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Microsoft Teams To Get End-To-End Encryption Soon

- Updated: 5th Mar 2021, 07:38 IST

Microsoft will add end-to-end encryption support to Microsoft teams. Later this year, the commercial customers will have a preview. With the increasing need for privacy, Microsoft is upgrading the video-conferencing application.

The company is claiming that the encryption will be available in the first half of this year. Currently, the company is adding this encryption to unscheduled calls. Later, Microsoft will add this feature to scheduled calls and online meetings on Microsoft teams.

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Reason for the addition

Microsoft teams is one of the best video conferencing platforms out in the market. Zoom is one of the biggest competitors of the application. However, in the previous year, the zoom was facing privacy issues.

Consequently, people were starting to demand end-to-end encryption. So, zoom begin improving its privacy policies. It was able to improve its end to end encryption feature. However, Microsoft teams was unbothered at that time. There were no reports of strangers barging into in a private conference.

However, recently, Microsoft is claiming that they have gathered feedback from global customers. According to the feedback, they felt the need for end-to-end encryption for online collaborations.

Microsoft teams and end-to-end encryption

Currently, Microsoft is using SharePoint encryption for privacy. They will now move on to end-to-end encryption for Microsoft teams. This will secure the teams app from uninvited people entering into a video conference.

Microsoft teams are launching a new lobby setting in which only the invited participants can join the meeting directly. Otherwise, the uninvited users will have to wait in the lobby and can only enter if someone allows him or her.

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Lastly, Microsoft will only add this feature to one on one video calls. It will soon release the preview of the end-to-end encryption for commercial users. The company is designing this feature for more sensitive conversations. This will be helpful for confidential conversations between employees on a Microsoft teams call.