Add an option to disable auto-adjusting mic level
When on the call the Teams will automatically adjust the mic sensitivity level. I want it to stay at the same level. It's really annoying as it picks up background sounds when not talking. Also, it doesn't readjust it after the call, so i.e. if I had set level 50% before the call the Teams will readjust it to 80% and it will stay at 80% after the call has ended. This forces me to keep manually adjusting the mic level. It's a minor thing, but really infuriating. Would be really great, to just have a checkbox to disable mic level adjusting.
Thank you for your continued feedback. The team has placed this item on their backlog. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
I'm honestly baffled by how incompetent the UX Team for "Teams" must be. This is for all intent and purposes the number 1 feature every voice chat software must have when including an auto-adjust feature...
I second: "It ignores the windows setting of not allowing exclusive control which should be considered a bug."
Someone Last commented
This is true! It hurts my ears and the ones of all the people in my meeting when background noise is blasted to our speakers.
Still making ears explode.
It ignores the windows setting of not allowing exclusive control which should be considered a bug.
This is especially bad for the few people that have not discovered headsets yet and use laptops and it's speakers.
Philipp Welz commented
There NEEDS to be an option to disable this, this is unacceptable for an established software like Teams! Especially now, when the usage of Teams skyrockets worldwide!
Dan Jenkins commented
It would be great if Teams had an input sensitivity slider similar to Discord. At the very least, it needs to stop setting the level of my microphone to 100 in the sound control panel.
Jesse Sookne commented
Totally baffling that Teams does this...is there really no way to turn this off? It ruins meetings.
Andréanne Tremblay commented
Really this makes me regret switching to Teams and I miss Skype!
Blake Wise commented
trying to use an external microphones so i dont pick up everyone in the office but i get gained into oblivion and everyone in my meetings has to hear Carl on the phone with is wife talking about whats for dinner
Alberto Nidasio commented
Level UP commented
Teams will auto adjust the mic level to the point of generating feedback and chronic echoing when there is a second (or Nth) participant in the same vicinity. It is incredible that there is no ability to disable this "feature". MS - please provide a clearly VISIBLE widget for all of us to be able to level the mic to a fixed and appropriate volume with zero "auto" adjust.
Teams auto adjusting mic gain renders our expensive hardware in our meeting rooms absolutely useless.
As soon as someone stops speaking Teams decides to boost mic gain to maximum therefore sending all background noise (projector fans, air-con etc) to recipients.
No issues with other software such as Gotomeeting, come on Microsoft, sort it out and give us a simple control to disable auto-mic gain!
+1 please allow some control over this.
Adam F commented
Should not be a vote, just do it. This is something that you had to edit the registry to do in Skype for Business, and we do not even have that option in Teams that I can find.
Kyle Marshall commented
Teams does not respect Microphone settings which are supposed to prevent programs from controlling your microphone level. Once a call starts, it controls your microphone levels - often ruining meetings - without letting you disable the feature. Please don't make us vote for this just to get it fixed - it is an obvious problem. Please.
William Gates commented
Really? Do we have to vote for this? Isn't this obvious enough?
MS Teams is so terrible when it comes to customization...
Same thing goes for a "proactive" user status change. OMG. I can't believe this!
Ageed, Teams is experiencing undo levels of noise in the background, when there is no human audio. Teams ramps up the gain and makes a wooshing effect when no one is talking as it increases background noise. This same effect is not experienced on the same hardware using google meetings or gotomeeting.