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Show more than 4 active people in video calls

Teams is limited to showing 4 video streams at a time, it would be better if we had some control over that. We do a morning standup every morning with 8 remotes, it would be great if we could see them at all times.

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  • JH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, this needs to be a very high priority, as the competitors easily show all participants (Zoom, for example). Has this been slated for an upcoming release yet?

  • TLD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please work to allow more than 4 people on a call. We have multiple locations with multiple teams and not to have this available is difficult.

  • Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We typically conference between 5 to 6 locations at once. Skype for Business showed all participants just fine. I don't understand why Microsoft decided to limit to 4 was a good idea since they forced us to use Teams instead of Skype on Office 365 now. Not happy.

  • Konrad Stahr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please update on status, this is actually really important for teams users. Thanks for taking care of this one and take customer feedback seriously 😃👍

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For multiple people in a call, it is also helpful to be able to chose if you want just one of the video screens to dominate. For example, someone may be showing a prototype or may be pointing to a status board.
    Sometimes you want to see everyone. Sometimes you just want to see one.

  • CM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed! Our company employs a fully remote workforce. This is a real issue for us as we have regular meetings with more than 4 people and the employees being all remote, it is critical to be able to see everyone.

  • Jay Yoo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Support Teams,

    Zoom, GotoMeeting, Lifesize, Vidyo, Workplace, Highfive, LiveStorm, ClickMeeting, RingCentral, Sampage, etc.

    Most O365 users with All these web conferencing services are waiting for this feature to be added.
    I'm certain that MS has done their market researching but we are all willing to pay little extra more to have this features added.

    Keep up with this update!

  • JC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be a top priority for Microsoft. More than four on a screen is essential for a productive and truly interactive videoconferencing experience. Please push this out ASAP!

  • Sandy Phan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With a large remote workforce, most video calls at my company include more than 4 participants. It is very difficult to tell when all attendees are present. Only being able to view 4 people makes meetings far less inclusive and interactive.

  • Grace Carmody commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with the comment below - moving away from Zoom to Teams for video calls has been difficult on account of the limits in viewing everyone. A large portion of our organization is remote, so this function is critical.

  • Bryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've been trying to help move our organization away from Zoom and into Teams, but this is a real issue for departments/teams that have regular meetings and want to be able to see everyone (5-10) that are remote .

  • nanderson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Who only has a team of four? Most department teams are 5-10 people for small to midsized companies. Please, extend the users to a more applicable amount. Other platforms are going to make you obsolete if you can't evolve.

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