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 excited to announce the 3×3 video view has been rolled out 100% to for Windows and Mac Clients. If you aren’t seeing 3×3 yet, please logout and log back in to the client.
We realize 3×3 is a start, but not good enough… as mentioned, we are continuing to work to include more videos during a meeting, as well as enabling support for mobile devices. Hence, the “partially done” status.
Please see documentation here: https://support.office.com/article/using-video-in-microsoft-teams-3647fc29-7b92-4c26-8c2d-8a596904cdae
I was just in my first 3x3 meeting, meaning I could see about a quarter of my colleagues in the meeting instead of one tenth. Except it wasn't always 3x3. The layout kept jumping randomly between 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 tiles. It was distracting to say the least to see faces continually pop up and disappear and the layout shift to accommodate different numbers of boxes.
If someone who joined without video asked a question, their voice was audible, but there was no way of actually knowing who was talking because their avatar didn't come up as one of the 9 on screen. Chat notifications were also hugely distracting with a sound alert and pop-up box every time someone added a comment. My 2020 MacBook Air CPU was also going crazy for the duration of the meeting, >100% at times.
Alvin Mendoza commented
I there a way to at least show the list of participants on the side just like in Skype for Business?
The recent admin responses have to do with a 3x3 view for 9 video feeds... This DOES NOT address the feature requested. The request is to be able to view ALL video feeds. The ability to see 9 is nothing. It's appalling that Microsoft has fallen so far behind its competitors.
This is the single most important feature to our users and the key reason we're getting significant pressure to switch to Zoom.
The human factor and importance of seeing everyone's faces cannot be under emphasised. 3x3 is a great start, but MS really needs to keep pushing towards displaying more faces in a grid/tile view.
Microsoft pay attention, 3x3 is better than 2x2 but it is A FAR CRY from being enough. If you could do 16x9 grid, for each screen you have available, that would do it... even if the quality of the videos get worse, they're 1x1" videos, it does not matter much what the quality is.
Also the title of this uservoice thread is misleading. it says "coming soon" underneath the title of "Show video for ALL people in video meeting", which clearly is not coming soon. 3x3 is coming soon, which is an absurdly low-shot effort for what the people really want (and what competitors already do)
Todd Moore commented
Glad you finally listened to your customers after 4 years. This is a great example of how to drive customers away. The fact that we've had to purchase a product from a competitor that should've been included long ago, is a full-blown failure on Microsoft's part.
Once again, will this be enabled by default or will the tenant admins have to enable it?
Ed Jones commented
@Alex, can you clarify as the messaging in Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57294 states these features will be released in June. Is it truly this week? Message included below:
Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience
MC212453, Plan For Change, Published date: May 9, 2020
We are pleased to announce that we will be enabling users to be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows along with the other recently announced features.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57294 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&featureid=57294&rtc=1)
When this will happen
We will be rolling this out in June.
How this will affect your organization
Once available, users will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content. This new experience will also include recently announced features such as 3x3 video, raise hands, and custom backgrounds.
This will roll-out OFF by default and users will have the ability to turn on the new experience via the user setting: General > Turn on new meetings and calling experiences.
Note: In the future we will enable this functionality by default, but we want to provide users extra time to become familiar with having meetings open in their own sperate window. As we move forward we will provide more details via Message center.
New meeting experience:
New meeting/calls control location:
Steps for Users to turn on the new experience:
Step 1: Click on Avatar on top right of Teams and click Settings.
Step 2: Check the Turn on new calling an meetings experiences check box and then restart the Teams client.
Note: To provide additional transparency we expect the new experiences to be enabled with the following timeline. This is subject to change and we will provide appropriate notice for each phase through Message Center as we approach July and August.
• June – New experiences are available and users can enable through settings.
• July – Experiences are enabled by default and users can disable through settings.
• August – Experiences are enabled by default and user controls are no longer available.
• Meeting notes will launch to the main Teams client
• Support for full screen content viewing will be coming in the future
• Support for Invision Freehand Whiteboard will be coming in the future
Felicity Hirschfield commented
WOW - this appears on the main page and was launch in November 2016 and it's only just been updated (may 2020) to 'coming soon' 4 years later. Don't think I'll bother making any suggestions!
I am sure that by now, you know the impact that enabling more than 4 or 3x3 video views at the same time will have in distance learning, virtual classrooms, teachers, companies, and on, on, on!
Looking forward to see this feature now.
Cecil Seepaul commented
3×3 view has made its way to our instance. Our teachers are grateful. Thank you
End of the week sounds good. Thanks
Daniel Esteban Montoya Muñoz commented
Buenos días como amanecen , si comprendemos pero hace rato mencionaron lo de las mejoras y por ejemplo la de suprimir el ruido en las reuniones y lo de la lista de asistencia en las reuniones y la opción de la manito aun no nos registra.
Por favor nos ayudan con alta prioridad , gracias feliz tarde.
4 years on and we're still "coming soon". Oh, Msft, why don't you just do what you usually end up doing - ditch your own attempt in Teams and buy Zoom?
We need capacity for at least 70 screens accessible at once in our school district. These could be divided between three different views similar to Zoom since 70 would probably be too many for one screen.
I'm looking forward to enabling more than 4 or 3x3 video views at the same time. Staff at my company often have VC meetings with more than 9 people and sometimes I need to do some classroom type training for staff in multiple locations so being able to see the faces of all attendees would be very helpful. Zoom can display 49 people at the same time!
Joe Perrotto commented
While we appreciate the update, you need to increase the frequency of your communication - especially when promises are not met, as well as the level of clarity. For example, what exactly is the "general public ring"? Sounds like internal vocabulary, but not at all helpful or instructive to your customer base. You've also been asked numerous times how users will know the feature has reached their environment, and whether they need to enable this feature by setting, or if it will automatically default to display 3x3. Yet that has not been addressed.
Carole Roys commented
How will we know when our organization receives this update?
I want to test it please
Thanks Alex and the Teams Team.
Lots of comments have been added with lots of passion and many with a dash of unprofessionalism. But I hope you don't miss the spirit of what this whole feature request process should have taught you. That you decided on a particular feature approach (2x2 video) for probably what sounded like, in the conference rooms and on the whiteboards where these things all get born, like a great idea. But your users, the people who use your products every day, thought something differently, let you know about it a LONG time ago, but you didn't believe them, or at least didn't think it was important enough to prioritize. And so it dragged and dragged, got shown in some slides at your events, but never arrived.
Then this crisis hit and many thousands of users who had never upvoted (maybe ever) on User Voice suddenly appeared and added to the early voices that were more engaged pre-crisis. Plus Zoom kicked your butts. So NOW it's a priority. You have to understand how that makes your loyal customers (like me) feel. Our voice doesn't count until 1) Suddenly there are 20,000+ up votes and 2) a competitor via a crisis makes this missing feature smack you in the face so that you wake up to it.
All that to say, learn from this. Don't do it again. Re-think how you're using User Voice (it's terrible by the way - shouldn't there be AI/search to point people to already-in-place requests so they're not just making their own stand-alone request with one vote)? Find out how to engage with key, forward-thinking, enterprise-minded customers so that you're not just making these decisions in a vacuum. (If you think you're already doing this, use this example to re-think your approach - because it's not working,) Your customers are the voice that matters - not your UI/UX/technical voices inside your ivory and disconnected echo chamber of "we're great" validation.
Finally, and thank you for making it this far, don't forget that you have promised more video tiles beyond 3x3. As soon as 3x3 rolls out, begin updating us with clear updates and commitments when you are going to keep going to the next level. It will show us that you are listening, that you have learned, and that we can slowly begin to trust you again when you say things.
A dedicated customer ...
I need this for my classes!!!