Turn Off video receiving for save Network and Battery
I want to turn off the video receiving of meeting, for save network and battery.
Currently, I can turn off the video sending of meeting,
But can NOT turn off the video receiving of meeting.
For mobile, and For low bandwidth environment,
I want to turn off the video receiving of meeting, like sending if other account send their video.
Please turn off video receiving feature to Microsoft Teams.
Jonathan H commented
Please provide this option.
Who decided that it's always best for the thousands of meetings being held every day to have video broadcast decisions made ONLY by the person who wants to broadcast themselves. This is saying that if anyone on a meeting wants to broadcast their face/surroundings (regardless of how controlled or professional they are), everyone else is REQUIRED to watch them.
We have 'mute participant' for audio, why wouldn't you have the same for video (as a minimum).
It should be on a per-user basis, each user deciding to broadcast or not (existing feature) and receive video or not (proposed/requested new feature).
It is true that for conversation only meetings with no content shared there can be collectively more engagement but please don't force this on ALL MS Teams users. For content sharing meetings video is just 'visual noise.'
Patrick Dugan commented
This feature of disabling incoming video to help address bandwidth issues needs to be implemented, especially when the incoming video is suspect to causing basic audio quality. If MS Teams is not going to allow user to disable all incoming video, then they should at least allow a manual way of limiting the incoming quality to help alleviate the bandwidth issue. Like most other video conferencing software does.
For many of my meetings, I want NO video, but I do need to share content. If I can't do this with MS Teams, then I might as well use GoToMeeting.
I'm missing audio content, which is much more important in my case, because Teams is busy trying to get video.
Did this request get any traction? With numerous employees working remotely this is becoming a rather irritating issue. The ability to disable incoming video should be a basic feature. Not every laptop can handle multitasking various apps required for meetings PLUS managing multiple incoming video streams. Surely this is something that deserves looking into.
Not in few meetings have I been where someone requests everyone else to turn off video, trying to 'have more bandwidth for the audio'.
Unlike my friend around here, to me (and many people as science shows) being able to actually see the face and expressions of the people I'm talking to keeps me engaged.
I get easily distracted otherwise.
Would be nice if the one person whose having bandwidth issues can simply turn off video and the rest keep using it.
I find video of my colleagues to be distracting and would like to be able to turn off the incoming video stream of their web cam. You have a presentation you are reviewing and discussing together then small video of your colleagues - cannot see how this does not reduce attention span and thus overall productivity.
Add to that during this time of social distancing , more are using virtual meetings and this seems to have resulted in casual attire and appearance. Seeing a bunch of unshaven guys who seem to have just rolled out of bed may be endearing to some but not to all. The option of no incoming video should be a feature of this product.
Ante Smolčić commented
I just don't want to look at my co-workers. And it appears video causes 100% CPU on Linux.
Christoph Vollmer commented
I would also find this helpful to save bandwidth or have the possibility to have more bandwidth for audio when the other just share unnecessary screens.
This is also necessary for when we are listening over a poor quality cell/WiFi connection. Teams will currently automatically prompt the user to stop displaying video if it detects a poor quality connection but it would be helpful to be able to manually prevent displaying of video when we detect there might be a bandwidth problem.
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)
Jesse Harris commented
When on Windows 10 battery saver disable send and receive of video and only use audio in a meeting