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.
We are working on supporting more than 4 videos in a Teams meeting. We don’t have a date to share, but will update as we get closer to completion.
This would be very helpful. We are shifting from Webex which has this ability (as mentioned by Tom Highfiled below). Please deliver soon. It will help with adoption. Thank you.
Kristi Quinn commented
Seeing more than the last 4 participants should be a setting we can change.
Also, I second Nehal Barot's additional request (9/11/2019 to be able to see the participant while screen sharing.
Any update on when you will have the ability to see more than 4 video streams in Teams?
This would be great, we have national team meetings and would like to be able to pin everyone on screen, rather than who coughs or chews next :0) It would great if the rescale to an appropriate size and zoom the speaker to the centre of the group. That way, everyone would see how the view has changed.
Please add this feature! It is very important to be able to see everyone. To be able to put faces with voices, and keeps everyone engaged. Microsoft if you could make this happen soon that would be great!
Jenna Large commented
I work in a virtual environment and this would be a huge help to us!
The ability to support more than four videos on the screen would be great. There's plenty of real estate to spread around. 20 (4hx5w) would be excellent. Would also be great so that if screenshare is being used videos would show up around screen share as a border.
This would be very useful. I'm glad to hear you are working on it!
joining the party here - any news on the release date? until Teams has the ability to show larger groups it will not compete with Zoom for me as a meeting or group coaching platform.
Gunnar Putz commented
Please add this feature
Nehal Barot commented
Thank you. Hoping to see it being released soon.
Also to be able to see the partcipant while screen sharing.
Finally, right now as there is no ID associated with the person on video and dialing in, the number of participants doubles as Voice call and Video to not merge.
Evey Ren commented
Any update? This is very important to our meetings.
Kayla Heiar commented
We are also anxious for this feature to be fixed. It has decreased the quality of our meetings since switching from Skype.
Could we please get an update on this feature? We can't move off Zoom until this is done.
This needs to be priority. Having a limit on this is pretty sad.
Ivan Baswel commented
Any update on this?
Juan Salinas commented
Our Company will be adopting teams due to microsofts decision to discontinue skype for business, and as many others the ability to only see 4 video streams is a no no for us. please do accelerate this upgrade so the change will go out smoother.
Tom Highfield commented
Trying to use Teams to replace our use of Webex and Slack for internal meetikngs, but the ability to only see the most recent four speakers is something the team is really not liking. In Webex, we are able to have a nice "Brady Bunch" type window separate from the screen sharing window and it makes team calls with up to 20 people a really nice remote experience. I was really disappointed to find out I could not do this separate screen with all the video in Teams.
Please provide update especially since you announced Skype is being phased out. Our company transitioned to Teams in preparation of Skype retirement and it's been great so far except for the video layout. Also please incorporate "Conversation History" into Outlook with Teams like Skype does.
Any updates here?? Very necessary upgrade.