Disable Audio, Video, and Desktop sharing by user
Our users are spread across the globe, with varying bandwidth strength and local policies on video calling. We desperately need the ability to enable audio, video, and desktop sharing in Teams only to a subset of users (either by users or by location). We are able to do this with Skype, so makes sense to do the same in Teams.
why this option is not there... it is must have.. eating up all the bandwidth in poor country like India...
Mohammed Nisthar commented
I don't find an option in Teams admin portal to Disable Room Audio feature on the meeting home screen before joining a meeting.
Reason is users when they try to use this Feature Multiple Rooms are getting voice overlapped. Which is quite Not good for business.
Is there any way to achieve it ? or can you take this as a feedback to implement in future.
Gilbert Tardivel commented
It is already laborious to join daily meetings in Teams, too much clicks before entering, ending on disallowing incoming video for large group, one click less should be nice.
Antons Kijaņica commented
User should be able to set their default preference for incoming video. I am mildly introverted, so I don't really feel comfortable seeing people staring at me through my monitor. Also, in most cases the video is of quite low quality, so seeing those faces full of visual artifacts is not really a pleasant experience anyway.
Users should have the option of disabling incoming video by Default. Sometimes video is not needed and should not be forced. Bandwidth is a concern to all seeing that so many are now working from home. By user preference would be a great option.
Users should have the option of disabling incoming video by Default. While sometimes it's valuable to see faces, far more often it is simply a waste of precious bandwidth. The option to have it off by default (Based on an individual user preference) would be awesome. That way a user could turn it on if it was pertinent to a meeting but save the bandwidth and visual distraction otherwise.
Fekete Farkas commented
meetings Incoming Video to have the option to be turn-off / on as predefined setting by user
This, due to the exact same problem as Jed Walker described ...
Jed Walker Created on August 25, 2020
Can Incoming Video have a default to turn-off
I have limited internet and I can attend meetings well if incoming video is turned off. I know you can turn it off once in the meeting, but when I join a large meeting this is problematic at the beginning.
Can you provide a Settings option so you set an Incoming Video default to Off or On when joining meetings?
This function needs to be disabled. I was on a team meeting with my team, little did I know the video automatically displays and it displayed my in my robe without my wig, I ducked to the side and immediately clicked video off... unbelievable. Please disable ASAP.
Please disable incoming video as default
I agree. We should have the option to always default to turning off incoming video. I have multiple people in my house eating up my limited bandwith and work on a team that always wants to turn on video.
Please disable incoming video as default as in options. Who needs this kind of option can enable this option. Thank you.
Default disable video please! I don't want to see videos of my coworkers nosehair eating up my bandwidth. I have to turn this off every time. Default functionality please please!
the ability to set Teams Calls to VIDEO off by default ….. WebEx has this across the board … with the regular working from home the always fighting the cemra on and off is a "F#@%ing" pan the in the rear
With ADMX FIles, zoom 5.x allow to diseable Audio-Video and File Sharing feature with the installation client. Perfect solution with Citrix Env.
Wake Up Microsoft
Rajesh Angira commented
It would be better if presenter can take control of audio, video and sharing of content for the time being from different members or attendees for effective presentation and reduce the internet consumption too. please.
Still Waiting for these changes
Richard K commented
Abdul-Rahman WM, does this hard to find setting actually disable audio, video, and/or desktop sharing in Teams, which is what this thread is about?
Abdul-Rahman WMG commented
You can control who can present in a meeting:
You need to go to the calendar in MS Teams and, click on the invite, and go into the meeting options **after** you create the meeting/class. This button is slightly hidden right next to the timezone. Weirdly, it doesn’t let you set those options while creating the invite, but rather after you save it. It then redirects you to a web page. In these options, you can set the “Who can present?” option to “Only Me”.
The default settings can be changed to always start with “Only Me”, but that has to be done by the global IT admin of your Office 365 installation.
For those looking for this, maybe evaluate the teams policies you can apply in scenarios the users are on VDI. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-for-vdi
With this it lets you disable by user voice/video capabilities.
raymund c commented
Microsoft Program Managers, is there any thoughts on this? dozens of remote offices and not all have high-speed links.