Microsoft Teams will alert users of incoming spam calls


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Microsoft is working on adding a spam call notification feature to the Microsoft 365 Teams collaboration platform.

Once the new feature rolls out, Microsoft Teams will alert Office 365 users when they're receiving what looks like spam calls.

While incoming calls will be tagged as "spam likely" automatically, Teams users will still be able to decide if they want to answer.

Announced last year, rolling out in late August​

As Microsoft Teams General Manager Nicole Herskowitz said, "Teams will identify potential spam calls so you can feel confident answering incoming calls" and "will digitally attest outgoing calls to prevent these calls from being rejected by external recipients."

"The spam call notification feature automatically evaluates incoming calls and identifies probable spam calls as 'spam likely' in the call toast," Redmond explained on the Microsoft 365 roadmap.

"Users still have the option to answer or reject the call, and all 'spam likely' calls (regardless of whether they were answered or rejected) will also be reflected in the call history list."

Microsoft is planning on rolling out the new feature (initially announced in December 2020) by the end of this month, making it generally available on desktop and the web.