We are working on supporting more than 4 videos in a Teams meeting. We don’t have a date to share, but will update as we get closer to completion.
We continue to fight against Zoom users for this feature. We've heard 3x3 (9) video is coming. is there something more to share that it might be up to 49 video like Zoom?
Also saw a post that being able to pin your video choices might be coming. that could help, but this is the #1 reason why our users are pushing back on teams as a meeting platform and demanding we keep Zoom around. Second reason: You can only have 2 number auto populate in the meeting invite (domestic and toll free). We need multiple numbers available by default and able to insert any number you want at time of schedule - again - just like ZOOM!!!!
1000 votes and this is still in the backlog? Is Teams ever going to be capable of this function? Next version says it will have nine (9) video feeds live, that is still inadequate for our typical meetings. Still forced to use Zoom until this is fixed. Maybe MS doesn't think this is broken because they have Teams rooms all over their campus and don't understand the use case of how companies like to collaborate with live video of all attendees. Having the ability to toggle between all video, or focused video would be the ideal solution.
This major feature limitation is the one main thing stopping us from being able to decommission Teams alternatives that we already use. Zoom.us must still be used for meetings with more than 4 video streams needed at one time (90% group meetings in our org need all videos live at same time to facilitate collaboration in our global setting). My leadership will not let me migrate to Teams only until this is available. (I was going to say "fixed" but MS doesn't seem to think it is broken, this was apparently by design to limit 4 video) It is frustrating that a collaboration tool doesn't support this very common use case. If I had one piece of advice for Microsoft on Teams voice/video it would be... Just make it work as well (features and functions, reliability) as Zoom.us!!!!!!!
Teams not showing more than 4 video feeds is a massive deficit for the product. In a world of global telecommuting and remote workers, almost every meeting we conduct has more than 4 remote video users. Many users don't speak during a meeting, but seeing that they are engaged or watching their facial expressions is the most important part of their participation. Teams will not be good enough until it is on par with every feature that Zoom.us, GlobalMeet and WebEx have in their products. This 4 video feed limitation is just one of the many examples where Teams is lacking in functionality that the competition has nailed. It isn't sufficient for Teams to be good enough in these areas, it needs to be great for our users to accept it as an alternative to these other services.
This feature is under review by the feature team. No new feedback at this time.
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Make this work like Zoom, and ready Talk. In a Ready Talk or zoom invite process, there is a pop up to select any of the available numbers your organization has authorized as you create the meeting invite. These can include local numbers, and toll free numbers. We have global calls with over 10 different locations and putting the local numbers into a meeting invite is a must for mobile only users who may not have internet access to locate "local numbers"
The only painful work around for this in Teams right now is to Ctrl-click the "local Numbers" link ion your meeting, find the local or toll free number on the invite and copy and paste it into your invite before you send it. Are we still living in the 90's here Microsoft? Simple thing to implement, but probably at the top of page 5 in terms of features you plan to add.
But these simple things make Teams o unusable and hated by our users who enjoy the simplicity and thoughtful features of the competitive meeting systems. So hard to get people to switch hapily when simple features just are not present in a new tool.
This feature is available in the Teams admin center. Wouldn't it be nice if someone actually curated these suggestions and let you know that. If you are getting the URL for the icon and not the actual icon, you don't have the icon properly sized. It can only be 60 pixel by 130 pixels. very tiny. And the URL must be accessible from the public internet, not hosted on a local URL. And even though you use a tiny image, Teams will blow the image up and cause light pixilation. But hey, at least the feature is there.
Once again, Teams is not on par with Skype for business or any other modern meeting system.
The meeting invites look like garbage on an Iphone native calendar. AS mentioned in another comment, the meeting link should not have a space, and should be formatted in the standard
+1-123-456-7890,,98765432# in a plain text format that has space between it and the rest of the meeting link garbage so that a mobile user can easily find the link and it is clearly labeled as a click to call. See the elegant and simply formatted Zoom invite attached. Looks great on iPhone native calendar too!! no massive complicated 200 character link with %20 and %23 characters in it. If you expect people to be using the Outlook Mobile app to see invites properly formatted, that is very short sighted. Our external users are often not Outlook users, and in our survey, 90% of our internal users just want to use the native device calendar for quick access to meeting joins.
This is happening still. typing indicator continues again below their last message for about 2-3 seconds, after their last message even though they are not typing. very annoying. All our users are starting to complain. You see their last message, see they are still typing again. Wait.... wait.... typing indicator goes away... are they thinking? Backspacing? Is there more to come? Guess not. 5 to 10 seconds wasted every time until you finally realize this is just a bug and there is nothing more coming. You move on, sad and lonely that there was no more, hopes dashed that the next message might solve the mysteries of the universe. Like why Microsoft won't curate this feedback board anymore and provide status on these annoyances. Or even publish a new roadmap on what features and bugs we might expect to be fixed soon.
We have a Microsoft branded Polycom Round table and it cuts and crops with no panorama view. MS -please fix these small but annoying problems. People have bet on MS with Skype for Business and now Teams and your lack of support for existing equipment is killing us.
Hello - is this user voice feedback even being reviewed and curated anymore?
We are happy to inform you that you are able to join meetings by choosing “Call me” from the join dropdown on iOS & Android. To use this feature, you need to provide a phone number where you can receive a phone call. If the call is accepted, your meeting audio will switch to the cellular connection. Your personal and work phone numbers, if added to your account, will be available for selection automatically.
The team is working to release this feature for Desktop. I don’t have dates to share at this time, but will keep you posted.
This cal lme back feature is so poorly done. Does MS even do UX design anymore with actual users. Non of our external meeting participants can find this call me back feature hidden under the tiny little "i" icons on the right top of screen. And once there, you have to hard enter your phone number. No save me feature, no connection to contacts etc.
This feature is so poor, we had to enter a custom message at the bottom of our meetings, hoping we can direct new Teams meeting users to find the feature: For a call-back to join by phone: Join Teams Meeting, click the "ⓘ" icon at top right, enter your number (+dial code outside US) and click Call Me. Thank You.
we surveyed. 90% of our 1,000 users didn't even know call back was available, or dial out.
Great to have a new product, but it seriously needs work faster than it is happening. We just can't adopt this sub-par tool for our enterprise... we are getting killed by user acceptance.
Please look at Zoom, WebEx, ReadyTalk, PGI and adopt some of their superior UI for these types of features.
None of our external meeting attendees can figure out where the "call me back" feature is under the tiny little 'i" icon barely visible in the upper right corner. Everyone thinks the meeting must be VOiP or they have to call in using the original option in the meeting invite.
This is just one of the many features that makes Meetings in MS Teams nearly unusable