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Microsoft is bringing a new feature to Microsoft Teams on iPhone and to frontline workers through Zebra devices that’ll let them the workspace app as a walkie-talkie.

If you ever had a Nextel phone back in the day, you know how useful quickly talking with your friends through the walkie-talkie is. Well, Microsoft is bringing a similar feature, which was already available on Android, to iPhone. It’s also partnering with Zebra to bring devices with a dedicated push-to-talk button.

“The collaboration brings Teams’ digital Walkie Talkie functionality with a dedicated push-to-talk (PTT) button on Zebra devices so frontline workers can enjoy clear, instant, and secure communication at their fingertips. Walkie Talkie is now also available on all iOS mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads, in addition to Android mobile devices,” said Microsoft in a blog post.

This is mostly targeted at businesses and frontline workers, but if you wanted to use it yourself, you could certainly get on Teams and try out the walkie-talkie features and see if it’s a method of communication you enjoy.

The fact is, there aren’t as many walkie-talking apps out there as there once was, so having one in a popular work app like Microsoft Teams could really come in handy for frontline workers, as well as any business that needs a quick form of communication.

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