Microsoft Teams adding CarPlay integration, new features for calling

in General Discussion edited December 2020
Microsoft on Tuesday announced a slew of changes to the calling features on its Microsoft Teams app, including support for CarPlay and transferring calls between devices.

Credit: Microsoft
Credit: Microsoft

The CarPlay integration will allow Microsoft Teams users to control Teams and use Siri voice commands to initiate or answer calls in their vehicles. According to Microsoft, the CarPlay support will join other features that will make Microsoft Teams a better replacement for a traditional work phone. That includes built-in spam protection, reverse number lookup, and the ability to merge existing calls.

Those features will also join an overhauled calling interface with quicker access to features like call history, voicemail, and contacts. Additionally, Microsoft is also adding new recording features to Teams that will make it easier to record meetings and share them to cloud-based storage platforms like OneDrive.

Microsoft Teams will also get support for transferring calls between different devices in early 2021. Users will be able to begin a call on their Mac and then transfer it to their iPhone while ending it on the initial device automatically.

A full list of the upcoming changes and new features for Microsoft Teams is available here. Beyond the "early 2021" release date for select features, it isn't clear when the overhaul will begin rolling out.


  • Reply 1 of 3
    jas99jas99 Posts: 137member
    First Amazon yields to the undeniable force of the Apple ecosystem by offering native Mac OS in its cloud service and now this from Microsoft. 
    Apple’s is growing only stronger. 
  • Reply 2 of 3
    entropysentropys Posts: 4,072member
    I have been using MS Teams via CarPlay for some time, just like answering phone calls, but with massive battery drain (wireless carplay and a stuffed battery iPhone 7). Any enhancement of features is welcomed.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    Teams is amazing, as long as you do not have cross-organisational groups! 

    What we used to take for granted with Skype has become such a chore on Teams. 
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