to hand-off calls between devices is becoming a necessity for everyday business operations and processes.