Now in Public preview & Targeted release: Together mode usability improvements in Teams meetings


We are bringing new usability improvements to Together Mode in Microsoft Teams. Participants in Together mode now have name labels attached to their videos. Name labels also support status icons that indicate microphone, active speaker, spotlight or pin within the meeting. Additionally, your own video in the gallery will now be removed while Together Mode is active to avoid duplication of the self-preview. Lastly, Together Mode displays raised hands and reactions within the view.


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Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview channel.


How to enable

When users go to View -> Together mode during their meeting they will be able to see reactions, raised hands and name labels with additional statuses like active speaker, pin or spotlight. This makes Together mode more inclusive and easier to understand what is happening in the meeting.


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, user needs to be in Public Preview. Other meeting participants are not required to be in Public Preview.


Supported clients and platforms






Google Chrome



Microsoft Edge











Known issues



Known limitations



Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Show preview features. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.  
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. Learn how at Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( 


Send us your feedback 

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help Give feedback This is on the bottom left of your client.




Thank you,

Preview Team

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

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