Now Microsoft Teams users can turn iPhones or tablets into a walkie-talkie

Microsoft is rolling out its Walkie Talkie feature to all users of its Microsoft Teams. With this feature, Microsoft Teams users can turn their smartphones or tablets into a walkie-talkie that works over cellular data or Wi-Fi, The Verge reported.

According to reports, the feature was originally released two years ago and has been available mostly in preview ever since. Microsoft widely launched the feature on Android in September 2020. And now the company has announced that the feature is available for Zebra mobile devices as well as iPhones and iPads.

Microsoft primarily introduced this to frontline workers, employees who face customers daily and run day-to-day operations within companies. The software maker’s collaboration with Zebra Technologies makes it work with a dedicated push-to-talk button for fast and secure communications.

These devices are widely used by frontline workers, who have helped the world through the ongoing pandemic.

Walkie-talkie functionality is still rare in communications applications. For example, WhatsApp lets its users record audio snippets that can be sent and received, while Slack launched its Discord-like Huddles feature last year that lets people easily dial in and out of calls.

Let us tell you that Apple launched its own walkie-talkie feature on the Apple Watch in 2018, using push-to-talk on a FaceTime Audio call.

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