turn off meeting audio
We can turn off video, microphone but not audio in meeting.
When i need to use another application using audio, i have to leave the meeting or i will have 2 audio mixing and hard to understand
Michael Page commented
Microsoft drops the ball again. I wish our institution wasn't so tied to microsoft, especially Teams with is crippled in so many ways
yeah, you'd think Microsoft could built in this feature. It can't be hard to do. Get it together, Microsoft! I have multiple applications I need to toggle audio for, and it's annoying to have to ditch out of a meeting / call to answer my Cisco IP phone as I now work from home.
Neil Munro commented
What you can do as a workaround is attach a 2nd set of earphones (e.g. Bluetooth) and configure Teams for Bluetooth and Slack for Wired. This does work but I agree it would be much simpler to be able to mute the audio... with one audio device, if you turn the volume down in Teams, it also applies to other apps!
Brian O'Neil commented
It would be nice to turn off sound for Teams, but let other applications make sound. If i turn off the sound using the device settings, then everything on the machine goes silent.
Jesse Gonzales commented
I just open the menu in the meeting that allows you to turn the video on and off and mute yourself. Select the three-dot button. Select Show device settings and use the slider to turn the volume all the way down or how far you want. I know its a pain to do this every time but its the only way I've found to be able to listen to audio on another monitor while still in a Teams meeting on another monitor. Should work for single monitor use as well.
Agreed. Would have thought this is a basic feature. Creates huge problems when you want to join a meeting with a backup audio channel (e.g. phone) and you need the ability to seamlessly toggle between the two
We also may want no audio if we are already communicating with another person, If you are in a teams call and you start a screen share session that will place the original call on hold and you have to switch audio. There should be a way to just join a screen share session without audio to avoid the confusion.
Rick Bamirez commented
Agreed - this would be a great feature to have in Teams for users that primarily work out of a separate phone system, but still have Teams open for general collaboration within their organization.
We have a Teams meeting going all day for our team to pop in and out and chat with everyone but use a different system for our phone calls. It is quite a pain to have to leave the meeting entirely to take calls then rejoin the meeting from the main Team feed.