Allow muting a person only for me

Iron Contributor

Sometimes I am in a meeting where one of the persons in the meeting is actually near me in the world outside the screen. In this case the sound is a bit maddening since there is a small delay between the sound from the person and the sound through the teams interface. In these cases, I would like to mute the person only for me since I am sitting near and can hear the person fine without headphones. Right now I need to takeoff headphones when the person is talking and putting it back as the person finishes talking.

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Issue

 

It appears that audio stream sent to the Teams client is mixed in the cloud and sent to individual users as a single merged stream.

 

Benefits

 

  • This reduces the amount of network traffic sent to individual users.
  • This typically creates a low-effort solution that covers most use cases.

 

Disadvantages

 

  • As listed here, sitting next to someone who is also on the call, you must deal with echo.
  • There is another issue not mentioned - you cannot change the volume for individual users - there is one person on many of my calls who constantly shouts. I cannot reduce her volume.

 

Conclusion

 

Contrary to some of the suggestions here, many products ARE implementing this feature.

 

Microsoft should send individual voice streams to the client and give customers the option to mute or change the volume on individual users. 

Exactly! Love this. PLEASE for the love of god fix it.
The capacity to manage all single audio participent is really needed ! Urgently

2 years later Microsoft still has no update or solution for this, so disappointing to see that such a simple yet highly useful and requested feature still hasn't been added..... @er008 

It would also be fine if we get the option to mute people from being mixed into our stream in the cloud. I would think every listener has an own stream mixed for them, that mutes their own voice. So there is no reason why others could not also be muted. Except for laziness.

@er008 

This really needs to be fixed!

It's a no brainer of a function. 
Also adjusting volume of individual participants so it's possible to hear everyone well regardless of their input volume.

If it can't be done because all audio is combined into one stream that just means that there's more work to do to make it right, not that it shouldn't be done. 

If it's done to keep bandwidth usage low make it a toggle option.