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September 29, 2021

Hide video during calls and meetings in Teams

People no longer need to see their own video feed during Teams calls and meetings.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams will soon allow people to hide their video during calls and meetings.
  • The feature is designed to reduce distractions and help people focus on other meeting participants.
  • Microsoft could roll out the feature as early as November 2021, though that date could change.

Microsoft Teams is a popular video conferencing and communication app. More than 250 million people use the app every month. Coming soon, the app will have the ability to hide a person’s video feed during calls and meetings.

A person who can see his video feed can make it look on camera the way he intends. It’s also helpful to see something in the background that could distract other meeting participants. But some people find their own video on the screen distracting. A new feature on the Microsoft 365 roadmap gives people the ability to hide their own video feed:

Currently, the user’s video is displayed in the lower right corner of the meeting screen. This feature allows users to hide their own video during a meeting. This helps reduce distractions during the call, while your video is still available to other participants.

When enabled, the feature hides a person’s video feed while remaining visible to other meeting participants. The listing lists the feature for the web and desktop versions of Teams.

The feature is listed as in development and has a pencil-in release date of November 2021. Dates on the Microsoft 365 roadmap are always subject to change, so Teams users may have to wait a little longer to try out the new feature.

Source: windows central

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