Video gallery options
When using Skype for Business, participants were able to choose between "gallery view" or having in full-screen the participan that is talking at each moment
I'm not able to find that option in Teams, only gallery view or pinning manually one of the video signals as main and full-screen.
is this planned?
Aditya Prasad commented
Increase Gallery view to 5x5 i.e. 25 attendees. Gallery view needs multiple screens of attendees, in case I don't want to switch to Large Gallery. Also, please provide an option to dynamically resize videos without a Presentation or chat box - looks like that isn't possible. Dynamic view is a start, but it isn't dynamic enough - can I reduce to a 4x4 or 2x2 video stream on one screen and other screens be 5x5 or 7x7? Spotlight and/or pinned participants get on one screen while others stay on the other screens.
Lastly, having video control options (such as Spotlight, Pin, Mute etc.) per video in the Large Gallery view will also help.
Zoom does this. Webex does this. Others probably do this. Teams videoconferencing with shared content feels like nobody thought about it.
Most people have multiple monitors. Even if they are using one monitor, the video gallery should be undockable so the user can move it where it makes sense.
It's surprisingly distracting to have to look at the bottom of the screen to see the faces of the people you're meeting with to discuss shared content. Everyone on the entire presentation is always looking in the wrong place.
Anthony Crain commented
If you haven't voted for this one, please do! It has way more votes than this one does. Over 54K votes when I last looked. And they've marked it partially improved. You'll want to vote on that one so you get updates when they improve this feature!
Anthony Crain commented
I agree! Slack gallery view on a separate monitor is a huge feature. It is in Zoom and WebEx. Teams desperately needs this if it hopes to displace Zoom and WebEx (though Zoom has significantly displaced WebEx already!)
Lisa Larkin commented
Now that there are 9 webcams displayed, our employees are saying they need attendees to have the option to view just the person speaking (presenter view), and gallery view (see all with webcams enabled). Currently - it just shows everyone with the camera turned on.
For this reason, they will continue to use Zoom for their meetings.
Our organization would love to get everyone using Teams and you are making a lot of changes for the good, but we need this one!
Kris Harper commented
Skype also allowed me to "Pop Out" the gallery view, but Teams cannot. This worked great when using multiple monitors. Is there a plan to adopt that feature of Skype?
Also, gallery view (like Zoom) where we can see multiple participants at once would be much better than the current 2x2 view...