I want to be able to mute someone in my headphones without muting them for other participants.
If I have a participant in the room with me who is also logged in on their own device as a participant, I hear their voice in real life and then on the call after some lag.
I want to mute them so I don't hear this lag, without muting them to the other participants or muting my headphones.
Essentially I want just a small amount of the kind of control available in Digital Audio Workstations like Logic or Pro-Tools to mix a higher quality audio and video experience for my meeting participants (i.e. a "Main" channel for everyone and an "Auxilliary" or monitor channel for myself)
This would be really great.
We had six of us meeting in a room today, and one person dialling in via teams.
We were all logged in to teams with our devices in front of us so that our dialled-in colleague could see and hear each of us.
In the room itself we were all sitting 1.5m apart from each other to be compliant with Covid restrictions.
Everyone had their microphones un-muted so that our colleague could hear us, but the volumes on our devices turned right down so that we didn't get a nasty feedback loop happening.
Then - if we wanted to hear what she was saying, we would all listen via my laptop's speakers, which meant I had to quickly switch between:
- when she wasn't speaking: my laptop volume muted and everyone in the room's microphones turned on
- when she was speaking: my laptop volume at 100% and everyone in the room's microphone on mute (or staying as quiet as possible), to be able to hear her input.
it's fair to say it was clunky and awkward.
could this be simply fixed if i could selectively mute the incoming audio from everyone who's in the room?
Just muted a colleague because I thought "mute participant" would mute him for me only. It would be great, if the current text could be changed to "mute participant for all" and an option like "mute participant for me" or similar could be added!
It would be great!!
That would make the lives of partially-distributed teams so much easier!
BTW: There is a duplicate feature request here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34604422-allow-us-to-mute-individuals-but-just-from-our-poi
This feature would be soooooooooooooo nice. Even with two people in an office your head explodes because you have that double-voice-madness.
Klick on participant -> Silence button (or even better: Adjust Volume slider)
This has become a lot more critical when people are coming back to the office but most are still at home. Every meeting is still done via Teams but people are usually sharing the same open space, which makes this infuriating. I have to basically take the headphones off my head so I don't hear a constant eco.
Have no clue how hard this is to due, as I don't know if the audio streams for each of the participants in reaching the client separated, by I hope they are (probably not, for bandwidth saving purposes.......).
We also have this issue, please implement asap. It is so annoying, it drives me crazy. We have daily and weekly meetings and the moderators for those are sitting in my room, so i cant mute them for all (for obvious reasons) but i realy need to mute them for myself in order to stay focused!
PLEASE IMPLEMENT THIS FEATURE
We are required to have our microphones active during online exam (that around 30 students attend) so the teachers can make sure we are not cheating. I would welcome an option to mute all other students individually so I'm not distracted with their computers' noises, heavy breathing, leg stamping etc. Of course I do not want to disable sound output on my side since I want to be able to hear the teachers.
sarthak shrivastava commented
come on man simple features like client side muting should be made available
Kilian Wied commented
There is already the feature to recognize people in meeting rooms if there is a surface hub in that room.
Maybe that could also be used to recognize people in the same room that are in a call together?
Petr Kolínek commented
This is soooo annoying! Imagine a team of let's say 20 people in a shared office. You hear them personally and also with a little delay in teams. I think my head is going to explode anytime soon. 🤯
Using one device is NOT an option.
I hope this gets more attention.
I guess the reason teams doesnt work this way is every user would require their own personal audio mix. Currently the server mixes the audio from every participant and sends the same mix to everyone. Individual mutes would require individual audio streams. There are intelligent ways to do this, but its probably not a simple fix.
Birger Skogeng Pedersen commented
This feature request should be merged with this: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/38371297-microsoft-teams-mute-atendee-in-call-just-for-me
This feature probably has 60+40=100 votes
Birger Skogeng Pedersen commented
The current "Mute participant" text should be changed to "Mute participant for all". There should be another option; "Mute participant for me".
Please implement asap.
Tristan Lumme commented
This is a very good idea. We have the same issue here in our company.
I can't even think why you'd want to mute a participant for everyone. All the participants usually mute themselves if not speaking. Maybe if they're noisy and won't mute themselves even when asked to?
I have never known a software before that has a Mute function like this.
You could potentially bully someone by muting him for everyone if he's currently trying to speak.
I hope there will be a solution for this in the future.