One of the most annoying aspects of tinkering with your Microsoft Teams video feed may soon be resolved thanks to a new update.
The video conferencing platform is working on an upgrade that says “eases the transition” at several points within a conversation, namely when you toggle your video feed on and off.
Simply called “blended grid view in meetings,” the update puts all call participants in a 16:9 ratio, meaning Microsoft Teams users should lose that slightly overwhelming moment that occurs when someone turns off their camera, exposing everyone else’s viewing window. is displayed. shuffle around and resize.
The update also gives users several other customization options for their Microsoft Teams calls, including the ability to change their grid size by choosing one of several predefined options.
“As the new version of Gallery, this is the default view users will have when joining meetings,” the company noted, adding that users can choose to return to this view via the view switcher if they wish.
The feature is still listed in the official Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab) “under development” for now, with rollout scheduled to begin in June 2023. At launch, it will initially only be available to Windows desktop users, before hopefully expanding to others soon after.
The update is the latest in a series of changes made by the company to ensure Microsoft Teams is a smooth and intuitive experience.
This includes the recent announcement that Microsoft Teams would finally get video filters, which the company hopes will allow users to express their own personalities and mask the features they don’t want revealed.
The first visual effects include animated frames and changing the video tint, in addition to existing tools that allow users to blur backgrounds and soften the video feed to hide imperfections.