Introduce breakout room functionality
We have a business requirement for breakout rooms with live events. The idea is pretty simple - we plan to use live events to host internal staff training webinars and as part of that, at times we will ask for small groups of people (typically 4-5) to go away into a breakout room and come back to the group with their answer/idea.
We would like to see this functionality be introduced to Microsoft Teams for not only live events but also video calls. This would provide feature parity with pre-existing tools such as Zoom, WebEx and many more which would be a cost saving for us.
Features we would expect as part of breakout rooms would be as follows:
- Option to assign users to a specific room
- Option to random assign users to a specific room
- Presenters/producers can switch between rooms
- Breakout rooms have a time limit for how long they last before everyone being bought back to the group
- The ability to appoint a moderator of a breakout room
- The ability to record each and every room separately (This is a dream ask)
Happy to provide more detail as required.
Based on your recent feedback, we have prioritized this feature and begun working on it. We’ll update as we make progress and have more details to share.
This would be great to have. This feature is vital ,i need this functionality!
. An estimated date would be great. My school is preparing for the new academic year and looks like it won't be teams for the lack of breakout rooms. I have been hopeful to be able to make them lean towards Teams but the chances are dropping every day
Tina Nielsen commented
When using Teams for online teaching, this feature is vital and would be highly appreciated, thank you.
I'm trying to decide between Zoom and Teams. I need this functionality ... please!
What is the road map timeline for this feature....it's really needed to continue training in our organisation.
Please let us know if there are any updates to this feature, thank you!
May we please get an update on ETA for a breakout rooms feature in Teams?
Kim D commented
Any update as to the timeline of adding breakouts to Teams for meetings? We need to make a decision soon as to whether to use Teams or Zoom for an upcoming meeting and without breakout capabilities in Teams, we will need to use a different platform.
Can provide a timeline for launch of this feature.
This would be a great feature to have. Currently working from home has changed our meeting looks and approaches. Working from the office prior to COVID, we were able to separate into different parts of the room. Now we are having to drop the meeting, create a new meeting, and then join back into the original meeting. My previous employer utilized Cisco Webex, which had this feature, and it was amazing for instances like this.
Gemma Patersohn commented
I would love this feature - I work in a global financial services company in Talent & Development and this would really help us.
this would be great for educators...and needed soon.
Please add - thx
Janice Morton commented
Hello MS Teams, This would be such a great additional tool for our organisation, departments and most importantly our members (nurses, midwives, Healthcare Assistants (HCAs), Assistant Practitioners , Trainee Nursing Associates and student nurses). We look forward to receiving an update. Thank you. Royal College of Nursing.
We need this like yesterday. Can you please post an update as it's been over a month since the previous on (april 14). thanks
Simone Pronk commented
Niklas Herbring commented
We need this asap! Any updates, please?
Georg Pusarnig commented
SO SO NEEDED!!!!!
Chrysanthi Gkolia commented
That is a much awaited feature. Any news on when you expect to release it?
what's the status of this?