Create an option to convert a meeting (private or group) to a chat.
Currently, Meetings are similar to chats, but the parity between the two needs to be enhanced in order to reduce confusion and improve the user experience. This could be accomplished by either:
Creating a mechanism for converting a group or private meeting into a group chat.
Changing the system so that when a meeting is created via 'Schedule a meeting' button or the Teams Outlook Add-in, a group chat is created versus the 'psudeo' group chat that is currently created.
For example, currently meetings scheduled using either the 'Schedule a meeting' button in Teams or via the Teams add-in in Outlook, function similarly to chats- the meeting is given a chat page that appears on the Chat screen and includes tabs for Conversation, Files, Meeting Notes, Whiteboard. The problem is if you have a productive meeting that generates a quantity of content (conversations/files/etc.) there is no easy way to add someone after the meeting has ended or to connect an app for use by the meeting participants.
If it is not possible/desirable to create a 'true' group chat for every meeting, then an option to convert the meeting to a group chat after the meeting has concluded should be available to all internal attendees of a meeting (non-guest) unless the organizer has taken some sort of action to stop attendees from making changes to a meeting invite.
This is no different from the option participants have to just forward a meeting invitation via Outlook (unless the organizer has specifically disabled meeting forwarding), or for participants to add attendees to the meeting while it is live (after they have joined).
It is currently possible for any attendee to add another participant to a meeting after it has concluded by rejoining the past meeting and then adding the new person from the participants window, but that is not an ideal workflow.
jason Wyatt commented
I'd really like the chat created in a meeting to behave exactly like a regular group chat. It doesn't make any sense that they are different just because they were started in a different way. The option to convert from one to another would be good but not essential if they are both made identical to begin with.