Microsoft Teams: New expanded gallery view option for minimized meeting window

Microsoft Teams introduces an expanded gallery view for minimized meeting windows, allowing participants to see up to 4 attendees and their interactions while multitasking. This feature will be available by default, rolling out from early July to late August 2024. No preparation is needed. Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 398449 details this update.

In Microsoft Teams, a new feature enhances the meeting view that is shown to attendees while the main meeting window is minimized.

When participants in a meeting minimize the main meeting window, they can multitask without losing sight of the meeting or missing important information by monitoring activity in a smaller meeting view window.

This view switcher feature update allows users to expand the default active speaker view of the meeting to an extended large gallery view. This view allows users to see up to 4 meeting participants, including reactions, raised hands, and a Me Video tile.

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This expanded view can be toggled via a new UI control.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 398449

When this will happen:

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early July 2024 and expect to complete by mid-July 2024.

General Availability (Worldwide, GCC, GCC High, and DoD): We will begin rolling out mid-July 2024 and expect to complete by late August 2024.

How this will affect your organization:

When multitasking with the main meeting window minimized, meeting participants will now be able to better keep track of the meeting activity by using an extended meeting view window. 

What you need to do to prepare:

This feature is available by default. No action is needed to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC800496

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