Toggle video camera mirroring on or off for Teams calls
ISSUE: Video feed is always mirrored during a Teams call, meaning that written text, such as on a whiteboard, is displayed incorrectly.
SOLUTION: Provide a toggle option to not mirror the camera when in a video call.
Thank you for your continued feedback. The team is reviewing how best to address this issue and make this more user-friendly. Note: Your meeting attendees receive a non-mirrored video including the image of you and any text, whiteboards, etc. The image and video in your Call Monitor screen is shown to you only, as if you were looking in a mirror.
As (close to) no-one is using the Teams video preview as a mirror it does not really make sense to have it flipped. Instead it shall show what all participants can see.
This becomes even more true if a background containing logo and/or text is used. It is very distracting to have it flipped in the preview!
Stephajn Szekely commented
Yes please make this happen. It's such a basic thing to put in I don't see why it isn't already there. I want to see in my preview what is actually going out so that there's no confusion about it. What you're doing by default makes no sense to me.
Thomas Groß commented
Also Agree with this Feature please make it possbile mirroring of the camera image. An maybe some Zoom Option and Contrast and brightness settings. Thanks a Lot. MCTS Tom
Tim Howland commented
Agree with this feature. It makes it impossible to use teams if you have a device like an ATEM mini switcher for a more elaborate implementation- you simply can't read your pptx! The only workaround seems to be to join the meeting twice, once from a presenting device, and once as a participant. Yuck!
Please make it possible to toggle on/off the mirroring of the camera image. It's very annoying not have the possibility to turn it off. Thanks!
LeBron James commented
Really annoys me this mirrored image. I just cannot concentrate to the meeting when I see alll text and logo of my company mirrored. Meanwhile I will continue with Zoom until this is fixed.
Always in Teams My camera flip when it's visible to others..Both in Mobile and Laptol
Mike Taylor commented
I want to see the view from my camera that all other meeting users will see, the other conferencing software I use does this (including Skype for Business) & it is inconsistent at the very least and annoying mostly.
It is awkward to see the mirror effect! get us a setting bro
W. H. Ng commented
How is this toggle STILL NOT IMPLEMENTED in Teams??!!
Zoom has it, this is one of my main reasons to prefer Zoom over Teams. Really unbelievable.
I am doing an online support on how to use video service, what menus to use, etc. For that, I have a HDMI video grabber device that is connected as USB cam to PC. I see mirrored menus of the service in Teams, and I cannot read and navigate it with remote. So I shall join that Teams call from iPad as a 3rd person and communicate with user from third device, not from my own PC screen, so that video is not mirrored and I can navigate menu. The video is mirrored on PC screen and not mirrored on iPad screen. This is complex, and very much time consuming. Or how can I show the video/audio input from second camera device on Teams instead of PowerPoint slides with normal frame rate? Option is missing to not mirror so I can see the menu same as the remote users see it.
I'm embarrassed for Microsoft that Teams doesn't have this! This should have been done day before yesterday. Moving over from Zoom, this is a necessity that needs to prioritized.
This is a basic feature which is included in all other meeting platforms.
Teachers are showing text to the students and need to be able to read it from their self-view while showing it to their students in order to properly teach.
Forcing users to have a mirror is another example of Microsoft forcing users to use their products the way they think they should use it, instead of the way they want to use it.
If i wanted to see my mirror image I would see it in the mirror. Please provide a toggle button. Thanks.
Andy M commented
Not sure why this isn't fixed. Is there a user outside Microsoft who supports this? It should be an easy fix
Need option to not mirror for self viewer.
Why not let it show the image correct both for me and the other team members?
In my case, the other people on the meeting see a reversed image too.
43 pages and 854 comments later, why isn't this a feature yet?
Complacency is the death of all business.
I will continue to push all my future group project workflows into Discord and Zoom as the Teams dev team fumbles about.
As for many others here, the frustration comes from the fact that it seems like such a simple feature to implement. If it's trickier than we assume, just say so.
I've literally had to flip all of my overlays backwards in OBS in order for them to read properly from the viewer's perspective! Even my Transintion Stinger!