Dec 12 2018 09:03 AM
Dec 12 2018 09:03 AM
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?
Dec 12 2018 09:18 AM
Dec 12 2018 09:21 AM
I agree and asked the same, but wanted to post here to make sure this gets noticed/answered by the MS Teams team.
Dec 15 2018 12:37 AM
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
Dec 17 2018 10:30 PMSolution
Hi Erik, we are working on adding the spotlight video features to Teams meeting.
Jun 18 2019 01:53 PM
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.
Aug 30 2019 04:32 AM
Dear @Lan Ye,.
I can't find this in the roadmap for Microsoft Teams, this is a very important function and I would like to follow the progress.
Feb 17 2020 06:30 AM
Pinning of a video output from just one source is now available in Teams - just right click on the desired video "quadrant" and chose "Pin".
Feb 24 2020 11:07 PM
Great, thanks for your reply. Is the "pinning" personal or will it affect all participants in the meeting?
Feb 24 2020 11:28 PM
No, it doesn't. Pin only change the view for the individual user. We are developing the spotlight feature which will lock the view for everyone, but it's coming at a later time. @Degerlunden
Mar 16 2020 02:56 PM
This is a very important feature for our group, too. Especially now, with face-to-face even more limited it is good to see the face of the person presently speaking. When is Microsoft planning to introduce this?
Mar 19 2020 12:02 PM
Thanks for the answer, @Lan Ye .
If you are recording the meeting, is it possible to make sure that what is recorded is only the image from the organizer? (instead of the 2x2 grid?)
Mar 25 2020 05:40 AM
And is it possible to pin my own screen? I have some requests from teachers where they want their own screen full size, not a little video at the bottom right in the screen.
Thanks and best regards!
Mar 30 2020 02:47 AM
Hi there Ruben. Did you ever get a solution to this query? I'm trying to do the exact same thing but can only ever record the default meetings layout - i.e. not the pinned version.
I've had to resort to screen recording in Quicktime to be able to record the pinned version.
Apr 27 2020 04:45 AM
@Lan Ye I'm using the teams app on a Mac, this pinning used to work until a couple of weeks ago, but it doesn't anymore. Rightclicking on the quadrant used to give me a small menu of options, one of them was "pin this view" or similar. I've now participated in a few meetings where this menu wasn't there anymore. Rightclicking only gives a rectangle with a grayed-out "copy" option, which doesn't work.
Admin swears he didn't change anything and neither did I.
Is there anything I can do? The meetings are church services and I'd like to have the speaker full screen. Not just a quarter with three quarters black. Very annoying.
Shared screens (PowerPoint) are displayed full screen.
Apr 27 2020 04:48 AM
Having the same exact problem as @Dutch749
We teach online classes to primary school, and really really need this Spotligh feature.
Apr 27 2020 04:49 AM
@CarmenParis a quadrant is a quarter of the area. When opening a meeting there are four views from participants, those are the quadrants. So I gather.
Apr 27 2020 04:50 AM
@Dutch749 HI, yes I assumed those were them, and yes I am on Mac too and having the same problem with Spotlight as you. THX