Visual feedback when I speak would be helpful
When I join a team meeting, the profile images of all other members in the meeting are displayed. Whenever one of them speaks, a subtle "sound wave" effect radiates out from the speaker's profile image. This is useful, as it lets me see who is speaking.
However, when I speak, I do not see any feedback at all. This means that if my microphone cuts out, or I forget to un-mute myself, I have no idea that nobody can hear me. On the other hand, I may forget to mute my microphone while someone else is speaking, and accidentally inject extra background noise (keyboard clacking, co-workers talking nearby, etc.) to the conversation. Again, at present, I would not realize this was happening unless someone else in the meeting commented on it. On a near-daily basis, at least one person in my team will forget to mute/un-mute at some point in the meeting.
I would like to see some sort of subtle feedback, similar to what I mentioned in the first paragraph, whenever my microphone picks up sound and sends it to the meeting. At present, the best I can do is constantly bring up the sharing options to check whether I am muted or not.
Erik Ledding commented
This feature being missing is hard to excuse. It should be a very simple addition, and it's value is undeniable. Dudley's comment is also spot on, especially with the local echo feature, though myself I recommend instead of muting someone that's being unintentionally noisy, open a separate Teams conversation with only the offender and text that person with a comment about their noise. That is, until Teams supports sending a private message to a meeting participant... hint, hint!
This is a horrible bug in teams. Without this, I have no way to tell a troublesome user on the call that their background noise is broadcasting or tell them where to see the problem so they then fix it themselves.
The only thing I can do is mute them manually myself using the mute functionality, but then I just became the "mute police" and I get complaints like "Why is it every time I want to speak, I'm muted? Can you just not mute me? I don't hear what the problem is".
This, combined with the lack of an echo service like skype has, and combined again with it being very easy to join a call on the wrong microphone, makes teams calling on anything other than 1-2-1 calls near impossible.