Dec 05 2018 10:18 AM
Dec 05 2018 10:18 AM
Joining a Microsoft Teams meeting today (first time as I recall) I was surprised to find it automatically enabled my webcam. Please make the default be off or prompt. I also don't see anywhere in the settings to make this a default for the next meeting.
Dec 05 2018 10:31 AM
Thanks for reaching out and welcome to the community.
Did you join with the Teams Desktop client? When you join the meeting it should give you an option to enable the camera as shown below within the red border.
Same applies to the mobile phone app.
There was a Uservoice for the camera to be off by default so you wouldn't have to turn the slider off
However, as you can see it's been rejected by the Microsoft Team so they will not do it at the current time.
I hope I have answered your question. If I have, please like the post and mark as the solution. I hope I can help you again at some point, and welcome again to the community.
Dec 05 2018 10:46 AM
Her is the setting - first time you join and slide the video on
Next time you login its enabled by default ..
Dec 05 2018 10:48 AM
oops !! you had covered ... sorry Chris my pages was not refreshed ..
Aug 19 2019 09:55 AM
Literally no one wants the camera to default to "on."
In my Fortune 100 global company, for many it is a bandwidth issue. Being on a call with people from 3 US time zones, China and Europe at the same tile means many are calling in from home and not all have good connectivity.
For others it is a privacy issue.
*Every* employee I work with has tape or some other mechanism to mechanically block the camera. Why does the Microsoft Development Team ignore the requests of their customers for what is literally a do-it-over-lunch fix? Why does Microsoft continue to trade off customer satisfaction for their social engineering objectives?
Sep 04 2019 06:44 AM
@dougm absolutely, this should default to off. I know many people who will accidentally join calls with it turned on and it is not good for bandwidth and privacy.
Sep 04 2019 06:46 AM
@sstelter any news on when it will be updated to be default off? My work is transitioning to Microsoft Teams next week, I'll let them know that this is an issue and many people will have a problem with it.
Jan 29 2020 06:50 AM
There is no 'one answer suits all' for this (and most other options) - what is missing is the option to choose your preferred default.
I agree for most users defaulting off would be the logical choice, but I am trying to configure video links between sites to run automatically all day, and need those particular logins/clients to default to video on.
May 04 2020 11:10 AM
Typical MS answer non answer - there is more than on way to join a meeting
From Calendar yes you do get an option Like your example.
When joining a meeting that just pops up from an active invite - there is NO option to block video until after connected - and you have already been shown to the group - total evasion of privacy.
Default video should always be off unless turned ON by the user.
May 12 2020 05:49 AM
Agreed! I prefer defaulting on as well.
It looks like it remembers the last setting you used on the "choose your audio and video settings" form that pops up before you join, so we can get whichever behavior we want!
May 24 2020 09:12 AM
May 29 2020 05:39 AM
I want to add something particularly worrying about the use of the PC camera by Teams (web version). Even setting it up to off status, as indicated in multiple answers here, Teams web ALWAYS access the camera when starting the session (I know it for sure because my camera has a light to indicate when it is in use).
Now I have to cover the camera every time I start a sesion, until the camera light go off, just to asure that it is not transmiting any image at the beginning of the sesion.
May 29 2020 05:44 AM
@Christopher Hoard There should be a setting that always sets it to off by default. There are serious privacy concerns here.
May 30 2020 08:02 AMSolution
Jun 23 2020 02:27 PM
@dougmi just block access to the webcam and then when i wanna turn on my camera i enable access
Oct 08 2020 08:12 AM
Totally agree about the webcam, among other things such as inability to link attendee participation in OneNote! Microsoft just keeps moving useful features and I find it more and more difficult to use TEAMS. Although Skype wasn't great, it certainly had more useful features than TEAMS.
Oct 17 2020 09:54 AM - edited Oct 17 2020 09:55 AM
@ would have to agree with having a default setting that applies everywhere in teams to set the camera and audio.
Oct 17 2020 12:36 PM
Dec 15 2020 06:22 PM
Hi, I have a question. I joined the meeting for the first time at Teams trough website. I haven't hit the "join" button but I can see myself because the video is on by default. My question is at this point can users in my meeting see my face?
Feb 04 2021 04:22 PM