options to enable/disable audible chime when attendees join meetings
Sometimes it is annoying to hear a chime every time someone joins a meeting. But sometimes it is quite useful for everyone to hear when someone joins. So, it would be very helpful if each meeting organizer could set several defaults, and also modify them on a per-meeting basis. The options should be (at a minimum):
* silence all audible join chimes
* chime when "guests" or "external" attendees join
* chime when anybody joins
(might consider offering these options for when people leave too).
Burt Skurtun commented
My team uses teams to host larger calls, some with as many as 350 participants. With the chime whenever a user joins it detracts from the meeting and distracts from the presentation. Without the ability to easily toggle these alerts on or off for the organizer, it is likely we will be using another platform to host these calls that has better user functionality for this type of use case.
I would add that my main issue is the jump-scares this causes.
Frequently we hold 1:1 calls and if the other person arrives 5 or 10 minutes late, I start looking at something else. All of a sudden I get a voice "right in my head" & jump out of my skin.
It's the virtual equivalent of someone sneaking up behind me & shouting in my ear and it is thoroughly unpleasant.
I don't think this should be an option for the meeting host, I would prefer it as option for all participants' clients: Often I join a meeting on time and it is the host that is late so I don't want that they are in control of the chimes I want to hear.
Max N commented
We just migrated to Teams, and this is a recurring issue. Internal users join late and "silently" (i.e. no form of notification at all to the meeting host/participants). This is a security issue as some meetings are "clean team" meetings, and also highly annoying to believe the individual didn't join when they've been silently listening.
We really, really, need this functionality. Other conferencing tools have this and as others have mentioned, there is a security need for this.
Josh Luedeman commented
I want the option to toggle on and off, but also to pick the sound.
Porsh Stewart commented
Keep as is. I agree with the privacy concerns and people joining a meeting and NEVER announcing they joined. I understand the immediate not announcing because you may not want to interrupt the speaker. But at first moment pause as a courtesy people should announce and they don't.
Sara Rice commented
This is regression from the Skype feature set. Users are used to hearing the audible "ding" announcements when participants join/leave Skype meetings, and it is disconcerting when it doesn't happen in Teams.
Here's how it should work in Teams:
1. Meeting organizer sets this Meeting Option when scheduling. The setting is called "Announce when people enter or leave". Ticking the box = it's enabled, leaving box unticked = disabled.
2. Meeting organizer and participants join meeting at scheduled time - and if Announcements were turned ON (enabled), as each person joins the system "dings".
3. If the "dings" become overwhelming, any meeting participant should be able to toggle Announcements to OFF.
This is exactly how it works in Skype - and you could simply mirror that functionality in Teams.
Dale Williams commented
Definitely a needed option for users to control.
Tina Mitchell commented
Not having this option is a privacy concern. I just learned a coworker joined our meeting without saying anything for 45 mins just listening. Please expedite this fix.