Make a test call on the web version of Teams
In Teams on the Web, the Devices tab does not exist.
Therefore, test calls cannot be made in Teams on the Web.
Like the Teams desktop client, you need a test call from the web
Nigel Scott commented
As a workaround, you can click on "Meet Now" in the Calendar view and have a meeting with yourself.
I see that the latest post was only recently, while I don't expect this functionality to be available now, it would be nice to know if it is being addressed (forgive me if I missed any update). While the teams desktop app test call works fine, I have to consistently move across several corporate accounts as well as a guest which means signing in and out of the teams application to just check for call quality a hassle. Any other approaches recommended?
Eliot Sinclair & Partners commented
Yip, here I am again voting for a feature that should be in an enterprise product. Yet another example that Teams is still half baked and hardly ready for public use, let alone paying corporate customers.
Interestingly, you can do this in any of the Google meeting or call apps, in Zoom, in Webex, etc., and you've been able to do it from version 1.0 of all of these web-based apps.
Microsoft, why do you do this?
At the very least, make it so you can set and retain the devices you want to use. Teams seems to randomly change my devices.
Ian Wood commented
At the very least, we should be able to make a test call on browser when there is an invitation link. It is VERY common practice to PREPARE for a meeting before hand.. without this feature, folks waste first 3-5 minutes adjusting their devices..
Andreas Oterhals commented
This is important especially considering Teams is expanding into the Webinar space. With for instance Samba Live, participants can be invited to do a system compatibility check in advance by visiting this website: https://www.digitalsamba.com/systemcheck
This cuts down significantly on startup issues with users who don't use Teams regularly and is a boon for anyone working with tightly scheduled webinars.
Fergus Taylor commented
Especially important as Microsoft has confirmed there is known bugs with Teams and their solution is to use the browser version...
>[ADDED 4/2] We’re working on a fix for an issue causing webcams to not function correctly when attempting to make a video call in Microsoft Teams. The webcam should be unaffected when using Microsoft Teams via the browser.
John Doe commented
Like others, I don't understand why there's no test call capability on the web version of the program. Sound quality from my microphone on the desktop app is dreadful (perfect on sound recorder and other programs), and maybe it would be better on web version of teams---but there's no way to find out other than to try it in a meeting, and I'd rather not be using my clients as guinea pigs. Geez.
Neil van Asselt commented
Fkg ridiculous that you can't test a web call. Seriously, which idiot thinks of this ****
Rusty Jones commented
Teams has a long way to go to complete with Slack / Zoom and other superior apps - just trying to get the app running on a Mac was impossible - typical Microsoft garbage!
Aleksander Helgaker commented
If I'm borrowing a pc for a meeting I tend to just log inn using the web app. Running a test call beforehand would be very useful to verify that everything works.
Juan Pablo Gil Galindo commented
move teams echo call test to the task bar so it is more visible