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.
Wanted to share that we are continuing to make good progress on this feature. We’ll update as we have more details on timing to share.
We're a medium Church, Enterprise O365 user, have used teams for small group meetings. We like all of it APART FROM THE # VIDEO WINDOWS limitation. Many of the groups have 8-20 people & the study groups have similar sizes. The inability to show > 4 participants video windows is the major reason there is a big clamour to move to Zoom.
Come on Microsoft .. tell us WHEN this WILL be sorted.
Ajit Gopalakrishnan commented
Please provide an update. What exactly is being developed (5x5 or 7x7 or something else) and what is the expected delivery date? It would be good to know to manage expectations and plans.
Nathan Prince commented
Why is nobody from Microsoft listening to their users? This must be the most-requested feature to enable a raft of different industries to continue. I like the collaboration of O365 but the ability to see people at our meetings at this time of enforced lockdown is massively important. I will be recommending 4,000 of our people move to a different platform.
Bob Ng commented
All those lauding Zoom, be very careful regarding privacy, just a data harvesting tool. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/27/doc_searls_zoom_privacy/
Hey Microsoft, I have 410 users and we’re about to move away from Teams to Zoom if we can’t effectively work as we need to from home. We need a timeframe on this feature or many users will walk away. Please advise. J
Keith Cockerham commented
Also being pressured to switch to Zoom meetings because of the 4 video limitation
This needs sorting ASAP otherwise you will lose customers who need this functionality
This is now the most requested feature, unsurprisingly given Covid-19. I'm concerned that the last update from Microsoft was 14 January and that just said they would update with more details and timing when they have something to share, it's now the end of March and we haven't even got a timeframe or details? This feels like we are either a long way off or the communication isn't very good. A polite suggestion in Microsoft to at least post an update. Also how many video tiles will be supported? Is this going to be the large number that Zoom supports and I think most want or just a modest increase?
Nilson Lopes commented
any improvement on this matter?
I am Dean of a Seminary. Teams is great at so many levels; but my faculty are demanding Zoom for this one reason. My first livestream faculty meeting was also with Zoom for the same reason.
My employer is a few weeks into using Teams, it's great in terms of rapid communication, collaboration, etc, But the 4 screen limitation is now seen as a big turn off. I manage the organisations IT and staff are asking about switching to Zoom.
We love teams. And we launched our first virtual friday end of the week business drinks through Teams. We love to see all of the team members :-)
Naim Barbar commented
This feature is essential taking in consideration the global pandemic situation of today, you need to give priority one to this project, you are falling behind, exactly when you are excepted to fight back against this situation, online meetings are the only solution to stay home and keep the economies running. Having only 4 videos on screen is really annoying. You need to extend them or give the option for the user to choose how many can appear.
This feature went from 7th popular to #1 voted in less than a week. Microsoft, please at least support as many as Skype!
For all of you needing to see everyone in your meeting, here is the correct way to set up Teams to allow this.
#1, Take a polaroid photo of each of your participants.
#2, Send copies of each photo to every participant,along with a roll of scotch tape, via postal services, UPS, DHL, whatever.
#3, Send a meeting request to your participants instructing them to scotch tape these pictures to their monitor.
#4 Start a normal conference call over plain old telephone lines.
#5 Use your imagination, pretend you see your participants lips move, their eyes light up, and their faces brighten as you deliver your awe inspiring presentations.
#6 Enjoy accolades from your Board of Directors when you show them how much money you saved when delivering results that Microsoft could not at ANY price. 24 pictures, all displayed at once! Who could LIVE at that speed ?!?!??
Or, sign up for Zoom. These are your only options.
Please add this feature! We are all in self-isolation and all other applications such as zoom and google hangouts have it. It would be great to see all team members and not just 4 random ones
I am an educator. I’m supposed to using Teans but I’m going to switch to Zoom unless this gets sorted VERY soon. It is a no-brainer
Given the current situation, it would be appropriate to give some kind of time scale on this. Days, people will wait. Weeks, people can find alternatives. What’s not right, given the world and business problems, is to give no update.
Please just give us an ETA?
We are probably going to investigate using another product if Teams does not allow all participants to be seen at once soon.
We see clips on the news channels of country leaders using Zoom. When Government IT Support departments use another vendor over Microsoft it speaks volumes. It’s not good for Microsoft.