Some Observations on the Updated Account Switcher and Menu

The updated menu and account switcher updated functionality has landed in my Teams client as at 7th April 2021 (at least when its set to preview build) and I wanted to share a few observations with you.

First up, note the message highlighting the changes

The … Menu has settings in it and nice little zoom control.  Did you know you can also hold down CTRL key and use the wheel on your mouse to zoom in/out too?

My name and picture link to the organisation switcher.  It’s here you can also set your status message and presence

When you go to set your status message there is a new link to set up Out of Office from Teams.

In the main settings dialog, which you now access via … Menu there is a tab for accounts.

From here you can also turn on/off notifications as well as switch accounts .

Also new, under the App Settings tab you can control the access some app have to your camera, location, notifications etc as well as control what Teams generally has permission to use.  NDI has also moved to the App Permissions tab.

The final change I noticed is that Public Preview option has disappeared from the About  menu, but I’m sure this is one of those little glitches that show up when you are running preview software.

Published by sfennah

I am a freelance learning professional with over 22 years’ experience including holding 30+ Microsoft certifications and Microsoft Certified Trainer status since 2008.

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