MS Teams: Presenter Being Able to View Meeting Attendees Webcams

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Is there a way for presenters in MS Teams to be able to view the attendees webcam views while presenting (perhaps at the bottom of their screen).  Presenters in our company want to be able to read the audience (attendees) reactions while the presentation is going on.  I know that you can view a list of attendees during the presentation along with seeing an icon adjacent to their name if they are raising their hand to ask a question.  This is nice but not what we are looking for.

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There is a new presentation mode now! When sharing, use the PowerPoint app option. You will be able to see the presentation, notes, attendees and the next slides in one screen. If it doesn’t work, try enabling the preview mode from The profile icon at the top- about - preview mode!

There’s also emojis now that attendees can send and show up in the presentation

Adam
That is great news...thanks Adam!!!

This isn't cutting it for us in hybrid meetings. Typically, our presenter is the same person who is managing the meeting overall, and is in the room. What's wanted is to show the in-person participants a presentation, and still let them see the faces of their remote fellows.

At present, colleagues typically achieve this by running the big screen from a second computer, so that it can have a participant view that can include faces as well as the (usually but not always) PowerPoint being shared. But this is a bit complex when all that's needed is to give the presenter/sharer the option of a participant view (with, obviously, the ability to control slides). This would normally be used on the second screen of course. And the current approach means a dummy meeting participant for the extra computer.

Of course, everyone could bring a laptop and sign in to see faces on their own screens, but then half the meeting is present twice. Or the presenter could put the new view above on the big screen, but then the meeting controls get shown, which is clumsy.


Am I missing something?