Microsoft Teams Rooms devices to get multi-camera support next month

Rabia Noureen

Teams Rooms

Microsoft is planning to add multi-camera support to Teams Rooms devices, the dedicated meeting solutions for professional conference rooms and home offices. This feature will only be available for select Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows, such as the Surface Hub.

This Microsoft Teams Rooms update will let meeting participants switch between multiple video camera feeds. “For rooms with more than one video camera attached to MTR, users will be able to switch between these cameras during a Teams meeting by selecting camera from the list of available cameras. If the device does not have multiple USB cameras set up with Teams Rooms device in the conference rooms, there will be no difference in experience,” the company explained in a message on the Microsoft 365 Admin center.

Tapping chevron opens new options

Once the update rolls out, meeting participants will need to tap on the chevron option available besides the camera icon in order to choose a different camera. However, IT Admins will also be able to set a default video for joining Teams meetings.

According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, multi-camera support will begin rolling out to Teams Rooms devices via a Microsoft store update in mid-December. Let us know in the comments below if you think that this feature will help you adapt to the new hybrid work era.