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An error occurred while saving the commentPeter Micuch commented
It is even hard to find an idea one could upvote when speaking of unmuting topic. If someone from Microsoft would have a look at number of ideas that were opened for this topic and would sum up votes together, this would become the most wanted feature right after possibility to not allow students to mute other students.
If we want to please privacy rules as well as requests coming from many teachers of especially small children, then there could still remain mute/unmute button which is controlled by the attendee and "allow to speak" button, which is controlled by the teacher/meeting organizer. Once parents sign in their child into class, they are able to unmute, but unless teacher allows it, no one could actually hear anything. On the other hand, if the child is muted, even the "allow to speak" request from teacher would not make the child audible.
It could of course be also connected with raising hands, but the possibility to "allow to speak" without raising hand is especially useful when you have class full of 6 years old for whose parents created connection and un-muted them at the beginning of the class.
Without this feature, MS Teams is incomplete for educational purposes of smaller or bigger "kids" and it is really hard to migrate from Zoom where this is supported in its own way. It is no issue for universities and companies, where people already do have (hopefully) some basic habits. Having only possibility to not allow attendees to unmute or mute all button is simply not enough.