Microsoft Teams has launched a new payment mechanism that allows companies and individuals to charge for video conference participation. The function will help professionals monetize public presentations, eliminating the need for third-party tools to control people’s entry.
The popularity of videoconferencing services has generated an unprecedented dynamic: companies and corporate users use the applications to run conventions, paid conversations, consultations, and much more. However, to charge participants, until now it was necessary to resort to tools outside the app, including billing sites and even “manual” transfers.
Payments in Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams has developed a native solution with GoDaddy, PayPal, and Stripe. The tool will be closely integrated into the video conferencing platform experience.
The resource allows for controlling the entry of new users upon payment, confirming the participants’ financial transactions, and even managing the lectures without relying on external services. There is also an option to make payments during the chat.
For now, only the Stripe and PayPal integrations are available in Teams. GoDaddy’s payment engine will be added to the service in the future.
All in one place
Giving users tools to manage their own meetings makes Teams more powerful and has the potential to strengthen the service compared to competitors. With the novelty, Microsoft Teams will be a more interesting platform for lectures, classes, consultations, medical consultations, and a series of other applications.
The Microsoft Teams payment engine is currently in public preview and can be installed from Microsoft’s AppSource store, the arm of the Microsoft Store focused on enterprise apps. However, the novelty is only available in the United States and Canada.