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
[Deleted User] commented
Hopefully this will come soon.
Martin Schaub commented
Missing the new features in Linux client. Hopefully this will come soon...
Patricio Zevallos commented
As an educational institution it's really important to see every student connected. Also, as teachers, we need to see the presenter's video during screen sharing.
[Deleted User] commented
Frustrated by not being able to see all on call
So any improvement on 2x2 is good but Teams Room systems are still stuck on this:
Mrs. KEOWN commented
We also need the presenter's video to be seen during screen sharing! For individuals who use American Sign Language to communicate it's impossible to share a screen and then communicate about the information because participants can't see the person signing.
Andre Smith commented
Will this feature be enabled in the Linux app any time soon?
is there any update?
Nice, is web client considered "supported mobile platforms", else it would be nice with an updated road map for that also.
Even if you can't make it broader than 4x4 (which you should do) Why can't you scroll to see more? The competitors are crushing you on this.
@Alex, when you say pop-out meetings experience, do you mean it can be minimized with a floating window and users can open other programs/application while having the Teams meeting floating in the corner?
We have had 3x3 but then it seems that it is very hit or miss as to when that is utilized, it appears as though Teams will sometimes show in this format or it will often revert back to the 2x2 for some reason, even when there are 6 or more people on the call. My coworkers can see all 7, and I can only see 1 or 2 people at a time.
Excellent... You are on the right track... Kudos for Microsoft fo understanding the importance of this issue...
Now that Microsoft is "fixing" (read: abhorrently breaking) this issue, how do we REVERT to the DRAMATICALLY MORE ACCESSIBLE four people at once maximum that MADE TEAMS BETTER THAN THE COMPETITION...
Y'know, for those of us for whom tracking what feels like a billion faces on the screen simultaneously is a serious problem? Where only having large pictures for the relevant people was actually a serious benefit, because toggling between one rapidly changing person and everyone all at once is a visual processing nightmare?
Why is everyone so wrong about this? Just because extroverts love seeing faces over practical utility of only seeing RELEVANT faces doesn't mean the rest of us should have to suffer through walls of useless visual garbage data trying to track down who is actually talking at any given moment. Setting the screen to only 1 person (the common alternative to these horrid walls of faces) is painful as well, because then the screen keeps rapidly shifting any time there's a dialogue happening. The 2x2 grid was PERFECT for solving this problem, WHY would Microsoft want to get RID of this awe-inspiringly amazing solution? Redirect the folks trying to implement this nonsense to REAL usability features like Push-to-Talk*.
* I OBVIOUSLY mean the definition literally EVERYBODY means in 2020, where you press and hold a key to enable the microphone, and when you let go the microphone re-mutes. I don't understand why Microsoft thinks a definition almost nobody has ever heard of about something to do with walkie talkies is what people are asking for here.
Ian Sean McLendon commented
When you say "7×7 will be released with the new pop-out meetings experience, which is beginning roll-out later this month," do you mean later in June? That would be awesome! I assume you mean July though.
Many thanks! You are doing a great job!
Dario Varzea commented
Is this included in VDI environments? Only have the speaker view in Citrix Desktop. Zoom does up to 9!
Michael Massee commented
Any info for the Linux version ?
We have had 3x3 but then it seems that it is very hit and miss as to when that is utilised, it appears as though Teams will sometimes show in this format or it will often revert back to the 2x2 for some reason, even when there are 9 or more people on the call....
Ralph Boccalini commented
Nice that the we are nearly there! Please people stop comparing Zoom with Teams, Teams is a "Collaboration" tool and not only a spoiled "Video and Audio Conference" tool as Zoom, the comparison in inappropriate and if you have users complaining explain the advantages of Teams even without 3*3 or 7*7 video Feature....