Teams – A new capability available for Teams Mobile on Android devices: Walkie Talkie (preview)

We all know walkie talkie, a communication device for instant push-to-talk communication.

Well, this capability is now available in preview for Microsoft Teams mobile on Android devices.

During the preview period, your Teams administrator must made it available first from the Teams administration centre (https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/) by accessing the Teams apps\Manage apps blade and search for Walkie Talkie to made it available

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Then the Teams administrator must edit the application setup policy to made it available to your client by accessing the Teams app\Setup policies and edit the corresponding policy to then add the Walkie Talkie application using the Pinned apps section

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Then it may take up to 48 hours to become available.

The walkie talkie app will be usable with only with members from the Teams channel.

Once the Walkie Talkie application is available on your device, you can start it using the More… menu

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Then you choose the Channel where are connected the other users you want to talk with and you click on Connect

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You may be asked to grant permission to Teams to access and use your audio

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And finally just Press and hold to talk

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You can also access the Walkie Talkie settings to define some options like enabling the  noise reduction and the notification when somebody tries to contact you

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Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies