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 currently planning for this work. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
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.
Michael K commented
This has been an issue since January 2020. As a software engineer, this is an unacceptable amount of time for what should be a very, very simple change.
Alex - I hope your team members have a really, REALLY good reason why they can't do this. And I also hope you'll share that reason with us, because this is beyond ridiculous.
There is literally no reason this couldn't already be done, I'm only offering an out because ya'll seem to be struggling.
This is ridiculous. Mirrored image of your camera is useless. Please fast-track fixing this.
Muhammed Razeem commented
When i preview my camera it looks ok but in the viewers screen i look like a fool. you know i see my mirrored image and its good but others see the unmirrored image and its ugly. could you give option to change between those two according to our preference
Anthony Howell commented
It's been a few months. Where is the development team at with the resolution?
Not clear to me: the backgroud image I loaded has text.
In the little windows during a meeting I see it flipped, not clear if it is correctly showed behind me to other in the meeting...
Virendra Mathur commented
Feature should be available
Who needs to know commented
I want to show the mirrored version of myself as that is what I also see…. NOW!!
ADVOgroup INC commented
The fact that my preview screen shows me a mirrored image of myself is an outright joke. How can you even be relevant right now? It's beyond maddening for when I am sharing a presentation that I am forced to see a mirrored image of the information I am showing to my audience.
What 'brainiac' blew this easy lay-up? Fix it NOW. Zoom makes y'all look like amateurs.
Seriously?!! There is no way to unmirror the video? This makes Teams unusable.
A video camera preview is not a mirror.
We all know how we look like when reflected in a mirror, and we all know how we look like when looking at a video monitor.
Let mirrors work like mirrors and video monitors work like video monitors.
A primary function of a video monitor is to have feedback on what users are seeing. Do not flip it, pls?
Of course people using a monitor to comb their hair, to put make-up on, etc. do appreciate it acting like a mirror, but that is NOT what we use Teams video feed for.
J Perkins commented
Adding my vote as this is annoying part of using MS Teams, in general I like the platform but this simple feature is something that is widely available for other platforms and should definitely be an available function in Teams.
Nikhil Shringarpurey commented
An important aspect that should be stated here is currently users do not see themselves in the same way as the other conference participants do. This is generally a bad idea without explicitly stating this.
Any progress update on the development on thetoggle option the same as ZOOM?
Manika Sharma commented
plz fix it
Using my notebook camera students see the correct image but with the class camera student see a mirrored image!! this is unacceptable. Add a mirroring button.
Please add a mirroring defeat button to Teams.
Kaíque Barbirato commented
Please implement a simple flip functionality to mirror my video just like Zoom did. So everyone else is seeing what I am seeing on my Teams video calls - That's one of the reasons why a rather use zoom than Teams... It is just a simple checkmark, allow everyone se the my video as I see.
Please implement a simple flip button so my preview looks like what everyone else is seeing - insane that even with 4k votes and so many comments this hasn't been implemented yet in MS Teams.
Meeting participants watching the monitor output in the room only see the mirrored view. This is a horrible, amateurish, implementation.
James Emanuelli commented
The preview should be an actual preview that shows what others are seeing. So frustrating.