Now in public preview: Call Merge

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Description

We’re pleased to announce the Call Merge feature in the Microsoft Teams calls app.  Using this feature, you can merge calls together.  You can use this feature when you’re already on a call with someone (or a group)  and you need to ask someone else a question, then draw them into the first conversation.  Or you might see an incoming call while you’re already on a call, and want to talk to both parties at once.

You’ll find the Call merge option in the More actions menu as  Call merge 

 

There’s more info on this feature here:  Merge calls in Teams - Office Support (microsoft.com)

Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview.

How to enable

Public Preview customers will not need to take any action to enable this feature.  The feature will appear in the More actions menu as  Call merge 

 

when needed:  either (a) when you’ve placed a new call while already on a call, or (b) when a new call comes in while you’re already on a call. 

Supported clients and platforms

Windows 10

macOS

iOS

Android

Linux

Chrome

Firefox

Safari

Edge

Internet Explorer

Yes

 

 

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Known issues

Public Preview customers using Call Merge with Direct Routing and Local Media Optimization may experience dropped calls due to a known issue with that configuration. See this page for information about this issue and workarounds: Direct Routing Local Media Optimization - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs

Known limitations

N/A

Enable the public preview for Teams

  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Show preview features. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. See Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support (microsoft.com) for instructions.

Summary of public preview features

For a history of features in the Office and Teams public previews, see Release Notes Current Channel (Preview) - Office release notes | Microsoft Docs.

Send us your feedback

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help > Give feedback.

 

Thank you,

Preview Team @Roman Frillarte 

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

2 Replies
Hi, I dont see the call merge in more option, neither I see any call hold, transfer in more option. only in meeting, i see hold or transfer. Is there any setting we need to activate

@Jin Chen Thanks for the report. So are you not seeing Call Merge in the "..." menu when you are already in a Teams call and another call comes in? Also, did you double check that you selected "Public Preview"? Sorry for these type of questions, just wanted to be sure, and thanks again!