Participant controls in meetings - block attendee video
Just another Skype for Business feature that hasn't been built in Teams yet - need the ability to block / disable all attendee video as part of standard participant controls (including make all participants attendees, mute all, mute lock etc.) This was done really well in Skype for Business, but for some reason we are starting from scratch with meeting participant controls in Teams.
Thank you for your feedback! The team is planning for this work. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
For the separate feature ask to disable attendee audio, we are pleased to announce this has been released. For more information, please see this UserVoice item https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/39784519.
Is there an ETA for this feature?
We've been waiting for this feature for months. Could you release soonly, please?
It would be very useful. Looking forward to it.
Philippe L. commented
Any update on this ? As regular teams meeting will grow up to 1000 participants soon, it will be now a good alternative to teams live event which is too restrictive (only 1 presenter at a time...). As the feature now exists for microphone (and prevent from participants to re-enable it during a meeting), you should provide the same for camera.
Any new updates on this feature? My organization is using Teams more and more by the day and this would be a great feature, especially for our bigger org wide events.
Are there any updates to this feature update? Thanks.
We can mute all participants but unable to block participant video. Hugely distracting and disruptive.
Will this feature introduce a camera icon in the participants list like the muted mic symbol? I'm looking for a solution to see which students have turned off their camera's in large gallery mode. If the participants list shows a muted camera symbol like the muted mic symbol this will make online proctoring with exams easier.
Related to https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/41140045-include-an-icon-in-the-participants-list-that-show and https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/42000013-be-able-to-see-in-screen-those-with-the-camera-off
Also requested by our corporate events team
"on testing this the video feeds come up and it can be quite distracting even when spotlighting"
Please can we have the ability to unmute microphones for younger children!
Wanita Wright commented
Excellent idea! If an attendee has flashing lights in the background this can exacerbate health conditions such as epilepsy / migraines.
I would be useful if this facility was given to each attendee and not just the organiser.
Michelle Beaumont commented
I’m really pleased this feature is planned, I work for a local authority and we’ve had Cllr’s unwilling to turn cameras off when told and issues with bad behaviour (holding up signs when others talk etc!). Looking forward to this features release.
Would like to see this work much like the recently released hard mute feature.
Dave Gorman commented
Sounds good. I'm hoping there's an option to not include these videos main display? I.e. not just rows of blank boxes?
Sébastien Bergeron commented
How long before it shows up ?
there is a need just to turn off all cameras of participants - especially if the class are distracted by all the other videos. Also when I record a meeting I find it appears directly into the post/conversations for all to download without being able to moderate that recording before it is available.
Reggie C commented
If you are going to allow hundreds of people on video, there's always the possibility of some bad cams or inappropriate cams or someone who may be unaware of what they are doing and may be something the entire meeting does not need to see. Should be able to turn off video.
As a teacher I agree with most of the comments and suggestions. It is extremely frustrating teaching virtually, and then having to deal with inappropriate videos, comments, student distractions - all done by students. It is extremely unfair to those students who are there to learn. Thanks.
Dipal Haria commented
Kindly add feature that teacher or organizer has control to unmute participant in meeting. if allow attendee to unmute feature is disabled by teacher then currently even teacher can not unmute any particular student. so this should be updated.
Teacher should have control of mute and unmute of students or participants in meeting.