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.
In addition to being available on Windows & Mac, we have released iOS 2×4 (mobile) and 3×3 (iPad), along with Large Gallery and Together Mode. You will see these options with the latest version from the app store. We are targeting availability for Android clients (mobile and tablet) this quarter as well.
You can read more about Large gallery view, Together mode, as well as other new meetings experiences here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-meeting-and-calling-experience-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1537581
please hurry up and enable this -
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Please do that, it would be nice to see all the students at once!
adam dawson commented
would be useful
MS you need to get this done ASAP!!!!
You are losing bsuiness to Zoom as people are finding it a better product.
I would love to have more than 4 people on Video. Should work. In these times you just need to hurry up Microsoft
Please get this done! Don't want to lose people to other products!
Just got off a Zoom call with 11 people with video, completely seamless. Let's get on this one all.
Please prioritize the possibility to view more than 4 cameras simultaneously. So important now, as we have limited opportunities to see one another!
can you give an approximate timeline please?
We are now conisdering other platforms because of this
Allart Hoekstra commented
Dear Alex, is there any prediction when this feature will be added? We are currently re-evaluating our meeting software (we are currently using Teams), since this is a breaking point in the times of Corona for larger online meetings. Kind regards! Allart
Johan Milbrink commented
@Alex in Teams Engineering: it would be very helpful if you could please share an approximate timeline for this feature. Otherwise you are really not "updating" us on anything.
Richard Raglin commented
We as an organization have really struggled with implementing new software. The IT department has been trying to push Teams since its release. People have been resistant. Well along comes Covid-19 and now we have to work from home. We now have a need for video Conferencing. So we excitedly pushed out Teams.. Whats with it installing in App Data Local fix that also but I already voted that one up. Anyway out staff used teams for about a week then came the questions as to why we had a service that was so limited. Our CEO pushed us to deploy zoom. Microsoft has a very small window to fix this issue before people make teams the new skype... A thing of the past. Companies are not going to bounce around to different platforms during these uncertain times. Heads should roll in the Teams Dev Department.
Garrett Morton commented
Is there a target date for this?
Dale Parris commented
is there a workaround for now?
Zoom has this feature. Teams should do too.
It will be great to show video of all participants of the meeting!
I love many great features of Teams, but I also admit that for my side educational business we went with zoom. The video quality is much lower that Teams though, but it still wins on many fronts:
1. It doesn’t require participants for an email account.
2. To schedule a meeting in zoom is super fast, and easy to share the link and dial in info.
3. It has many fantastic security settings
4. The recordings are super fast to access and share.
5. We can see faces of more than 4 participants.
6. It’s free or cheap for the more advanced features.
There is more other great functionality in zoom but the above are big ones in functionality and ease of usability.
This vote system here is actually shows wrong number as well who need this feature.
For every vote here, there are I guess at least 10+ people behind it considering the topic, that users need to see MORE people than they are seeing now.
So actual votes for this feature just from this "Feedback Forum" should be around quarter or a half a million votes and its rising fast.
Jacquelyn Branks commented
My team would be SUPER happy with more than 4 screens. Thanks so much for pushing through this update!