Thank you for your feedback. We have added the option to allow only users who were invited to the meeting to bypass the lobby. To learn more, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-dbd5-45f9-aae9-a70e6354f88e.
We look forward to adding other improvements discussed in the comments in the future.
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Todays class was a disaster as a result of your lobby restrictions which somehow were magically applied by my school board today. My class of 30 students are individually added as “members” of the team. I start a meeting and they (until today) roll into the meeting. Note- No one else can join the meeting - even via a link- because they are not “members” so I don’t worry about “teams bombing”. Life was good.
I teach online 100% of the time using a wired network but my students mostly use wifi for teams meetings and they often find they get disconnected during meetings/lessons. Up until today they simply rejoin the meeting. Sometimes kids become disconnected from the meeting multiple times but each time they rejoin on their own. Alas, not any more as a result of your “ lobby lockdown “. Each time they disconnect they go back into the lobby and I have to let them in. Even worse - they loose the ability to let me know they are in the lobby because they can’t use the chat to tell me they are locked out. How is this lobby feature an improvement? It is impeding their learning. Please return control of the team to the teacher. Get rid of the lobby or let me add the names of my students under ‘who can bypass the lobby’
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Thank you for your patience. We are thrilled to that replying to a chat message in the desktop client is now available as part of our Public Preview. It is expected to roll out to the public ring over the next several weeks.
For details on switching to the Microsoft Teams Public Preview version, please see : https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview.
We look forward to your preview feedback!
We are currently testing this feature internally, and will share an update as soon as it’s available. To learn more, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/sharing-files-in-teams.