Show video for all people in Video meeting
Currently when in a video chat it only shows the active video for the last 4 people that have spoken in the chat. On the bottom bar it shows icons for all those in the chat. If it could show small video for all those in the chat that have their cameras turned on it would be beneficial. Then everyone on the video conference can see the reactions of others, whether they were the last to speak or not.
This is a problem with most video chatting applications. Google Hangouts it the only one we have found that shows video of all the participants on the screen.
I’m excited to announce that a new Large Gallery view, with the ability to see up to 49 participant in a meeting, is coming soon to Teams! Large Gallery will release as an optional (preview) feature that can be turned on at any time during a meeting. Large Gallery has a flexible design and will deliver a network-optimized client video experience that works on multiple device categories. During the preview, the Large Gallery experience will be available for desktop Teams client on both Windows & Mac, as well as for mobile Teams client (iOS, Android) users.
You can read more about Large gallery view, as well as the new Together mode feature, here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-june-2020/ba-p/1489142.
Large Gallery will begin rolling out with the new pop-out meetings experience for desktop clients in early July, and we are targeting full availability including mobile clients for iOS and Android by early September.
For more details, check out the Roadmap item: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=65333.
Alex & the Teams team
Kailee Craig commented
If you guys are using Teams for conference calls, don't forget to vote for a "pause" button on the screen share:
Umesh Radia commented
Alex is the gallery view coming to citrix vdi infrastructures. On the citrix website says ask Microsoft when gallery view 2x2 is coming. I was under the impression webrtc was the limiting factor... please advise if this barrier has been overcome and gallery view is coming to VDI?
George Morris commented
Why does the 7x7 view say "CANCELLED" on the roadmap???
Brady M commented
I need this feature switch to disable all video except for screen share by the presenter. I work in the field via cellular data and the head-shot video of multiple participants kills my battery and makes the computer unusable.
Bandwidth is limited and excessive electricity usage / battery drain is not green and should be a enable/disable switch in configuration settings
Unfortunately I missed the meeting with those other 49 people, because Microsoft Teams is not telling me when somebody is calling me while I selected my other account!
Hi Alex - Regarding the "new Large Gallery view" you mentioned in your "Coming Soon " post above on 07/01/20. Do you know if participants will be required to have their video turned on/enabled in order for them to show on the grid?
Please do not forget this feature to Linux users.
This is great, but would you please verify if it is **only for education** or if it will be available for others as well?
I'd like to assume that it will be across the board, since this post doesn't specifically call out "Education", but the link to the roadmap/blog being in the education subdomain is somewhat confusing - especially because I wasn't able to find any similar posts elsewhere on the site.
If it is in fact going to roll out NOT just to education, it might be worth adding something to the update stating that although the roadmap/blog linked refers to the education space, this update is not limited to just education.
If it is just for education, I think you should be far more specific in your updates, as the OP for this has no mention of education, so I would be curious why the pivot?
One more thing - when you say "optional (preview)", does "optional" that mean that it will be an option that will need to be turned on at the Company Admin level, or is it user-specific? And does the "(preview)" part mean that the org needs to be part of some sort of special "preview"/beta group, or does that mean that it will just be selectively rolled out?
Thanks, and I appreciate all the work!
Atlas Eğitim Kurumları commented
we look forward to it with great excitement.
Aleeza Rizwan commented
That is great news
Yogi Umesh commented
Showing of video of all Participant should be available as an option where user can enable it any time should not be restricted to only education.
We should have a option where to highlight one speaker instead of four people occupying space in video.This will help in physically demonstrating to participant.
Basically it will create an environment of conference instead of meeting. We need both options meeting and conference.
Can we have feature to disable video for all but the current presenter?
David Kearney commented
we desperately need this capability on MTR's aswell as the desktop client.
currently even on a large 86inch+ screen I can only see 4 participants. this needs to be moved inline with the desktop client and increased to 7x7.
J.M. van der Kuip commented
Please show video for all people in Teams Video meeting, so I can use Teams more often in stead of using Zoom
Teams for Education only?!
Thank you so much! Thanks for option to turn off as well! Kudos to the Microsoft Family!!!
I understand the protocols of security and I will wait patiently for these new features. I would rather have a secure site then opt for one with features but NO adequate security, which would cause us consumers Data breaches. No to mention Teams and Microsoft endless litigation due to breaches. I hear Zoom a lot but if you stay ahead of security issues, you are less likely to come from behind a devastating one. I understand it takes time to ensure security protocols and other measures are effective before rollout! Thank you to the Microsoft IT Department and all concerned for doing the utmost to ensure an effective and safe delivery of this new feature.
I do not work for Microsoft Teams or any of its affiliates but I understand the protocols.
Stay safe, wear your mask and continue to Social Distance, but I see daily how that safety protocol is being followed..
Wendy Nagel commented
Woohooo! Really looking forward to getting this...very soon hopefully! Thank you
Erich Forler commented
I'm using Teams for teaching, so even if I could select who I see in the 9 panels, that would be a start. That way I could change who I'm seeing at various times during a lesson so that I could work on engaging more students.
first teams meeting since 3 months of zoom...... it is archaic...... if zoom can sort out their securiy and IG issues it'll kill teams.....
Like many other users I have been struggling to find out how to switch to gallery view in Teams. The question has been asked countless times on forums and the replies from "experts" completely miss the point. Instead they waffle on about expanding from 4 to 9 yada yada. There is no menu / settings item that enables you to toggle between gallery view and speaker view. Microsoft seem to have decided to keep it a secret. But I think I may have just discovered that you just need to double click on the speaker. I will try it the next time I'm in a Teams meeting. And if it works I will wonder why it needs to be such a secret.