Allow video quality settings to be adjusted downward to conserve bandwidth.
Many meetings do not need the highest resolution video generated by attached cameras, but could operate quite well with lower resolutions. It would be good to have a setting allowing the attendees to select a lower resolution for this reason.
I need the ability to adjust quality/bit rate. Many times i am not working at home but remotely and tether to my phone which is metered and going over my cap is costly
this function exists on Zoom which my previous employer used however my current employer is on TEAMS and I'm literally stunned its not supported.
if u want to be a leader in supporting business software/platforms you need to ahead of the what people want. Two years after this post was written you still do not have anything to address this need.
When on a metered connection, this would be very helpful - we do not want to use the nominal bandwidth as mobile data is very expensive in many regions.
Joel Ellul commented
Please add this feature it is greatly needed!
Seriously, please add this feature!
Should MS have some empathy for a large proportion of their users, the providing of this feature should be prioritized.
This option is a must for those working remote temporarily on hotspots or connections that have a data cap.
Mike Nalepka commented
Please Teams - Add video adjustments under Settings for green screen edge removal, brightness, contrast, saturation, and add lots of additional office backgrounds. Zoom is very much ahead of you on these things. Check their Settings and do better than they have. Microsoft Teams is excellent in many ways but your video settings need a lot of improvement. Also, way too many screens pop up of what to select from when doing a screen share, the video of attendees then hides behind your presentation. Very kludge and doesn't lend itself for smooth presentations. Been doing presentations for 25+ years with PowerPoint. Great tool. Then Zoom with PowerPoint. Now switching to Teams for video and the User Experience is not good. Suggestion - Have your UI/UX organization at Microsoft do a deep dive into all the features, benefits, and ease of use of Zoom and apply those to Teams! Please...as quickly as possible. We're all hurting out here without these types of features in Teams.
Ameet Hasmucrai commented
Microsoft, I can work all day from home and not spend more than 1GB of data. My kids, just with Teams, for only 3 hours, take almost 5GB. This is not sustainable, for 3rd world countries. Please, add the fundamental option to change the camera resolution on Desktop Teams and mobile app. Please!!!
Luis Gomez commented
It is a shame. It seems some live in a bubble bath! Some of us in "development countries" are forced to use Teams to work. And not everyone can afford unlimited internet plans. So, we can not work with the required quality because for Microsoft is more important the quality of the video than the quality of the total product. I don't need 1080p for teaching business classes, but I am forced to. Thanks a lot, Microsoft!
i just noticed that this request was posted 2 years ago. But as of now Microsoft hasn't taken any action on this. Is there a reason they aren't adding this option?
How come this basic feature is not already implemented? Have we not heard of Green IT? of ICT Sustainability? Especially it is needed and requested by many.
[Deleted User] commented
Zoom already has this option. Why is MS lagging behind?
This could solve several issues, currently there is a network overload while people might be eager to save some data or bandwidth on mobile or shared connections.
How is this not an option? Seems so basic for a company like Microsoft!
Still not implemented? Wake up!
This is a very useful feature to those working on a hotspot, I like to conserve as much data as possible even if I have to sacrifice the quality of incoming/outgoing video. I don't mind seing pixelated faces :D
Xal Yomo commented
When sharing a email in Teams at least 1 to 5 MByte per minute data is used. A static e-mail spends data as watching a video! Who is coding this ineffective? Very lousy craftsmanship.
Is it possible to at lest select not to see the shared content (To save data)?
Akash Suresh Babu commented
Almost two years since this suggestion and nothing has changed I guess. Disappointed :/
It's crucial - I'm using Teams on my Chromebook as android app and because of the video call it gets hot and fan gets noisy to extent that the caller is complaining me having washing machine on! - turning down the video would help greatly..
Joe Bennett commented
Implement this as soon as possible, please!
Nacho Varela commented
This feature is basic and should be implemented as soon as possible. In my organization, as the use of video in meetings is increasing, quality problems are showing up. This could slow down the adoption of Teams.
Pat Davis commented
As everyone has already stated in this forum this feature is needed and important. As a direct routing partner and teams voice service provider we are hearing from many of our customers that our voice quality is great during teams meetings but the video streams mostly since increasing video streams from 4 to 9 have gotten really poor. Video freezes up and at times is very grainy. It would be nice to be able to tell the tenant to only use 4 video streams like it used to be and/or the ability to tell each stream to use a lower resolution and not depend on software to automatically throttle video quality. To be able to hard code the resolutions would be great! I am also being told from larger companies that this is so bad they don't even try to use teams anymore for larger meetings and when they use Zoom for these the video is flawless. Almost all users are working from home but this is not an issue at all with Zoom only Teams.