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.
We apologize for the confusion this is causing. 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.
We are reviewing options to make this more user friendly (including a toggle), and will update status here as we have more. But, please note there is no action needed from you to ensure attendees see the correct image.
Go ahead - this feature is not rocket sience !
Jeff Craig commented
How was this product with such a glaring error released into production?
Another reason to not use Microsoft products!.
I do agree
Daniel Tolgyesi commented
Yep, definitely an vote from me too. Zoom has this functionality!
Upvote to fix this! Thanks!
Plz fix this, it's very confusing!
L. Janssen commented
Please fix this, it's very cunfusing!
Plus one for please please fix
Kevin OrtMertl commented
We need the toggle option! It's very confusing.
Matthias M commented
Alex: "..We are reviewing options to make this more user friendly (including a toggle), and will update status here as we have more. .."
Please, do this.
Been 3 months now....is there a timeline for providing this? I've never found the mirrored screen useful.....at all. Please let us know when this will be addressed.
Nick Sharratt commented
Where do I sign up to support being able to disable this? As others have said, it makes presenting something with text/diagrams in the web cam view a nightmare (try talking people through a diagram where you have to keep remembering that everything on your right is on the left to the people you are describing it to etc). I'm not aware of any other video conference solution that includes a mirror option that doesn't include a toggle for it. I find it incredible that this got through user testing without it. It would have been better to NOT mirror the video until a toggle to turn it on/off was added.
A Wallace commented
I use ms teams for teaching. I use a visualiser to draw chemical formula and get concepts across. That was tricky enough with the mirror issue. Yesterday I taught a group of pupils live in the room whilst also wanting to teach the rest of the year group on teams. Can you imagine being sat in the room when I try to draw a nd write on the whiteboard and it's all gets projected to the screen back to front? Go on.....try and imagine that - hopeless.
Bump for toggle. Seeing myself mirrored, when others do not, is incredibly confusing. Either disable the local mirroring completely, or at least let us toggle it off
Josh Hall commented
Alex, it is good to know that others always receive the correct image, but it can be confusing especially when setting up a virtual background with text or using a 3rd party tool to record a screen capture.
I would still like to have a toggle even if it only changes my preview.
Chris K. commented
Just another reason why zoom is a superior product. When they have issues like this, they work to resolve them quickly and not let their customer suffer.
Teams is good in so many ways, but this is clearly a problem affecting enough people to treat with greater urgency. Local mirroring creates more problems and confusion than it solves; actually not clear why this would be needed in the first place. It limits the utility of Teams as so many have noted here. Why so long to fix something so simple?
John Hagerman commented
I need "preview" to show me what others are seeing. I don't need a high-tech mirror. Please at least provide a setting for this.
Dan D commented
You are having a laugh! MS Teams is sooooo rubbish. Even the poorer open-source meetings/video applications can do the basics. So wish my Company didnt use MS Teams.
This is ridiculous that this cannot be fixed so both the user and viewer have the same view.