Join a video meeting without incoming video to save bandwidth
When participating a meeting, I don't have an option to save bandwidth by shutting down incoming video. [You can close the outgoing video, though]. In situations like attending a meeting abroad through mobile data connection, the video consumes 100's of MB's for a 10-minute meeting. (compared to plain audio, which would be only probably approx 1MB/minute). Or in other cases where you want to save bandwidth and video doesn't come through with good quality (like when working over vpn with a big latency)
Skype for Business had an option to join a meeting with audio only.
John Egleston commented
The feature to turn off incoming video has rolled out. The status of this request should change.
This is an important feature for anyone tethering while on a fixed data plan. Last week, an hour+ video conference it used over 5G of data!
“voice + screen share (no video)” should also be included as an option.
this is same for VDI, having the capability to join audio only ( no incoming video) will reduce performance issues.
I use mobile to listen in, while I RDP to my workstation for the shared content from a separate workstation. (Skype for Business does this nicely)
I'd rather have the option to choose audio only, than 2 seconds of conversation followed by 5 seconds of nothing happening. Joining meetings on my iPhone is impossible (not everyone has 4G you know)