Meeting Host to be able to configure mute and lobby settings as desired
I know that many people has requested that participants can mute all other participants or accept people from the lobby in MS Teams virtual meetings.
However this is not something that everyone would like to have.
The host should be able to decide how he want´s to setup and configure his call. If it is a small round of 2 up to 5 participants it might be fine to let everyone else to mute but on meetings with more than 5 participants it´s a problem.
ASK: create a "Meeting Settings" menu where the host can define if others can mute, accept people in the lobby or even delegate that functionality to specific participants, e. g. assistante or co-worker.
Maybe it would be nice to have meeting templates, e.g. department team meetings, 1 to 1´s and big audience meetings.
We have a small number of our 16000 user who run sessions with students and would like them to wait in the lobby even though they are part of the institution. There is no setting to allow that.
Ideally meeting organizer can decide which permissions meeting attendees have access to. Where they can enable/disable features as needed. So the meeting organizer can set the meeting to be all attendees start as muted (and unable to unmute) where the option to unmute can be re-enabled during the QA session or parts of the meeting.
Additionally meeting organizer (and maybe can assign meeting admins?) can unmute individual attendees (for example to unmute a presenter that's not the organizer).
I'd also like to be able to save settings as my default. This was available in Skype.
Timmothy Frink commented
Teams is going to replace WebEx for my org. My team runs incident calls; we cannot have anyone else have the ability to mute us or kick us from the meeting. This is a necessary option.
Vesa Nopanen commented
Or perhaps a simpler Meeting settings
- lobby in use or not (defaults should be set on admin portal, as well as if user can change this option at all)
- mute audience on default (on or off)
- never mute specific persons -option (when you have a large internal meeting then there is always somebody with mic on and if you mute everyone the presenter gets muted as well. )