The Mute Button
Listen Now: The Mute Button
“You’re on mute.” A phrase a lot of us have heard during the past year. Now there might be a solution. I’m Brian Banmiller on Business.
It’s happened to all of us. You start your presentation, ask a question or begin an interview and you forget to un-mute yourself. Enter the chorus of people letting you know the problem. But according to quartz.com Microsoft might have found a solution. A soon to be released function on its Team’s program will allow users to hold down two buttons, control plus spacebar to temporarily unmute themselves to talk. As soon as the person lets go of the two buttons they will be muted again. The idea is similar to how a walkie-talkie works. According to Microsoft the new feature should be available within a month. The company is also working on a push-to-talk function for Teams phones. The idea is this will be an easier habit for people to develop as opposed to turning a microphone on and off. Especially because a number of them in various industries have experience with walkie-talkie communication. Can you hear me now? Brian Banmiller, CBS News.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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