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.
Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to share that Landscape mode is supported for meetings and files on phones, and fully supported on large screen devices. The team is looking into extending this functionality to other form factors. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
I saw comments suggesting I should use a third-party app to force the screen orientation.
I understand and knew about those apps. However, they are:
1. Annoying: I have to turn on/off those apps instead of using the system settings.
2. Wasteful: I will not download an app just for Teams (I have before, then I deleted it). I have better ways to use my phone's limited storage.
If Microsoft is thinking about something like Project Latte, they should first make their current softwares run smoothly on Android first.
Thank you for your time.
Alberto Rodriguez Calderon commented
Good morning, it would be important that for future updates of the Teams Chat it is possible to work in horizontal orientation on Android devices
Nam Nguyễn commented
[SOLVED with Workaround]
I managed to force Teams Mobile to be in landscape on Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+). All you need to do is downloading an app that can control device's orientation and force other apps to follow. Here's how:
1. Download app called Rotation Control for free on Play Store ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.crape.rotationcontrol ) (you can use any other app that has similar function, this app works for me).
2. Open Rotation Control app and switch on "Start controlling" and "Start on boot".
3. Rotation Control app adds a zone on status bar with options to force orientation on your choice --> Turn on "Landscape mode" and "Guard mode". (Guard mode is forced orientation to other apps) / OR Turn on "Landscape Sensor mode" as this already includes "Guard mode".
4. Get back to Teams and check your camera again.
Aaditya Aggarwal commented
it takes a lot of time when i switch from potrait to my landscape home screen. if the application was available in landscape, it would be easier for me to switch between other apps and home screen
On a call, where someone shared a web page screen, but it was too small to see in portrait, rotated iOS device and expected rotation to switch screen, but it didn't, so I could hardly see what was happening. I ended up having to zoom in to various elements of the screen to view and then lost the other half of the screen, which meant I asked them to record and left the call, so I could catch up later on desktop and view the video
A much needed requirement for people who are currently working on the move and need to speak and see things in meeting calls
some update on this would be very helpful - seems daft that it cant go lansdscape!
This is incredible from Microsoft not to let users do landscape. Just also think of foldable like Galaxy fold. Come one you ae better than this for real
Yohei Yamashita commented
This is important especially for video calls.
Need landscape mode to make it easier to use Power Apps (navigation, typing in) in Teams Android app.
Ying May Foo commented
Please put utmost priority to this request. Very important!
Any update on this request?
Please allow landscape mode for video on iOS! Teams is great use for our office but portrait ONLY mode makes it very annoying!
Markku Valtanen commented
Lack of this feature makes Teams useless for education as most of our students do not own a computer but follow lectures via mobiles.
This is quite important for effective meetings.
Would really like to be able to use Teams in landscape mode as it will be more efficient typing...as other users already mentioned
Eugene Motoyama commented
This would really be useful, especially for presentations
Andreia Silva commented
Landscape is useful for meetings with presentations
Marie-Helene Lavoie commented
landscape and even upside down mode is mandatory!
Yep, landscape mode would be great.
I am also looking forward to an update that includes a button with which I can rotate the image 90 degrees. There is work to be done for Microsoft as more and more organizations are using Team.