Have end users change participant settings (lobby settings) for Teams meetings
Just like with Skype for Business have a setting that allows our end users to change the participant settings for Teams Meetings as described here for Skype for Business: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/change-participant-settings-for-skype-for-business-meetings-9175e297-de5f-43b2-8e0f-85cc05e24986
This feature is fully rolled out to the public ring, including PSTN lobby bypass. For details, please see the documentation below:
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Terri Chism commented
This is the same as https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/38424202-turn-off-meeting-lobby-feature-at-user-level - can these be combined?
Nikolay Spiridonov commented
Все чаще используем Teams для осуществления совещаний. Очень не удобно когда любой из участников может принудительно (зачастую не специально) отключить микрофон оратору, инициатору или всем участникам собрания.
Надеемся что в ближайшее время появится функционал запрещающий это делать.
Patrick Mayer commented
We have a monthly meeting where we do a presentation with Teams including cam-transmission. This meeting is only for watching and listening. Therefore I completely agree with the input by Bernardo.
If I set up a meeting like this, I should have the following options to chose in the meeting settings:
- mute all participants except host => yes/no
- deactivate camera of all participants except host => yes/no
- remove participants only by host => yes/no
I think this is a big issue for many people!
Vivien Higa commented
For closed, confidential meetings that have internal staff participate for only a specific portion of meeting, add option to select specific individuals who can bypass the lobby and restrict everyone else including internal (from within the organization) staff to wait in lobby until admitted.
It seens to be a bug because I Change the Default to everyone but when I have PSTN user the user will Redirect to the Lobby if anybody is using the app :-(.
Laura Broder commented
Agree with others. Need a default setting, not per-meeting. Is there another User Voice thread to address this?
Michael DePouw commented
>please try it out and provide feedback
Where? UserVoice is not very good for feedback IMHO.
>You can make changes to your meeting settings before a meeting by going to Meeting options. There are two ways you can get there:
Feels very hacky. Why do I have to open a browser to configure this option on a per meeting basis? It should be built into Teams!
I want guest users to add a feature that doesn't allow users waiting in the lobby.
Would love to see this as a default setting option so I don't have to do this for every meeting I create.
Ronald Fischer commented
Is there a feature to allow you to set a default for meeting options like it was possible in the Skype Meeting Options?
I've also experienced the permission problem (for meetings I created), but also want this feature natively inside of Teams. The whole point of teams is a single environment where everything gets done, so to have a browser window open to edit meeting settings feels like a failure of UX and UI. Please integrate.
Is there a feature to allow you to set a default for meeting options.
This does not work. Organizers are being placed in the lobby and cannot join their own meetings!!! When the organizer sets a new meeting and checks meeting options, they are advised they don't have permissions to change this. They are logged into the browser with the same user that is the organizer of the meeting!!! What gives?
Annie H commented
PLEASE REMOVE LOBBY SETTING SO I DONT HAVE TO ADMIT USER - WHAT A USELESS FEATURE - PLEASE REMOVE
Allow for users joining a meeting to call into the phone line while in (or entering) the lobby. Currently the attendee must be let in from the lobby before they can start the process to call in (or teams call out). This often adds confusion since it shows the individual joining the meeting but their audio is still being setup.
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).
Michael Sevast commented
I noticed that after receiving the "you don't have permission" message others have mentioned, I visited https://teams.microsoft.com in my browser only to realize that I was still signed in with my O365 admin account but logged into Teams desktop app with my daily user account. After logging out of the website and logging back in with my daily user account, I could then click the Meeting Options link in Teams desktop and get to the correct settings page on the teams website.
Dan Kennoy commented
Further development needed IMO as you shouldn't have to jump out of the Teams client to a web browser to change your meeting options. Experience is made even worse if you are using Teamsd client on an iOS device with Safari as your browser (see attached image)
Ninabeth Sowell commented
i actually don't get the chime that one user complained about - i thought it would be good to have such an alert, but can also see how this is disruptive.