Allow Teams Meeting Host to Toggle Meeting Entry Exit Tones Conference Bridge Settings
As an O365 global admin there is no way to let my Teams users toggle these audio conferencing meeting preferences themselves.
There is only a global setting in the Teams/Skype admin portal that lets me turn on/off these audio conference bridge settings for the entire tenant. My users need to be able to modify these settings like they could in Skype for business.
If I was hosting a large Teams meeting and running a webinar you can see how disruptive entrance and exit tones would be as participants come and go. The problem is that I can't just disable them for a specific users as this bridge setting is on or off for all users.
To me this seems like a huge oversight and not feature parity with what Skype for Business audio conferencing offered.
Users who schedule a Teams meeting will see a new setting in the Meeting Options page to “Announce when callers join or leave”. for PSTN/dial-in participants.
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Chris Muncy commented
I feel that it should be more clear in the Microsoft documents that this setting changes the entire tenant's setting for calls. I added a test number made a change to the test number and discovered it changes all of the setting to the rest of our numbers. Please update the documentation to be more clear that this is a tenant change.
I agree with the multitude of MS Teams users, Please provide a method of turning off the meeting entry notifications.
Enable an entry tone for my own Teams meetings. Add entry tone feature for individual-level Tems meeting.
Ben Primm commented
This was especially nice on Skype for business when I was calling in from the app on my phone. When the tone happened, I knew someone new had joined. This is needed.
This is desperately needed. We have had many moments where someone is presenting from a single screen but do not know if people have joined to start presenting.
kweku Amoah commented
I have meetings with Clients and this is very distractive, please implement this .
Set by default "turn OFF" entry/exit announcements for call-in users
Christopher Wellman commented
This is a required feature based on security concerns
Adam Meyer commented
This is the number one issue I have Teams and something I miss from Cisco WebEx. Please add this functionality to Teams! I like the idea of this being a toggle-able option.
Cynthia J commented
Yes, please! As the others have said, this is a much needed option!!
Nick Crouch commented
This needs to be an option on each individual meeting like the lobby options are now setup.
Now if Teams meetings also had hosts and participants like Skype did...
When hosting large meetings this is incredibly annoying and disruptive. I'm hosting a meeting with 70 participants and fully expect to hear nothing but DING for the first 10 minutes. This should be an option for the meeting owner to set.
James O commented
This would be a welcome toggle-able option. A sound when a person leaves a meeting would also be an option. It could be an issue when having a large meeting (>20 people) or if it's a non-interactive meeting (more of a broadcast) then having silent joins/leaves would be preferred. But, for most meetings of <10 people having notification sounds when people join and leave is sorely missing.
Add a option for sound/notfication wheen a new participant joins a meeting. Today they join without any sound notification .
Andy Meinert commented
I can see how people may like the alert tones for some meetings but we very commonly have people come in for the short period of time they can and then they leave and those tones can be very disruptive and distracting to conversation. In those cases, I want to be able to turn that off.
I agree with this suggestion. I have many users who would like to have join tones and many who wouldn't. Because we have lots of large meetings we had to go with no tone for everyone, but it would be great if users could set this themselves for meetings they are the OWNER of.
I voted for this thank you. I will say, if possible, that a user making this change should receive a notice or reminder that this is changing the current security setting and that this, although able, is not recommended as a default setting. Thanks again.