The presenter view when sharing a PowerPoint presentation is a great feature addition, however some users are finding this a hindrance and would like to disable it for their meetings. I can't see any way of doing this at present. Could a toggle be added to enable/disable the presenter view so that organisers/presenters have the choice of whether they use it or not.
Many thanks!75 votes
Thank you for your feedback on this feature. We are glad to announce we have rolled out PowerPoint presenter view in Teams meetings, complete with the toggle to manage your view. Also, if you have a smaller screen, we will had the presenter view by default.
For more information, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/share-powerpoint-slides-in-a-teams-meeting-fc5a5394-2159-419c-bc59-1f64c1f4e470.
I'd love the ability to add further Together mode layout templates.
Maybe you could add your own buildings auditorium.
Muppet Mode would add some fun to Friday gatherings.84 votes
We are excited to announce additional Together Mode scenes are now available! For more information on this feature on new update please visit https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/blog/2020/12/09/new-ways-to-celebrate-holiday-festivities-with-microsoft-teams/
At the moment iPad/iOS users cannot change their background during a MS Teams call. It would be great if we get that functionality available for all users so we can use theme backgrounds during meetings.1,757 votes
We are excited to announce background replacement is now available on iOS! Please visit the following article to learn more, https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-your-background-for-a-teams-meeting-f77a2381-443a-499d-825e-509a140f4780#ID0EBBAAA=Mobile.
This Live Reaction option (including "Thumbs Up") would be an easy way for Attendees to respond to the Presenter during meetings consisting of more than 15 people. This would prevent mass unmuting of microphones which causes the whole meeting to go out of order and most importantly loses time.652 votes
Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to share that Live Reactions are now available in Teams meetings on desktop, web and mobile. To learn more, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/express-yourself-in-teams-meetings-with-live-reactions-a8323a40-3d07-4129-934b-305370a36e21.
During any Meeting in Teams, it could be great if it provides speaker username along with Captions while scrolling and it will be great if those captions within meeting group as saved as history(ex: char history). so, that it will be easy to recollect discussion happened by reading all captions without voice help& without anybody's help.221 votes
We have released the speaker attribution for live captions feature in Microsoft Teams meetings. For more information about this feature, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/use-live-captions-in-a-teams-meeting-4be2d304-f675-4b57-8347-cbd000a21260.
Why the MEETING OPTIONS have to open in separate browser and why we have to click twice to see the MEETING OPTIONS? Why can’t we have the58 votes
are happy to share that you can now manage meeting options within the meeting window. During a meeting, select Show participants in the meeting controls. Then, above the list of participants, choose Manage permissions.
The default meeting options are not adjustable at this time. By default, the meeting options are set so that no one has to wait in the lobby and everyone has the presenter role by default. For each meeting, the meeting owner must manually adjust it. There is currently no option to adjust the standard. This is not pleasant for an education tenant.
Make sure that it is possible to adjust the default meeting options.
p.s. this is / was possible in Skype205 votes
We’re happy to announce admins are able to change the default value of ‘Who can present?’ in Meeting Options via the new parameter, DesignatedPresenterRoleMode. For more information, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/meeting-policies-in-teams or https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/policy-packages-edu
In addition there is a new default Teams meeting policy to enforce lobby in meetings for tenants who have not modified the default meetings policy. With this change, meeting organizers can define/fine-tune the lobby experience via the Meeting options feature. For information on meeting options, please see: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-dbd5-45f9-aae9-a70e6354f88e
Thank you for your feedback!
Add presenter and attendee controls for meet now38 votes
We are happy to announce that we have accelerated this feature to provide the ability for ‘Meet now’ meetings to have access to Meeting options in order to update presenter/attendee controls.
For details, please see the link below:
Please allow meeting organizer to temporarily disable chat during a meeting.
We often have people so focused on the chat, they don't pay any attention to the actual meeting.
We'd love to be able to turn off chat at the beginning of the meeting, and then turn it back on at an appropriate point.3,903 votes
Thank you for your feedback. The ability to enable and disable meeting chat in a meeting is now available. To learn more, please see “Turn off the meeting chat” at https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-dbd5-45f9-aae9-a70e6354f88e.
Give meeting organizers the ability to force mute audio for all attendees in the meeting options page. Attendees should not be able to un-mute their audio with this option set.3,943 votes
We have launched the ability for a presenter to ‘hard mute’ attendees. This feature gives meeting organizers the ability to mute one to many meeting participants while removing the muted participants’ ability to unmute themselves. For more information, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/manage-attendee-audio-permissions-in-teams-meetings-f9db15e1-f46f-46da-95c6-34f9f39e671a#bkmk_preventunmuting.
Notify Teams meeting invitation emails in Outlook.
Click on the meeting URL in the invitation email.
At this time, the browser starts and opens the desktop client.
Operation via this browser is inconvenient.
I want to join the meeting with a desktop client without going through the browser.292 votes
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to announce that all meeting join points have been addressed in Outlook for Windows and Mac. It is important to note, Bypassing meeting join when clicking the URL in Outlook is supported in Outlook Win32 versions 16.0.12827.1000 or higher.
How about loading a picture as a defined background instead of just blur the background during a Teams video chat?
So, for example, I could load an all black picture as the default background to keep the focus on me.3,308 votes
We are happy to announce that we have released user initiated custom video background images. For more details, please see the link below.
Details on Meeting policy controls for background settings can be found here:
Please add the "No one" choice to the Meeting Options section, aka. The Lobby.1,942 votes
We are happy to announce the “Only me” option for “Who can bypass lobby?” setting is now available for Teams meetings. Details on the new lobby option can be found here, https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-dbd5-45f9-aae9-a70e6354f88e.
If would be good to have a pop out dedicated window during conference call, meetings and screen sharing session like Skype for business.
Currently it is very inconvenient to continue work on TEAMS without getting calls window minimized.1,690 votes
The Pop-out meeting feature has been rolled out to 100% of users. You can enable the feature by going to your profile picture at the top right of Teams > Settings > General > then select Turn on new meeting experience.
Support documentation can be found at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/get-a-preview-of-new-meeting-features-04533e91-3203-4530-a1c0-8f77c0731699.
I’m happy to share that the default background feature is live. The background you choose will now persist in all of your meetings and calls, until you decide to change it.
Thanks for your feedback!
After entering a meeting, if you would like Teams to call you back you need to enter a phone number in the Call Me Back box. (See attached file.) It would be great if this box would remember the last number called and there was a user setting to save a default number. This would save you from having to enter in the number every single time.1,050 votes
Thank you for your feedback! This feature is now complete. For more information, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/set-up-the-call-me-feature-for-your-users#join-a-meeting-by-using-phone-for-audio.
Ability to control who has access to muting all other meeting participants.
In other meeting platforms (Webex, GoTo Meeting), only the meeting host or delegates hosts have the ability to mute everyone else in the meeting. In Teams, everyone can mute all other participants and this is a concern for companies switching over from those platforms.
Can we create an option where only the meeting host has the ability to mute all other participants?84 votes
The option to allow only the meeting organizer to mute attendees is enabled via presenter & attendee roles:
Presenters can do just about anything that needs doing in a meeting. Attendees have limitations on the actions they can initiate within the meeting, including the following:
- Mute All
- Remove/Add Users
- Admit Users from Lobby
- Start/Stop Recording
For more info, please see the documentation below:
Just like with Skype for Business have a setting that allows our end users to change the participant settings for Teams Meetings as described here for Skype for Business: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/change-participant-settings-for-skype-for-business-meetings-9175e297-de5f-43b2-8e0f-85cc05e24986651 votes
This feature is fully rolled out to the public ring, including PSTN lobby bypass. For details, please see the documentation below:
There have been several members on the Tech Community who have asked to have forms and polls in meetings. Currently can have notes, whiteboard, files etc. Snap polls were a part of SfB but having Microsoft Forms and Polls (whether via Polly or a native app) would be an improvement and a much more interactive meeting! Best, Chris2,208 votes
Thank you for all the people who participated in the survey.
While you can present a PowerPoint in a Teams meeting it is still not as functional as in Skype for Business.
If I present a PowerPoint I want to be able to see my presenter notes and a preview of the next slide and a clock. Skype for Business does this.
We are trying to replace Skype with Teams as much as possible but this is a use case where Teams falls short.203 votes
Great news! The ability to see PowerPoint slide notes and thumbnails is available to the public. Right now, this can be shown/hidden by using a keyboard shortcut. Click in the slide area, and press “Ctrl Shift X”, to show or hide the notes and thumbnail strip.
We are working on the ask to turn this feature on & off. Please see https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/42654730 – this is coming soon!
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