Start a meeting with the mic muted, like Skype and Lync do
When joining a meeting, the video and mic should be turned off by default and need to be turned on by the user either per session or globally via settings. This is the default behavior for both Skype for Business and Lync 2013 (as I recall).
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How is this configured? My team are still seeing the default of an unmuted mic when joining a TEAM call through the desktop application.
Nick Crouch commented
We just recently had to stop using Teams for multiple meetings because this has not yet been implemented. Any update on when we can expect this functionality?
Eric Cutcher commented
Why is this not done yet on the Windows app? This shouldn't take over 3 months to implement for the windows app. Huge issue for non technical users always joining a meeting with audio on and not realizing it.
Tommy Ryan commented
This needs to be done ASAP to have our organization use Teams Meetings vs. other products like GoToMeeting or join.me. I hope this gets put in soon.
Today I was in a meeting in which I had conscientiously muted my microphone. In face, as the initial presenter, I specifically requested that all users voluntarily mute themselves.
A few minutes into the Skype for Business meeting, my connection froze, and I had to re-enter the meeting. Guess what. When I re-joined the meeting, my microphone was UNMUTED!!! I didn't notice. Very embarrassing.
This is BASIC FUNCTIONALITY. Please fix this. This is not controversial.
We have scenario where user wanted to Join SFB meeting everyone as Unmuted. Is there any way to set up per user or for everyone. Is there any possibility either at Client side or or server side to do these changes for Skype meetings.
this feature is stupid - why would you do it this way round?
I understand with most connections like 1to1 skype you want the default to have the mic enabled otherwise you risk minutes of working out how to unmute. But with teams the default or at least an option to set the default behavior should be allowed. Additionally, when the mic is muted can there be an option to show a 'muted' icon that is persistent in the window?
Where are we at on this? This needs to be enabled by default please!
Kurt S commented
Please implement mute-by-default! When joining large meetings, the audio (during the connection attempt) is iffy as to when it will join. And since I will be UnMuted, I have to sit there and watch...and wait...so once audio is connected, I can click the Mute icon. Why would I want this to be the default nature?? Please add an option so I can Mute-by-default if that is my desire. Thanks in advance!
Sara H commented
I've had a couple of coworkers bristle at this. They would prefer to have the video especially be something that they could enable after the fact, but prefer to not have it start at default. I can imagine when you have lots of people logging into a meeting how having everyone unmuted by default would also be a huge issue.
Ginger Bidell commented
Having the microphone default to off would make using Teams much more effective. It's cumbersome to have everyone come in with their microphone off. It wastes time trying to get everyone to mute them.
Agreed. People should arrive to meeting in mute as default.
Rob Beste commented
This is ESSENTIAL for any meeting with more than 5 people. Please implement this!
When arriving to a meeting in TEAMS, can you make the participant mute by default or like in Skype that shows the organizer muted you ...
Mark Noble commented
While I prefer everyone to use cameras during a meeting so we can benefit from body language, it seems to be the reason the majority of my colleagues bristle at using Teams for meetings.
Currently, the "Join meeting" button just has a camera button while other calls can be joined in a "voice only" mode. It'd be nice to have the ability to join a meeting with audio only.
Of course, some people already just put tape over their cameras (though if they wish to be consistent in hiding their appearance they should wear bags over their heads during our in-person meetings as well).