Allow users to enable push to talk in group meetings
Allow the users to configure to enable push to talk in group meetings.
Thank you for your feedback. This feature is still on the backlog, and planned for later this year.
In the meantime, you can try using the keyboard shortcut to toggle mute (Ctrl+Shift+M). For more info on keyboard shortcuts, visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/keyboard-shortcuts-for-microsoft-teams-2e8e2a70-e8d8-4a19-949b-4c36dd5292d2.
Still waiting for this feature, any updates?
This was planned for "later this year" last year. Any ETA on this common and popular feature from every other voice chat application (that is even available on the mobile app)?
Please add this feature!
This is pretty much a must have feature for anyone working from home with children
can you please add it.
Come on you can do it!
4 years... we'll put people on Mars before MS implements this feature!
jonathan fennell commented
@alex, using the keyboard shortcut is unacceptable. Push to talk is a basic feature that many voice communication programs have had built-in baseline for a LONG time. See mumble, teamspeak, ventrilo, and the recent discord. Honestly why Microsoft is not looking at the chat and voice options of dicord for ideas is beyond me. right now when someone asks me what solution to use I want to tell them teams but it is missing BASIC functions.
Venkat Pasumarthi commented
This is an amazing feature. Please implement this.
Please implement this Microsoft. Shouldn't be any issue.
Wtf MS? already add this! DISCORD, ZOOM has this feature are you for real? do you even work?
Aslam GC commented
Ever since I discovered the "spacebar push-to-talk" feature in Zoom, it is one of my favourite functions and I use it every time I'm on a Zoom call. Teams really needs this!
This has been "On the backlog" since Jun of 2020. This is a low effort, high-value feature. Shouldn't be too difficult to put it into place quickly.
Bonus points if we can add an external hardware device (Bluetooth or USB) that can control the MS Teams mute function kind of like the mute button/red light on the Polycom conference room phones.
This is really very needed and urgent feature, especially during working from home, most of the time, one forget to mute the microphone and people in the meeting might hear ??!!!
As some already explained, the unmute keystroke is klunky. I would like to add that many people don't always have Teams in the same workspace/shown over what they are working on, so to unmute, you have to unbury the window and then do a klunky keystroke.
Can we please give this a higher priority? It makes it nearly impossible to work and collaborate simultaneously sometimes. It was planned for late 2020 and now its early 2021.
Ctrl+Shift+M is bad design because you always have to know whether you're muted or not. Additionally that state can change without you noticing.
At least give us two dedicated shortcuts: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/42375193-separate-keyboard-shortcuts-for-mute-and-unmute
PTT would be a very handy feature. As of now the 2 ways to mute/unmute yourself during a call are either clicking on the mic icon or using the CTRL+SHIFT+M shortcut. Meetings' etiquette would require users to mute themselves when not talking, both the ways to mute/unmute are quite clunky ways and most of the times you're not sure if you're muted or not. Competitors like zoom have implemented ppt on a key on the keyboard (e.g. the space bar)
It would be nice to have something like that in MS Teams.
As a temporary workaround you can try one of these apps to do system wide PTT.
I have no affiliation with either, but I have used them both and can recommend them.
Thierry Dalon commented
You can use this solution to have a global hotkey for mute and video https://tdalon.blogspot.com/2021/02/teams-shortcuts-new-features-202101.html
Is there any update on implementing this idea?
Stian Indal Haugseth commented
I would love this feature! @Microsoft, when will this be elevated from backlog to planned? It's been a year since last update. In the corona-times we need this! I keep chacking if I remembered to mute and always forget to unmute. Push-to-talk works great for other voice chat services I have used.