Share live location
On 2019-01-09 location sharing was delivered https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/09/microsoft-teams-location-sharing-smart-camera-audio-messages/
However (apparently - I haven't tried it yet) this only allows someone to share their current location. i.e. Their location at the time that it is shared.
It doesn't support live location tracking whereby I can share my updated location for a set period of time. To me that it hugely more useful just sharing current location. On whatsapp I just 'share live location" almost every day, I never use "share current location".
I shall restate a scenario that I originally posted here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16926214-add-location-function
When I'm using the mobile app I want to share my location with my colleagues - would be invaluable for a mobile workforce. My iphone allows me to share my location with anyone I want and I use that to share my location with my family. I don't want to share my lcoation with my colleagues all the time though, so make it a feature of Microsoft Teams and allow me to specify which times of the day my location should be shared.
It might even be a way for a company to passively monitor the location and travel history of their workforce. Make it mandatory for members of a Team to share their location (or perhaps make it a condition of joining a Team). Of course, a company should only be able to monitor their employees' location during work hours, and this feature should reflect that.
I suspect there are loads of scenarios where this would be valuable. For example, a logistics company could know where all its delivery drivers are at any one time by plotting their locations in a Microsoft Teams tab.
Would love a similar function like WhatsApp "Live location Sharing".
This would remove another possible argument for our company to keep using WhatsApp and private phone numbers instead of Teams.
Everyone at our company is used to WhatssApp, and there's serious resistance to move to Teams.
We need to try and remove as many boundaries, and showcase as many advantages as possible to convince the users to try, and eventually swap over to Teams for all Business related communication.
Seperations between work and private communication (less destraction)
Gail Stewart commented
For companies supporting remote work - it would be useful to show Location as well as status. I'd like to show Remote-Available at least to indicate that I am working away from the office.