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  1. Show video for all people in Video meeting

    Currently when in a video chat it only shows the active video for the last 4 people that have spoken in the chat. On the bottom bar it shows icons for all those in the chat. If it could show small video for all those in the chat that have their cameras turned on it would be beneficial. Then everyone on the video conference can see the reactions of others, whether they were the last to speak or not.

    This is a problem with most video chatting applications. Google Hangouts it the only one we have found that shows video…

    57,309 votes
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    We are excited to announce large gallery view (7×7 videos) and Together mode are available to the public for desktop & mobile.

    Large Gallery is an optional feature and can be turned on at any time during the meeting. The new large gallery has a flexible design and will deliver a network-optimized client video experience that works on multiple device categories.

    For more information, please see: https://support.microsoft.com/office/using-video-in-microsoft-teams-3647fc29-7b92-4c26-8c2d-8a596904cdae?storagetype=stage#ID0EABAAA=Desktop

    Note: For the status of this feature for Government Clouds, please visit https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/926545/suggestions/40000762.

  2. 8,325 votes
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  3. Add a "Raise Your Hand" feature in meetings

    When in a meeting with multiple people it would be nice to have a way to signal that you would like to speak so that you can be called upon by the meeting organizer.

    This would allow users to show they have something to say, but they do not want to interrupt

    4,851 votes
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  4. Teams Meeting organizer can force mute audio for attendees

    Give meeting organizers the ability to force mute audio for all attendees in the meeting options page. Attendees should not be able to un-mute their audio with this option set.

    3,945 votes
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  5. Add a whiteboard.

    Add a whiteboard to share.

    3,559 votes
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  6. Load picture as background instead of blur background in Teams video chat

    How about loading a picture as a defined background instead of just blur the background during a Teams video chat?

    So, for example, I could load an all black picture as the default background to keep the focus on me.

    3,309 votes
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    325 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to announce that we have released user initiated custom video background images. For more details, please see the link below.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-your-background-for-a-teams-meeting-f77a2381-443a-499d-825e-509a140f4780

    Details on Meeting policy controls for background settings can be found here:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/meeting-policies-in-teams#meeting-policy-settings---video-filters-mode

  7. Transfer active call between devices

    Transfer an active call in Teams from my phone to my desktop and back. This for comming back at the office or leaving the office.

    2,494 votes
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  8. "No One" choice in the lobby.

    Please add the "No one" choice to the Meeting Options section, aka. The Lobby.

    1,943 votes
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  9. Lock the Video Spotlight

    In Skype for Business hosted meetings, there is a feature called "Lock the Video Spotlight" that allows you to choose a video feed that's displayed to all participants. This feature does not appear to be in the Teams client today, and it doesn't appear on the Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Capabilities Roadmap.

    In some Teams meetings I want all my participants to just view one presenters video stream and not have the 4 participant split view. We need a way for the Teams meeting host to force their video to be prominent from the participants view.

    https://aka.ms/skype2teamsroadmap

    1,720 votes
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  10. Recording of video meetings

    What about if video meetings could be recorded for later view.

    1,598 votes
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    completed  ·  Warren responded

    Slight correction. This is being flagged as completed as it is now in the public ring.
    Teams cloud meeting recording is now available world-wide as a Preview! Please try this feature out in your Teams meetings and let us know how we can improve it!

    Additional information.
    Admin doc is located at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/cloud-recording
    (Biggest thing is to be sure to check the pre-requisites.)

    End User docs: http://aka.ms/recordmeeting

    Thank you for all the support and feedback!
    -Warren

  11. Please enable share control in video meeting

    We used to be able to share control in video meeting so we can do remote support.

    Please include this feature in the future releases.

    Thanks,
    Jason

    1,428 votes
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    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This item was completed.

    From within a meeting the share control can be found at the dropdown at the top of the screen if you are currently sharing as well as the floating control box that exists when you are in a meeting.

    Thank you for all your feedback.
    -Warren

  12. Allow organizer to end meetings

    People should not have to manually leave meetings in order for them to end. We have had several people forget to manually leave meetings, and the channel continues to show that a meeting is in progress when in fact it has ended.

    The organizer of channel meetings should be able to 'end' meetings altogether instead of simply leaving the meeting space.

    1,383 votes
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    194 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As stated last week, based on the volume of recent feedback, we fast-tracked adding the ability for meeting organizers to end a meeting for all participants with the click of a button. This was released to the public ring today.

    In addition, the team has begun working on an option requiring everyone other than the meeting organizer to go thru the lobby. Once that feature is available, attendees will be placed in the lobby when rejoining the meeting. (Please see this UV item – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/38309602).

    Thank you,
    Alex & the Teams team

  13. Federation

    Hi everyone -- I'm splitting this feature out from the "Guest Access" feature request so that you can weigh in on this specific issue and provide feedback for it here. Please write in the comments what you would like to see with Federation and I will incorporate it into this description. -Suphatra

    FEDERATION REQUESTS:

    1 -- When our team have a live call meeting we can not add people to the call that doesn't belong to the team, even if they are from the same company. Additionally can we brought client which will be federated.

    2 -- Need to be

    879 votes
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  14. full screen only one person from the call

    On a call with more than 2 persons, unless someone is actually presenting his/her screen, the screen is usually split between the others on the call. Its always a split screen, up to four seperate window. But if someone uses its web cam, lets say to show us a white board... we can't make that specific person's web cam presentation full screen.

    828 votes
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  15. Have end users change participant settings (lobby settings) for Teams meetings

    Just like with Skype for Business have a setting that allows our end users to change the participant settings for Teams Meetings as described here for Skype for Business: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/change-participant-settings-for-skype-for-business-meetings-9175e297-de5f-43b2-8e0f-85cc05e24986

    651 votes
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  16. delete recorded meeting

    There is no way to delete a meeting that has been recorded in a channel. There have been a couple of times that I have started and ended one realizing I was in the wrong channel or that I didn't give it a title or topic name.

    480 votes
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  17. It's distracting to get a chat message when a meeting has started or ended

    This should be a notification option that you can turn off. Currently you see a chat item for your attention. You go to it only to see that the meeting you just started, or just ended, started or ended. You already know that, and the notification is just wasting your time.

    393 votes
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    We are happy to announce this feature is released. By default meeting chats will be muted until send a message in the chat, or join the online meeting. To change these defaults, go to your profile picture at the top right of the app, select Settings > Notifications. From there, scroll to the meetings section and open the menu next to Meeting chat notifications.

  18. Ability to check call quality ahead of calls/meetings

    Skype for Business has a way to check your call quality so you can hear how you sound. Teams really needs this as well. I've had a few calls where I can hear the audience clearly, however they say my audio quality is poor.

    I'd like the ability check and see how I sound before I join a Teams meeting or make a call.

    269 votes
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  19. Start a meeting with the mic muted, like Skype and Lync do

    When joining a meeting, the video and mic should be turned off by default and need to be turned on by the user either per session or globally via settings. This is the default behavior for both Skype for Business and Lync 2013 (as I recall).

    269 votes
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    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request has been completed and shipped!

    Thank you for the suggestion.
    -Warren

  20. Create teams meeting from calendar using OWA

    When using calendar on OWA, there is no way to create a Microsoft Teams meeting. You need to create it from Microsoft Teams instead.

    Please add the functionality to create a meeting from Calendar using OWA

    350 votes
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