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.
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
Michael Massee commented
So this is official M$ ?, no support and updates for Linux.
Gerd Triebel commented
fantastic very good news
What about Teams Linux client? Will that receive also the "Large Gallery view"?
Stephen Curry commented
Where is browser support for more than 1 stream??? We use MCAS and this causes us huge issues as the client cant be used on Windows without leaking data.
Any idea when linux clients will be updated to more than 4 videos?
Fausto Marasco commented
Great that these features are coming out for Windows & Mac, but what about Linux !!!!
Thank you! Just what we waited for!
Question: Roadmap item 65336 (7x7 in GCC) is cancelled but the reason given is that it is a duplicate of 65333 (7x7 in other environments).
65333 has not been updated to include GCC, however.
Should 65333 be updated to include GCC in the Cloud Instances / Tags, or is 7x7 no longer coming to GCC?
Ron Garcia commented
This is exciting, we can't wait for the 49 participants large gallery view.
Great progress--thank you!
Great! But why Linux client is still behind? Maybe I am not a fan of MS as a company, but I really appreciate some of your products. However, the way you treat a Linux client reminds me why I switched to the open-source OS
Another Linux user here stick with 4 callers. When can we expect an upgrade? Zoom may not prioritise Linux either but at least we can have big gallery view in their client.
Lol I'm surprised they even released a Linux version. I'm sure the user adoption is slow low for that OS, you're lucky they even have a version for you so stop complaining.
So, up to 49 for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS? Awesome!
On Linux? Still only 4, no raise hand, no blur or custom backgrounds...
Quite a slap in the face to be honest. Guess we truly are second class citizens after all.
John Long commented
Awesome. What about using it in Citrix with the HDX optimized client?
Can you ask your developers so show Hands raise in sharing screen mode? While presenter displays we cannot see the who has questions.
Kevin Munro commented
Great news guys, sounds awesome!
Patrick Dawson commented
This was announced as opt-in for June, opt-out for July and mandatory for August. Has this slipped a month on all 3 phases of the rollout?
This feature is working well so far. There is one big improvement to make - many users are still joining with their laptops closed and camera on, broadcasting a black image. This then crowds the screen. Can we have options similar to "mute participant" or some recognition and prompt user to show themselves or turn camera off?