A few years ago Microsoft started talking about its Fluid Framework platform and it was already advertised as a revolution in Office. Now is when we start to see its arrival in different areas of Office applications and it really looks like the future. The next application that will receive it is Microsoft Teams.

Teams will introduce Fluid components very soon

Notably this has nothing to do with layout (That’s FluentUI)This is a way of working on the same document and we have already seen it in Whiteboard and other Microsoft applications. This will allow several people are working in the same Teams area at the same time. Before, it was unthinkable for two people to edit a document, now it can be extrapolated to any area.

These Fluid Components in Teams chat allow users to send a message with a table, action items or a list that can be edited by several people at the same time and in the future can be shared between Office applications such as Outlook. Users can quickly work in Teams and pool ideas by copying and pasting components in Teams chats. These fluid components are accessible on both desktop computers and mobile devices.

Steps on the desktop

  • Go to the box where you write a chat message and click Insert live components just below the box.
  • Select the type of component you want to insert into the message. (Make sure the box is empty, with no other text in it, when doing this.)
  • Push content into the component. Change the permissions if necessary.
  • When you’re ready, send the message.
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Steps on the smartphone

  • Choose Composition Options from the + menu, then choose Components and select the type of component you want.
  • Write content, and when you’re ready, select Submit.

With Fluid components, users can devise, create and decide together, while holding fewer meetings and minimizing the need for long chat threads. Fluid components will begin to roll out mid august and they expect to complete the deployment by the end of August.