Enable up to 500 attendees in Teams meetings
Skype rolled out testing on meeting attendees last year to increase from 250 to 500 attendees. The same needs to occur in Teams meetings. The difference between 250 attendees for Teams meetings and 10,000 Live Event attendees is too great.
The meeting participant limit has been increased to 300 in GCC, GCCH and DoD, which is the same limit as for the General Public.
Joey Razzano commented
Can you tell me why the breakout room functionality will be automatically disabled when attendees exceed 300?
Auriane Vernois commented
Hi, can we have any update of when we'll be able to have 1000 attendees? It was supposed to be begining of March, then now it's end of March or even April... I agree with the previous comment from Irismar Williams saying that this is really a pain point. Thanks for your feedback!
Irismar Williams commented
MS Teams is losing to Zoom because of this... I'm a Teams advocate at the CDC. We use the GCC version... I am pulling my hair out that our leadership team keeps scheduling org-wide meetings in Zoom because Teams only allows 300 ppl per meeting. I don't understand how Microsoft doesn't recognize that this is a high-priority feature that needs to be added as soon as possible. The entire point of a virtual meeting is to be able to get everyone in the meeting and see and talk to them on video. We have the toughest time getting users to adopt Teams because it's not doing what Zoom is. 🤦🏿♀️🤦🏿♀️🤦🏿♀️
I copied this from the MSTeams site under "Meetings and calls" on May12, 2020.
"Number of people in a meeting (can chat and call in) 350"
Today (June16) the site indicates Number of People in a Meeting is 250.
350 was generally plausible for our organization (500 would be better)
250 renders it useless for many of our needs.
Also for group chats please! At least 500 attendees.
The group chat could then easily serve as an alarm function in crisis situations !
This could be very important for law enforcement organizations
(Client Police organisation in Belgium - around 40000 people !!)