Microsoft introduced video messages in Teams chat in November 2022. Now they’ve added auto-generated captions and transcripts for the one-minute long clips. This allows people to read the content of video messages without having their audio on, which could be handy in noisy places. Despite the availability of the transcript, the compliance issues we pointed to last November still exist. That’s regrettable.
Teams video messages are clips of up to 1 minute in length that can be sent in 1:1, group, and meeting chats. They’re a powerful way to deliver a message to chat participants, but they come with a downside in that support for eDiscovery is poor. But that’s not a reason to eschew their usage. Who doesn’t like receiving video messages from their closest friends?