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
This is vital. As is put your hand up and sharing screen as well as the organiser's face at the same time. Zoom has these things and it is vital for education purposes.
I am very disappointed by Teams' 2x2 display. It is just not good enough.
It is of vital importance that we could see more than 4 people in a Teams meeting.
Please develop this urgently!
Dan Broadberry commented
We will imminently be moving to Zoom if this isn't available right away. I'm sure a lot of other companies will be doing the same too! Please cn you provide at least an estimate on when this might be in place? Even just an increase to showing 20 people would cover most scenarios. How long will this take?
Dave Webb commented
2 years. Come on get a grip. With the COVID-10 crisis upon us, now is the time to sort it. People will take up Zoom
Would love more video feeds, and different layout for different collaboration, education, team, sales presentation meetings.
I believe Zoom is the one where all participants can be visible during video chat
Yesterday it worked. You are really working on it. 🙂 Thanks
Josep Rico commented
We have to move my whole company to zoom because we need this implementation :-( so sad.
Hu Da commented
Working on it for over 2 years, seriously??? We now are forced to use zoom 😠
Costyn van Dongen commented
Please implement this!
Clive Hornsby commented
If Teams does not show a similar number of participants as Zoom it will lose out.
The COVID-10 crisis could cause a massive migration to Zoom, which does not have the additional functionality and security levels we have within Microsoft Teams.
How do you change a setting to be able to show 4 participants? I only ever get one
Johannes Wilk commented
The gallery view is very important for our company. Many thanks if you improve this point quickly.
Calum Steen commented
This is essential for me. I don't trust my lazy team of devs not to bunk off when 'working' from home so must be able to see them all sitting at their computer via webcam. I need to see when they put up their hand to use the restroom.
Amit Gupta commented
Thank you, this is most demanding feature from our educator community.
Loren Bordeaux commented
Thank you for working on this. My org is using Zoom more and more but also trying to get staff to use Teams. This is a battle with all the Zoom features compared to Teams specifically for VC. It’s getting to be a harder sell. Plus I’d rather be buying more Microsoft products, like M365 vs spending more on another VC platform.
We have to be able to see all students in the session... this is critical.
Tim Fry commented
The sooner the better. COVID-19 has pushed teaching online and not being able to see more than 4 from your class is crazy!!!