You can experience more natural, immersive sound in meetings thanks to spatial audio now available in Public Preview. Spatial audio brings a next-generation immersive soundscape to Teams meetings when using either a wired stereo headset or built-in stereo speakers. It spatializes the voices of attendees across the visual meeting stage in the Gallery view. This helps make conversations more natural, increasing the sense of audio presence, and making the conversation easier to follow when multiple people are speaking together.
Available to everyone in Public Preview channel.
How to enable
The new Spatial audio feature is available to everyone using supported audio devices (wired stereo headset or built-in stereo speakers) on Windows and MacOS clients.
You can turn spatial audio in three ways:
Before joining a meeting, select either your wired stereo headset or built-in stereo speakers on the meeting pre-join screen, and then turn on the Spatial audio toggle in the Device settings pane.
During the meeting, select More > Settings > Device settings, and then select a wired stereo headset or built-in stereo speakers under Speakers in the Device settings pane and turn on the Spatial audio toggle.
Anytime, select Settings and more > Settings > Devices, and then turn on the Spatial audio toggle.
Note 1: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.
Note 2: To be able to use this feature, you must be in Public Preview. Other meeting participants are not required to be in Public Preview.
Supported clients and platforms
Spatial audio is currently enabled only in Gallery view, so you can experience sound spatialized across the meeting stage. You will get the best spatial effect with three or more attendees in the meeting.