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How can you lock video spotlight in Teams (just as in Skype)?

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During Teams meetings we've found no way to lock the video spotlight on the main speaker. In many scenarios it's completely pointless to have all inactive users consume screen space during a call - how can we accomplish this? 

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I'll second this. This functionality exists within Skype for Business and is essential within Teams.

I agree and asked the same, but wanted to post here to make sure this gets noticed/answered by the MS Teams team.

obviously MS didn't pay enough attention to this AMA thing. but if you want this feature then maybe support this on uservoice might help

 

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/35796445-lock-the-video-spotli...

Solution

Hi Erik, we are working on adding the spotlight video features to Teams meeting. 

Great news, thank you!
Any prognosis on when it may be available?

Holy cow!  I don't usually complain on forum threads, but you have GOT to get that fixed.  That was the most annoyed I've been on a video conference in a long time.

 

We were trying to watch a customer demo how he uses our product, and every time my co-worker chimed in with some advice for them, the screen flipped over to his (disabled) camera and I missed part of the demo.  A conference that should have taken 20 minutes took about 45. 

 

Our customer was the Teams user and set up the conference, but I was about ready to tell him to scratch this meeting and let me set it up our Skype Business.

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