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Hi, please add this feature. It would be very useful to be able to see all participants of a video-call. This is very important especially in times when our options for face-to-face meetings are highly limited. Thank you in advance for improving your application in favor of its users!
Philipp Reichmuth commented
Just found out that the web application already have the option to see more participants (up to 49). Even Together mode is possible. So the Linux client is outdated on purpose.
Any update on the status for this uservoice?
We are many Linux users who are getting frustrated with the lack of transparency when it comes to our (lack of) features.
We have a big team here using linux in the business, we need that feature, its a shame to having to fight to get the same features than on windows all the time #still-the-same-story
No update to the Linux Teams client since 29 March 2021 (and since there are no release notes, it is doubtful if that and previous such updates, included anything of significance; certainly nothing that improved functionality): https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams/dists/stable/main/
As Microsoft, in their 'divide and conquer' approach decided to split the original UserVoice request to keep the Linux client updated, this comment will have to be reproduced across all three of the basic feature requests, amongst many, Microsoft chose to highlight.
We had this feature already (3x3 grid) for a few weeks last year and it worked perfectly fine. Just enable it again!!! Can't be that difficult, just replace false with true.
You don't even need to relese a new client version, since you were able to switch it on and off without any new release last year. I guess it can be done on server side. Same goes, btw, for the blur effect ;)
Timo Rantalaiho commented
I have used MS Teams as a "virtual team room" in which it is convenient to see if people are at their workstation or not.
Seeing only four ~randomly selected members makes this more difficult; if someone I would like to talk to is not on that list, I need to pin them separately to see what their camera shows.
I think it would be fantastic if some explanation of why the feature was removed would be helpful. Actually, release notes for the Linux client would be nice to have - almost all other applications have them. No idea of what's changed or why or when or anything else. Just a new build with no indication of what was done...
If you have a feature on windows, just implement it on linux.
Liam Proven commented
For a short time after my company moved to Teams, the Linux client supported up to 9 video thumbnails in a 3×3 grid... then this was turned off again.
So it is not merely possible, it has been tried already. I don't know why it went away. It does suggest that someone somewhere experienced problems.
At a guess, many people do not have properly-working accelerated video drivers installed, or it's a compatibility issue with Wayland or something like that.
LOL, instead of just start working on the implementation of the missing features as requested in https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40324324-keep-the-linux-client-up-to-date-with-the-latest-f with more than 5,050 votes. We now have to vote again...
It took over a year to come with that impressing idea to split the features now into separate votes. Well done Microsoft.
Matt Adams commented
Cool. You've "solved" the original feature parity request with separate requests to dilute the issues. I've gone ahead and voted on all of the new tickets but I feel like this is a way to try and get out of feature parity by just doing a few key things. For a company who ❤️ Linux, this seems a bit unloving...
Come on guys, it's not that you've spent your hard earned money on this software, did you? Splitting it up doesn't have to mean something bad.
I'm pretty sure the Teams team itself would like to get the software from preview to full-fledged wholesomeness.
I hope shutting down the "main" ticket wasn't just a way to silence the criticism from us Linux users and that this feature is coming soon.
Matthias Berse commented
Michael Massee commented
This is a Joke !, splitting up the original 5k Vote.
Get the Linux Version out of Preview status. !!!! und just keep it up to date.
Do you really expect to vote for each missing Feature ?
Jan Vondrouš commented
It seems, that someone is trying to dilute original root cause of this problem:
Separate development for different operating systems? Like a dog chasing its tail?
And the length of the dog is a few years.
Please simply start care about your native clients and do not want us to vote for these funny and "surprising" issues.
Flavio Diez commented
While I understand that trying to prioritize features can be a nightmare, shutting a ticket with huge support is really a bad move...
Instead track these individually and post a roadmap on the main ticket... I don't need a final date but I need a "what to expect" situation. Currently it seems like the Linux version is simply not being worked at...
Jan van Veldhuizen commented
Come on, Microsoft... we had more than 5000 votes for having the Linux client updated.
By splitting it up and starting new features, you have reset the vote counter.