Support for Landscape mode in iOS/Android app
Landscape support for iOS would be a real differentiation point to Slack. Slack lacks support for years now. Users of plus size devices would love to read and type to a channel. If you use a Plus size device in landscape and switch to Teams it is quiet annoying that the orientation switches to Portrait as well.
This feature request is still being reviewed.
need landscape badly
Bran D commented
It has literally been over 2 years.. why the hesitation to add this simple feature.
Chris OBryan commented
Please implement landscape mode. When I get a message from Teams on my phone I will go to a computer to respond. Typing in portrait mode is terrible.
Gary Cook commented
Pretty useless if someone is sharing their laptops screen and I can’t rotate my ipad to landscape. What’s the point of teams on an ipad then? To call people with a brick?
Portrait is only really any good for phones as tablets are usually used in landscape so this makes the app very difficult to promote to users. Having the 'selecting users' and 'calling' screens in portrait really annoys users.
Allen Tomes commented
Okay, but can we please get this for Android?
David Johnson commented
Another frustrated Teams app user simply wanting to type in chat in landscape. Vertical entry only is not user-friendly. Please address this, Microsoft!!!
Even just support to rotate a screen share would be very helpful. People often share desktop screens but in portrait it is almost impossible to actually read what is being presented.
Dwayne Alton commented
The iOS app is far better than the Android app. The Android app on a tablet is pretty-much useless. We recently had an MS employee in our office and showed her. She was shocked how bad it is. Why do items listed as "Under Review" sit there without updates for 8 months?
Ken denman commented
It's too bad Microsoft's employees can't vote on functionality. This deficiency would have been noticed immediately
Lmao it's 2019 and this still isn't done
Robert Harvey commented
Critical feature for using Teams on Android TVs - can't swing those 75" bad boys around to portrait! :)
Landscape-mode would be very much appreciated. It would be really useful.
A hearty up-vote for landscape! I can't believe these mobile collaboration apps don't support landscape mode from day one. What are they thinking? Microsoft has a window (no pun intended) of opportunity here - strike while the iron is hot! Make landscape happen!
My vote is to be able to use in landscape. Much of what we post is in table format and I have to scroll to the right to see the most important part for quick decisions.
I noticed when using Teams for a phone call, the App moves to Landscape mode and back, and as @Brandon stated it apparently is already supported. Perhaps they could just remove the lock?
Hey MS Teams Team
Are you able to make the Teams App (iPhone/Andriod) rotate to a landscape view when in a chat screen??
Sometimes is the little things. This is one of those times. On my tablet and my phone, I often am in landscape mode when at office. There isn't that much UX that needs to be developed for this one, so please?
The app ignores system settings and enforces a rotation lock for vertical orientation. This makes typing much slower and decreases the usability of the app.
By using 3rd party apps to force rotation override on android everything seems to work fine forcing landscape, so there does not seem to be any technical reason s why the orientation lock flags need to be set.