Ask to join should "ask to join"
In meetings there is an "Ask to join" option in the drop down for invitees who have not yet joined. It doesn't "ask" it calls them, this is very intrusive and can be confusing for somebody who is actually on their way or ending up some other meeting.
Instead the button should do what it actually says, "Ask." Maybe it could pop up a banner reminder that says "Meeting name has started click here to join."
Alternately change the name of the link to "Call now."
funny, I have used this feature many times as the meeting host and thought it did just what you are proposing here, so yes, I like the banner display of "Meeting name has started click here to join."
also force them to call into the meeting - ie. don't allow Teams to call them. then we don't have to listen to their voicemail greeting in the middle of the call (if they don't pickup in time).
This got me again today. I had forgotten that it doesn't actual do what it says. Please fix this.