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Microsoft is introducing a “Meet Now” button to its taskbar as an update of the latest Windows 10 version. The company also plans to push new features to Teams to become a whole lot engaging.

As of now, Microsoft is providing Meet Now on the taskbar of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.608 (KB4580364). The new Windows 10 release is also available in the Beta channel for initial testing. Nevertheless, if everything works well, Microsoft seems to be in plans to bring the new experience to all Windows 10 users in the coming future.

This will enable its users to connect with friends and colleagues virtually over video calls. This new feature comes six months post Skype’s Meet Now service was enabled by the Redmond Company.

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The aim of this move was to initiate a community conversation virtually without the hassles of signing up or registration.

“In the coming weeks, you will be able to easily set up a video call and reach friends and family in an instant by clicking the Meet Now icon in the taskbar notification area. No sign-ups or downloads needed,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

A large increase in the popularity of several video calling platforms has been seen during the pandemic, including Zoom. Skype has not, however, experienced any significant rise in its user base. The latest move by Microsoft is, therefore, believed to popularize the platform among the masses.

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