Be able to move people's videos to top instead of bottom of screen (when someone is screen sharing a presentation)
When in a group meeting, everyone's video screen appears at the bottom when someone is presenting their screen. It would be nice to be able to drag it to the top of the window instead. That's also where the webcam usually sits so it's better to be looking more directly into the camera (instead of halfway down the screen)
In Microsoft team everyone's video screen at top is painful and unfriendly. How to shift it to the bottom... Pls assist
Lee Campbell commented
This appears here: https://youtu.be/9seDui5qdz0?t=534 (thumbnails at top)
Please give users the option to decide whether they see the meeting participants at the top or bottom of the Teams Window. Seems like there are strong opinions in this forum for both options, so give users the choice. I strongly prefer them at the bottom, but a recent change to Teams has moved them all to the top or right, with no option to put them back to the bottom.
I've checked the latest update on the "View switcher" feature in Teams and found that it is currently in development and scheduled to roll out in July 2021 – as long as Microsoft hits their deadline.
For more update, see:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=In%20development&searchterms=70754
Microsoft Teams: View switcher
The new view switcher in the top bar of a Teams meeting allows participants to control how they prefer to see the meeting content. Choose between Together mode, Focus, Gallery at top, and Fullscreen.
Feature ID: 70754
Added to Roadmap: 3/3/2021
Last Modified: 4/21/2021
Release Date: July 2021
Tags: Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), General Availability, Desktop, Microsoft Teams
Vasily Pavlik commented
Please return back a possibility to put gallery users to the bottom of screen. Why do you limit with top and right edge?
I have issue with my eyes and it is very difficult for me to look at the top of the screen. It's afwul. Why do you make worse and break already working functionality?
Previously it worked fine for me. If you add a possibility to move Gallery somewhere else - it's good. But why did you remove previous implementation? This is absolutelly uncomfortable for some users now.
Also if you can move videos let them use all screen space if you use ultra wide monitors.. Teams is not optimized for UWD screens when sharing presentations
Please, make the location of the user videos controllable and allow the option to undock the videos during screen sharing sessions.
Bob Finistraty commented
The working area and effective space should be free for interactive resources. It seems to me that this camera position is correct.
Yes, please, hurry to implement the un-docking of video screen to bottom right. It prevents one from seeing critical elements when screen-sharing and, as others have mentioned, it makes for a downcast view.
I also saw this feature appear a few days ago but not anymore. Please bring it back.
Was I dreaming or was there the option to have all the meeting participants videos on top? as well as the own video. Please bring it back!
Safe our necks from looking down, Thanks.
Don't have as default but have the option to change it it might be better for work but people who work are not in charge there are people in school and other things you cant even change it back it is HORRIBLE
They changed it and i apsolutly hate because you cant put it back at the bottom as someone who uses teams everyday for school i HATE the pictures at the top
WOW yet again Microsoft take FOREVER to implement anything. Just did a quick google and there are MORE than 5 other posts about changing this:
really important to have this feature, hurdle to build good team rapport in times of home office.
One more Up Vote for faces on top, by option or even default
Nessa Carson commented
I'm surprised that this still isn't happening. It was the first thing my big boss said to me when I called him on Teams rather than our usual Zoom.
Do it. soon
Yes make this a default
I agree! Please allow the attendees to be at the top of the screen - or even at the side. It is horrible to have the presenter try to make eye contact and be looking at the bottom of the screen when presenting content