Personal Muting of Other Participants
I would like a feautre that enables you to mute other participants personally (only that we can't hear them, but others can).
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Zoom is a much simpler platform and has already implemented this feature, why is Teams not able to do the same? Hosts should be able to mute other participants individually for many obvious reasons, I thought Teams was a more professional platform, but I got completely disappointed.
This feature is essential for meetings in an open plan office where I am sitting next to another participant
Kasper Sørdal Olesem commented
Team Speak and Discord both have this feature and its a very important feature to have. Muting a person overall can make sense, but that is mainly if that person forgot to turn off their mic or maybe is speaking out of turn.
This would mainly be to mute people sitting in the same room as you as you can hear them anyway and it would otherwise make an annoying echo. While implementing this, it would also make sense, like in Discord and probably Team Speak, to have an individual volume feature, so you can personally turn up or lower the volume of some individually.
would be very useful
Mihir Joshi commented
/is there a timeline for this feature?
In Discord there is "local mute" and "server mute". It should be easy to implement this. Switching to Discord is not always an option.
As so far we prefer to use TeamSpeak, only because this is very annoying when you sit with participants in the same room...
This would be very useful, along with client side volume control of individual participants.
Bruno Miguel Martins Poitout commented
This would be extremely useful.
This would be very useful.
Julia Nikolich commented
This would definitely solve some of the problems we are running into. Our team is half and half remote so we need to video call for most meetings. This would really solve problems for the half of us that are in the office and next to eachother.
I just muted my colleague who is sitting right next to me in a Teams meeting, in the hope it would mute him only for me. There was quite some confusion in the group why he is suddenly gone :-).
What product manager at Microsoft had the idea to provide an option for any meeting member to mute another one for everyone?
This requested feature is a must-have for any respected meeting software.
Agreed, i'm in a teams meeting now with a colleague across from me in the office, and someone remotely, I would love to be able to mute my colleague across from me since I hear him in person and on a delay through teams, maddening!
Can these 3 concerns be summarized please?
They all deal with the same problem.
Yessss! Absolutely good idea. In the same room it is very annoying to hear the speak directly AND delayed through Teams
Thomas Brammer commented
Would be very helpful! I'm in the same room with 1-2 colleagues that join the same meeting. It is annoying to hear them speaking and their voice echo on the headphone with a delay.
Mathijs Riezebos commented
This request may only have been submitted a couple of months ago, but the request to mute each other or all participants (number 17990638) was proposed in 2017 and it was ambiguous if ^this^ was the actually intended request.
The forelast comment on that feature request (december 17) actually requests exactly this feature.
So this feature was actually proposed around 3 years ago and may have a lot more votes than are shown here.
I understand, however, that this particular feature has become more essential lately, because more people are working from home and because of this, daily/weekly standups are more oftenly held over teams with part of the team still being at the office.
That being said, to elaborate on this request it would be nice to have client-sided participant-specific volume control, which Discord, like this feature, has had since its existence, so that we can not only choose which of our colleagues we hear, but also how loud we hear them.
It may also be good to have a notification for client-side muted participants saying "participant A and participant B have muted you" and add an [unmute for all] button to override this when they actually have something important to say.
Of course they can not unmute themselves if the call presenter/leader has muted them.
Would be very useful indeed!
We have 2-3 persons per room in our office and use Teams with open headsets for various meetings. During Teams meetings we hear the voice of other persons in the same room twice with an annoying delay via headphone. Muting the persons in the same room would solve the problem.
I agree this would be extremely useful
This would work extremely well for us. Due to having to stream meetings live and people being split in different locations, a TV is used for the meeting room. Having to mute/unmute the TV depending on who is talking can become troublesome. If we can mute the microphones from the meeting room from playing on the TV, it will eliminate the need to mute the TV due to audio loops.