Now in public preview: View Switcher in meetings



All the view related options in Teams meetings (such as Gallery, Large Gallery, Together Mode, Focus Mode and Full Screen) are now available in a separate dedicated menu called View Switcher. This menu shows up on the top left of meeting window.



Flighting status

Available to everyone now

How to enable

When users join a meeting, they can click on View Switcher icon in the meeting toolbar to control how they prefer to see the meeting. To be able to access Focus Mode, other user needs to share screen or content.

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, users joining a meeting need to be in Public Preview. Users not in Public Preview will still have these view options in the overflow (...) menu in the meeting toolbar.


Supported clients and platforms

Windows 10









Internet Explorer












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 ( 

Summary of public preview features

For a history of features in the Office and Teams public previews, see Release Notes Current Channel (Preview) - Office release notes | Microsoft Docs.



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 the your client.





Thank you,

Preview Team, @Jan_Steberl 

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

3 Replies
I this still in public preview or has it been released to GA?

@Henry Edwards  It's now May (in preview for 7 months) and I don't see it either.