Microsoft Teams will Add 3D Avatars in early 2022

Microsoft is bringing Mesh, a collaborative platform for virtual experiences, directly into Microsoft Teams next year. It’s part of a big effort to combine the company’s mixed reality and HoloLens work with meetings and video calls that anyone can participate in thanks to animated avatars.

To access Mesh for Teams, you will be able to use anything from a smartphone to a VR headset or a HoloLens. Microsoft is quite open about the fact that this is its metaverse play for productivity, which is also “designed to make online meetings more personal, engaging and fun”.