Increase the 4 hour limit on a live event
Some of the events run over the 4 hour limitation currently set. We want the 4 hour limit increased to cater for a full day event.
Creating 2 live events to make up 8 hours is also not a optimal solution for us
To help customers meet rapidly changing communication needs, Microsoft Teams has temporarily raised default limits thru July 1, 2020 for Live Events hosted in Teams. Similar increases are coming for Yammer and Stream.
- Attendee limit: events can support up to 20,000 attendees
- Concurrent events: 50 events can be hosted simultaneously across a tenant
- Event duration has been increased to 16 hours per broadcast
Hello Alex, has the 16 hour limit been extended past October 1? also, does the clock start running when the Producer enters the event, or when the producer sends the first content live for Attendees? And one last question, is there a way of checking the settings of an already scheduled Live Event to ensure that "Allow External Presenters" has been toggled to yes? I do not see it when I open the meeting details in my calendar. Thanks!
We run trainings weekly that run up to 9 hours and with a 4 hour limit that would be 3 meetings we would have to schedule every day. having the 16 hours limit would be great because it allows us the users more flexibility in the scheduling, and make it more time efficient versus having to make sure everyone is on the correct link at the right time
Andrew Brindle commented
We are currently running Council meetings using Teams Live to allow public access. Our development control committees are regularly over 5 hours long and it has been invaluable to have the ability for one Team Live link for the duration of the meeting allowing full public inclusion.
Please can you look at extending this limit past the 01/10/20 when it is due to end.
Dawn Christenson commented
We need the 16 hour time limit permanently instituted. We use Teams Live event for municipal Council meetings and the 4-hour time limit is a challenge, especially when we have guest presenters and phone-in public participation. Please consider.
Yves Debigaré commented
Any update on what happens after July 1rst? The 4 hours limit is cumbersome
Can we please extend the 16 hour duration. Our council meetings from July 1st will be broken again due to teams reducing back to the 4 hour limit.
This limit increase needs to stay!
Nathan Ziehnert commented
Please consider making the duration change to 16 hours permanent. We utilize Teams live events for our meetups and plan to continue to do so post-COVID, however for our extended meetings a 4 hour window is not enough and scheduling two separate broadcasts is not ideal for audience retention. For our purposes a 6 hour event duration would suffice, but 10-12 hours might be the optimal window if there is some technical limitation to a 16 hour broadcast.
I just tested a live event set for 16 hours and it still stops at 4. Is there anything our admins need to do at our end or is this a staged rollout?
Peter Bech-Lutzka commented
Which breakout sessions? ;-)
10 hours for full day. includes lunch and breakout sessions.
Darren Jones commented
I would say 8 hours should be the minimum.
If you want to do an all day event it will be closer to 9 hours to include a lunch break.
If you add in pre-event streaming music and a late close then 10-12 hours is probably better.
I can see people wanting unlimited streaming even if it means turning off recording.
Pat Alfieri of Wheeler Clinic commented
8 hour full day live event would be great for our use.
So.. my live stream is showing 16 hours now not 4..... And I have been streaming testing for 6 hours .. I can't see any news about this?
Hello, is there a possibility to increase the 4 hr limit per live event?
Please increase the time limit to 8 hours
Teams Live Event needs to be extended to 8 hours for our social distancing needs. Thank you!
Rosie D. commented
In order to meet the needs of stakeholders as it relates to ongoing communication and transparency can the 4 hour limit be increased to meet communication needs, given circumstance?
Gabriel Rivera commented
Hello, has the 4 hour limit been increased for Teams Live Event recently?
Tech Engineer 13 (Microsoft) commented
at the moment its set to 4 hours, but for the support it can be extended .
24 hours would be enough for all my use cases.