Live Events Mute/Unmute Participants for Q&A
Allow the producer to unmute/mute participants if they ask a question. So the experience could be, a person asks a question in Live Events, the Producer selects them and announces "We have a question from Bob" and then unmutes Bob and allows Bob to verbally ask his question.
Thanks for your feedback. Mute/unmute participants for Q&A is on the backlog for Live Events. We’ll update you when we have more details.
We need the ability for producers to unmute presenters
Please can we prioritize this as presenters always forget to unmute their mic.
We need this feature like yesterday!
Ross Hamilton, producers can already mute presenters and producers...all other participants have no audio source coming into the meeting so do not need to be muted. It seems you may be able to accomplish your desired result providing you don't need all 750 people to speak/present at some point or another during that meeting.
David Carr commented
I can't imagine this being implemented. What you are asking is essentially making Teams Meetings capable of 10,000 participants. The broadcast is one-way, much like watching TV. Having the Q&A page integrated, unlike Skype Broadcast where it was it's own separate web page, is a very good start, but to make it two-way instead of one-way would require rebuilding the platform from the ground up, and would probably be an entirely different product.
Ross Hamilton commented
Any progress/update on your post on the 17th December. We would like to stream a live meeting to all our workforce around the globe. Approx 750 people but want to be able to mute participants so we do not get background noise when presenting.
I realize this would be difficult to implement due to the delay between the presenters and the participants... Maybe a compromise could be to simply allow participants to record a question with their voice rather than necessarily typing it into the box. Whoever is moderating the event could then listen to the question (without it bothering any other presenters/producers) and decide whether to play it so the presenter(s) can hear and answer.
As LiveEvents is primary a streaming tool, they might try to increase the number of Teams-Meeting participants to something higher than 250.
IHSMarkit C-level request.
This would make it a much more personal experience.