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  1. Make widescreen option in video calls

    When there are only 2 video callers on Teams, you can see the video in widescreen mode. However, with 3 or more callers, the video is severely cropped and you can no longer see a widescreen view of the room. This creates a very poor video experience since you can no longer see everyone in the room. It would be nice if there was an option to view participants in widescreen mode. Even in this sample image, you can see the room on the left only shows one person and everyone else at the table is cut off. If it…

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    • Ability for meeting participants to draw on shared screen

      Participants in a a meeting with a shared screen should have the ability to draw (with their mouse or touch pen) on the shared screen. E.g. if a PowerPoint is being presented, participants would have their designated color to draw with (to distinguish who is drawing) and a mouse pointer in the same color. The could then point and draw for the other participants in the meeting to see. This would be similar to a whiteboard, only it would be for drawing on top of a shared screen.

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      • While in a call, add another person to the call

        Reopening previous UserVoice post per request of MS Support:
        https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16952083-while-in-a-call-add-another-person-to-the-call

        "While in a call, you should be able to add another person (or more than one) to the call, to instantly create a group call. Similar as in Skype by clicking the "+" button."

        This is NOT completed - this feature, as well as various other features (such as Delegate Call-As) are not available in PSTN calling/Calls tab, only Teams-to-Teams calling (via the Chat tab).

        These features have been marked as completed in the UserVoice as well as the roadmap but that is not correct.

        36 votes
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        • 36 votes
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          • ability to join meeting by calling me instead of using computer mic & speakers

            Like with Skype PSTN Conferencing, let me join the meeting by calling me instead of using computer mic & speakers. The way Teams works today, I have to manually mute my mic and my speakers, and then call out to my phone. It would also be nice to be able to select from a list of frequently called numbers, so I don't have to type in the whole number every time.

            36 votes
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            • PSTN Reverse Number Lookup (show username from Address book not PSTN number) in Teams Toast and Call History

              When a PSTN user calls you on Microsoft Teams, if the number is in the address book I would like to be presented with the users name on the toast, not just the PSTN number. The same for call history or anywhere else a PSTN number appears in the client

              35 votes
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              • No volume control

                All of us who are starting to use teams are facing the same issue...there is no way to control the volume on the teams calls

                30 votes
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                • Show Number Normalization like in Skype for Business

                  Presently there is no feedback to the user when using to Dial pad or /Call that the number is being normalized. Unlike in Skype 4 Business when you dial an extension number (and this gets normalized) there is no indication to the user that they are dialing a valid number before they press call

                  In this example I'm using 4 digit extensions and I have a normalization rule to translate 5xxx to a full number. Pressing Call will normalize and call the number, but there is no preview of the number, No reverse contact lookup etc

                  29 votes
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                  • Disable Audio, Video, and Desktop sharing by user

                    Our users are spread across the globe, with varying bandwidth strength and local policies on video calling. We desperately need the ability to enable audio, video, and desktop sharing in Teams only to a subset of users (either by users or by location). We are able to do this with Skype, so makes sense to do the same in Teams.

                    29 votes
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                    • Add Hold Music for the caller to hear when doing a consult than transfer.

                      Add Hold Music for the caller to hear when doing a consult than transfer.

                      28 votes
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                      • Be able to choose different device for ringing

                        When I don't have my headset on I cannot hear when somebody calls.
                        Should have an option to ring on a different device e.g. Skype 7.41.x. See attached.

                        27 votes
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                        • Support for multiple default local dial-in numbers for PSTN

                          Currently it's only possible to have one default local number added to an MS Teams meeting invite.

                          It would be helpful to be able to be able to include multiple default local calling numbers as meeting participants can often span multiple calling areas/cities. Otherwise, the additional number(s) must always be manually added.
                          Otherwise, the additional numbers will need to be manually added by the PSG member with a meeting request update after the initial meeting request is sent out.

                          25 votes
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                          • Show more than 4 active people in video calls

                            Teams is limited to showing 4 video streams at a time, it would be better if we had some control over that. We do a morning standup every morning with 8 remotes, it would be great if we could see them at all times.

                            25 votes
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                            • Join a video meeting without incoming video to save bandwidth

                              When participating a meeting, I don't have an option to save bandwidth by shutting down incoming video. [You can close the outgoing video, though]. In situations like attending a meeting abroad through mobile data connection, the video consumes 100's of MB's for a 10-minute meeting. (compared to plain audio, which would be only probably approx 1MB/minute). Or in other cases where you want to save bandwidth and video doesn't come through with good quality (like when working over vpn with a big latency)

                              Skype for Business had an option to join a meeting with audio only.

                              25 votes
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                              • Meet now Video button

                                In a Channel, when you click on the Meet Now video button and then click on "Meet Now", the camera is automatically turned on. Please set this to disable so the camera is not automatically turned on, people may not want to start a video call and may just want to do a Screen share.

                                25 votes
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                                  When you click the “Meet Now” button in a channel, you can click the little “Off” or “On” that appears in the window next to the word “Video”, and this will either enable or disable video before the call starts.

                                  Please note we currently allow screensharing only when the video is enabled. If you would like to be able to screenshare without a video, please vote here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16936774-enable-screen-sharing-without-video-call

                                • Support for existing Skype-Compatible wireless headset devices (Jabra, Sennheiser, etc.)

                                  Make Teams compatible with wireless headsets (USB or Bluetooth) that are able to be used with Skype.

                                  24 votes
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                                  • voice and video in Internet explorer and Chrome

                                    When is voice and video coming to Internet explore and Chrome,

                                    24 votes
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                                    • Allow Breakout Sub Conferences in Teams Audio Conferencing

                                      Often both IT and the Business hold large audio conferences for crisis calls. It would be great if Microsoft Audio Conferencing could allow the audio conference host to create break outs within their main audio conference.

                                      West, Avaya, Cisco etc. have this capability and it prevents Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing from growing in the enterprise.

                                      Example:
                                      1. 100 people are on an active audio conference.
                                      2. The meeting host says "Those who need to talk about specific issue ‘A’ please press #1 to be taken to a break out conference".
                                      3. Any audio conference participants in the main call who…

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Turn down volume for other apps when you get an incoming Teams call

                                        I was listening to Spotify when I got a call on Teams. I had to manually turn down the volume on Spotify to be able to hear the Teams call. This happens automatically in Skype for Business.

                                        22 votes
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                                        • Global Win+F4 keybind for mute/unmute like Skype/Lync

                                          General (any window)
                                          Use the following keyboard shortcuts no matter which window has the focus.

                                          Press this key or
                                          keyboard shortcut: Windows logo key+F4
                                          To do this: Self-mute/unmute audio.

                                          https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Keyboard-shortcuts-for-Skype-for-Business-74eda765-5631-4fc1-8aad-cc870115347a

                                          21 votes
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