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.
+1 Need this ASAP
Please make sure this is system wide otherwise it's pointless. Most people are not actually looking at the video during a call, I usually turn it off due to poor network.
You notice this by the time it takes someone to unmute himself during a meeting which is very annoying for everyone.
Walter W. commented
Push to talk is urgently needed
Still waiting... Ctrl-Shift-M is a permanent toggle and not a 'user friendly' shortcut... Zoom can so it and many other SW also.
Pat McGuinness commented
Gaming communications apps such as TeamSpeak and Ventrillo have been doing this for over a decade. A simple key binding for either mic mute/unmute upon key tap or key hold is quite an easy coding function. Can't understand how this wasn't build into the program to begin with, let alone that it's been requested since day one and we're now over three years since this uservoice was initially voiced.
Especially now with the remote workforce shift, this is seriously needed. How about we move this from the backlog back burner and put it on the front burner to serve up this function to the masses that need it?
This would be very useful. Especially when during the push the loudspeakers are muted to avoid audio feedback.
Please add this.
Teamspeak could do that 19 years ago.
Do not listen to boomers.
It’s seriously more organized to run raids on ventrilo while playing world of Warcraft than it is having a team meeting on Teams. Can Microsoft PLEASE come and meet us in the 21st century and enable hot keys and push to talk???
elisa della faille commented
I would like to put more weight on this feature request. With meetings online becoming the norm this is a must have. to make teams more appealing
Jesper Plesner Hansen commented
Would like to weigh in on the side of keeping the mute on/off, and having an override push-to-talk key (preferably usuable outside of Teams being focused).
James Read commented
Is this coming?
This is at the front of all successful applications using voice chat. Ventrilo, TeamSpeak, Discord, etc.
Microsoft, this should be a priority for PTT. It makes the app non appealing.
Very disappointed with the response. The toggle mute "Shortcut" is completely useless - it's no quicker than clicking the on screen button, and it still requires Teams to be the active window. We need the ability for presenters and those who are working on other things, or looking at reference documents to be able to mute and unmute at a moment's notice. Having to wait 5-10 seconds for people to change windows before their mic can be unmuted every time they're asked a question is unacceptable. This causes a measurable financial loss every month - likely in the 100's or even 1000's when added up across the company.
Will the PTT feature be a system-wide shortcut, so I can use it even when Teams is not focused?
Is there not someone on your team who could have this done tomorrow before lunch? Do your developers have a personal bias against PTT. I don't even know how to code and I could make a hold-toggle code in autohotkey with like 30 minutes of research. Aren't you embarrassed for your team's lack of effort here, Alex?
James Dean commented
Ctrl+Shift+M only works when Teams is focused, which defeats part of the purpose...
Der Barde commented
How long are we going to wait for this?
would be great to push Spacebar when you are saying something and mute automatically when you release the spacebar.
Richard Natal commented
Didn't find push to talk in backlog... in which feature id?