This new Microsoft Teams update could massively speed up the way you work

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Becoming a Microsoft Teams master is set to get a lot smoother and quicker thanks to another new update for the software.

A new History Menu for desktop users looks to offerna faster way to navigate back and forth between frequently visited parts of the platform.

The new feature appeared quietly as part of the Microsoft 365 roadmap, meaning it's currently in development, but is expected to be launched in February of next year. It will be available worldwide.

“The History Menu for Teams desktop clients displays your recently visited locations when hovering over the backward and forward navigation options,” the 365 roadmap explains. “Using the menu you can quickly jump back to previous locations, making it much easier to quickly get back to nested locations like tabs or documents. The menu is also accessible via keyboard shortcut.”

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Microsoft has worked hard to provide incremental improvements for its Teams video conferencing software, which has seen a huge increase in user figures this year. The coronavirus pandemic has meant that employees and students have often had to work and learn remotely. For the most part, digital tools have worked well but challenges have remained.

The addition of a History Menu will prove particularly useful for individuals that use Teams on a regular basis, making it easier and quicker for them to access areas of the platform that they have visited previously.

Microsoft has announced regular Teams updates over the last few months, including a Large Gallery view, all-day video calling, and enhanced mobile functionality. The Redmond-based firm is under pressure to continually improve its platform to maintain its market share in an increasingly competitive market.

Barclay Ballard

Barclay has been writing about technology for a decade, starting out as a freelancer with ITProPortal covering everything from London’s start-up scene to comparisons of the best cloud storage services.  After that, he spent some time as the managing editor of an online outlet focusing on cloud computing, furthering his interest in virtualization, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.