Microsoft has rolled out a pretty significant update to their enterprise chat & messaging client, Microsoft Teams. The update, version 188.8.131.52742301 for those keeping score at home and who like to play version Bingo, and it brings some features that make it much more productive and useful. First, you can now add and remove team members, something that was only available on the Teams site. You can also create new channels in the app. This was also something that was web-only when Teams launched and frankly, was a bit of a handicap for the app. The ability to quickly create channels while on the go is a critical feature for this type of app, especially if Microsoft is positioning it as a Slack competitor.
Other improvements around chats include the ability to rename group chats and add members to existing chats.