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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C'mon, how hard can it be? This should be a no-brainer...
+1 from myself and every person on my team.
This would be really helpful.
I can only reinforce what everyone else has said - with 2 or more people in the same room, all using headsets, it's very distracting to hear one of them talking and then hear a delayed echo via Teams 1/2 second later.
The current Mute option is not clear that it mutes for everyone in the meeting, so a 'mute only for me' option would make that function clearer too.
Yes please!! I need this right now!
Absolutely neccessary... I dont want to listen to certain people twice. Makes meeting unbearable..
Also this is not 1995, jezus....
James Burton commented
This is essential. I work in an office for the NHS and we regularly dial in to meetings from our desks with headsets but cannot use a terminal together due to social distancing rules.
It would be VERY helpful to be able to mute the sound coming from individual users to prevent feedback / echo.
Today I muted a person in a meeting, due to a little bit of slightly unwanted noise. I assumed this would temporarily mute the participant for me only, especially since I'm not the organizer of the meeting. Surely I can't be allowed to mute someones microphone for everyone, that would be absurd!
Being just a simple participant, I was surprised when this person asked "Who keeps muting me?".
The following minute of confusion was embarrasing and could've easily been avoided had I understood what this feature was actually doing; Muting the other persons microphone for everyone.
It seemed like most people in the meeting learnt something new when I awkwardly explained. I know this feature has few votes (ca 370 at the moment of writing), but it's clear to me that this feature is easily misunderstood. Please consider prioritizing this so that others can avoid awkward situations. I was lucky, the people in my meeting are super cool. Others may not be so lucky.
Dear Microsoft Teams Team,
Please add this feature as soon as possible! This feature is essential in an ever-evolving office world, where e.g. several people in a larger office need to participate in an online-meeting and cannot use different office rooms and thus would hear each other twice, with an unnerving delay between the Noise in the room and the VoIP sound. Many other VoIP-clients, such as TeamSpeak, Discord, and countless gaming-specific clients offer this option (sometimes even from day 1).
Thank you for your consideration!
PS. This feature schould also be available in Skype, as long as it can still be used.
Are we in 1997, microsoft? HOW CAN THIS FEATURE BE MISSING AT ALL?
What are you doing?
I have this same problem. We have three employees in the office, and several more remote. There is a 1 second delay between my colleagues in person voice and the call, leading to an echo that makes properly hearing them difficult. We currently sit at our desks, but within speaking range, to maintain physical distance, so sharing a single call is really an option.
nick wright commented
This was requested over 6 months ago! I now sit in an office with 2 other engineers who are both in the same Monday meeting as me. I have the choice of cramming my earphones on so hard I can't hear anything else, or taking them off and missing anything anyone else says. This is a must have feature and I can't believe it isn't already in!
Great feature - please make it possible!
Tommi Brem commented
Absolutely! Especially when you are in a teams meeting and the moderator is either incapable or unwilling to enforce etiquette.
You can either continuously interrupt the meeting or live with it.
A feature to locally mute individual participants is absolutely essential.
Would be very useful and a great feature!
Yes, please make this possible, would be great!
Would be very useful when sitting next to a person in same voice chat. Without this you have anoying echo all the time.
We need this!
Marko Švaco commented
Please add this feature! It would be very usefull.
It's exactly the same problem for me. This would be very useful.
Would be very useful