Microsoft announced today that Teams now supports end-to-end encryption, but only for one-to-one calls. And, yes, there are some further caveats too.
“Today, we are happy to announce that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for Teams calls is now generally available,” Microsoft’s John Gruszczyk writes in the announcement post. “IT admins will have the option to enable and control the feature for their organization once the update has been received.”
E2EE will not be enabled by default, Microsoft says. Instead, IT has to configure the relevant policy and then enable it for whichever selected users. Then, those users will have to enable E2EE in their respective Teams clients.
Furthermore, several features will no longer be available when E2EE is enabled, including call recording, live captioning and transcription, call transferring, call parking, call merging, Call Companion and transferring to another device, and adding participants (which makes the one-to-one call a group call).
Finally, end-to-end encryption requires Teams for Windows or the Mac.
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