Show participant video at the top (not the bottom) when screen sharing is active
When a participant is sharing their screen all of the participant videos are run along the bottom of the screen. This means that when people are talking to one another they are looking down. If these participant video streams were run along the top of the screen everyone would look like they are talking directly at one another (as the top is where everyone has their camera). I believe Zoom does it this way too.
Please allow for customized placing and sizing of the participant videos.
Travis Korth commented
please consolidate all the different posts for this to get a proper count of votes. This is a major enhancement to build user engagement. It's much better to see people's eyes.
A possibility to have one window for the participants and another for sharing the screen would be a great option!
Chris O'Connor commented
Better engagement with video participants when you look at their picture - if video faces are along the TOP. I look at people - and they see the top of my head, or, think I’m writing notes or typing.
I often resize my Teams window, and put it higher (4K screen) - so that I’m looking UP - and “at” people
video thumbnails at top .. or option to choose top or bottom. voted!
Gabriel Dibble commented
User preference please: top or bottom (possibly also left or right, with stacked design) -- thanks
For the reasons mentioned in other comments, this seems like a no-brainer...
there also seems to be so many similar requests to this one, it would be good to get an MS Teams moderator to consolidate...
I was thinking same, but, before posting this, found your idea and another;
Today, when someone is presenting, all the video feeds go in a line across the bottom.
Suggestion, option to have all the video feeds in a line across the top.
Why, 99% of cameras are at the top of the screen, I'm always looking down and showing the top of my head to the web camera. If the feeds were at the top, my eyes would be near the camera's line of view.
David Power commented
Agree - the webcam is at the top of the laptop, so best practice would be look directly into it and that's easier if the participant photo list is at the top of the screen. It works well in Zoom like that.