Microsoft Teams will allow meeting organizers to disable attendees’ video streams

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft Teams Meetings

Microsoft is adding two new settings that will enable Teams meeting organizers to control the video streams of participants. The company is planning to release these features to the Teams desktop and mobile apps in April, according to the Microsoft 365 roadmap.

Currently, the default setting allows all attendees to turn on their videos at any time. With this update, meeting organizers and teachers will be able to choose to enable or disable video feeds for select or all participants both before and during meetings. If they opt to have this ability off, the video icon will appear greyed out during Teams meetings.

Microsoft Teams already provides options to mute audio and disable the chat functionality during meetings, classrooms, or webinars. The addition of these video moderation settings should prevent users from creating disruptions to help create a safe and inclusive meeting environment. How do you think the new meeting option will impact your workflow? Sound off in the comments section below.