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 large gallery view (7×7 videos) and Together mode are available to the public for desktop & mobile.
Large Gallery is an optional feature and can be turned on at any time during the meeting. The new large gallery has a flexible design and will deliver a network-optimized client video experience that works on multiple device categories.
Note: For the status of this feature for Government Clouds, please visit https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/926545/suggestions/40000762.
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Scott Spiro commented
Using this all the time in Zoom. Teams should have this feature out in General Release.
It will be great to have that feature .. zoom has it already and at this stage with Covid 19 this feature is must have else most of the customers and partners in UAE will move to ‘Zoom’.
I am just another that needs this feature. We already have GoToMeeting accounts, but the shift to work from home has required more licenses and I don't want to go that way. I didn't realize seeing everyone was a real problem, but seeing other peoples' posts show that it is real. We have had hundreds of SFB video conferences and the top complaint is not seeing everyone in the meeting. I just enabled Teams, hoping to kill the Zoom and Slack birds with one stone, but unfortunately it also is limited to 4 on screen. Glad to see that you are working on it, do you have any time frame? I may be forced to get about 10 Zoom accounts by week's end, but I would love to avoid that if Teams will be 3x3 or better in the VERY near future.
Don Wilderotter commented
Are there any guesstimates on a release date?
Given current work-from-home demand, this would be a much appreciated feature update.
We are slowly migrating ALL of our faculty to utilize TEAMs from other platforms and that is the biggest issue we have seen and we worry faculty will not commit if this doesn't get resolved before the end of their semester.
Brian Abraham commented
When you all pull this off please let us know!
Please upgrade with all speed. We'd like to centralize our use of all the Teams functionality, but when a part of the product is not competitive with others that are readily available, it makes this hard to do.
As a teacher that is now doing distance learning, this would be amazing to maintain connections.
I can wholeheartedly say that would be of great benefit to me and the company I work for. We use Teams both for internal and external calls and the number of participants is often higher than four considering that almost everybody is working from home. Not being able to see all participants in a call is then a downside as people's reactions cannot be seen.
I can understand that showing all of participants all the time can create an increase in both cpu and network bandwidth needs, so perhaps it can be offered as an option for users that have more powerful hardware and fast internet.
Thanks for your consideration.
Devki Virk commented
Please do this yesterday... we are a small law firm and it is just not functional to have only 4 participants showing. We might as well just do a conference call rather than video.
Brian Petersen commented
I work for a small New England college. We use teams a lot now for conferences among staff, and the faculty are trying to use it for distance education. They would really like to see all of the members of the class in the video. We feel like we need at least 20 video streams for this to be a viable product to use.
Microsoft has been promising additional participants being able to be seen during Team Meetings for over a year. How is it that Google can make it happen, but Microsoft is still not able to have more than four faces on screen at a time? This should already be a reality. Between Zoom and Google, you are missing the bus. :|
Currently I cannot see anyone besides the person who is doing the talking. I never have the 4 people showing. I have clicked on every button I can find to try to fix this so I can see at least 4, but nothing has worked yet. When more than one person is trying to talk, I only see the circles of their name initials at the bottom of the screen and no one shows up on the screen. How do I fix this so I can at least see 4 people??
I would suggest only for the teacher. I don't know that a student needs to be able to see all 25 class participants... and it isn't something a student would be able to do in a physical class setting.
This is a must for my company - we need this quickly :)
Please add gallery view of all people on call ! This will be very helpful for my team
Tara O commented
Please add a gallery view of peoples video during meetings! I would like to see all participants of a meeting not just 4. Pinning only 4 people in the conversation it is tough for others to be heard and collaboratively participate in the meeting. I have heard of many departments that are moving to Zoom because of the video features available there. The sound quality in Teams is superior to Zoom but being able to see all members of the call is more important. Several university students I know are using Zoom instead of Teams because of the Gallery availability.
Please move this update along as more teams are remote due to Covid-19, our team meeting experience is poor due to not being able to see the whole team. Go To, Lifesize, Google all have this feature
This has been at "Working On it" status for over a year. Accelerating it now is too late - people are moving to Zoom quicker than your development team are working.