Meet now Video button
In a Channel, when you click on the Meet Now video button and then click on "Meet Now", the camera is automatically turned on. Please set this to disable so the camera is not automatically turned on, people may not want to start a video call and may just want to do a Screen share.
When you click the “Meet Now” button in a channel, you can click the little “Off” or “On” that appears in the window next to the word “Video”, and this will either enable or disable video before the call starts.
Please note we currently allow screensharing only when the video is enabled. If you would like to be able to screenshare without a video, please vote here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16936774-enable-screen-sharing-without-video-call
John D. Shkolnik commented
As Kurt mentioned below, this is inadequate. Video should default to opt-out; the consequences for inadvertently sharing when you're not ready can end a career.
Suphatra, this is not a good solution. Yes, you can turn it off for yourself when you click "Meet Now" within a conversation... But other people are forced to start a video call when joining. There needs to be a setting to disable by default or at least accept with only voice!
Terry Mc commented
Was just about to add this one myself. I know its a small thing, but its annoying..
Maybe this is fine for some, but it should be an option. We don't have the bandwidth for a lot of video meeting in our case. A setting we can select someplace would be great.