Microsoft Teams Adding Gallery View for Meetings


Last week, Microsoft announced a 7×7 gallery view for meetings will roll out in preview to Teams desktop clients in early July. Microsoft is targeting full availability by the end of August, including access for the Windows and Mac desktop clients and the Teams iOS and Android clients. Not surprising, there’s no support for large gallery view in the Teams Linux or browser clients. Microsoft Teams adding this gallery view does not come as a surprise, as this was the one feature that Zoom still had the advantage with.

This new gallery view will not be a default, instead a user can choose to turn it on once the meeting is active. Teams dynamically rearranges the streams for participants who have a video feed enabled to make best use of the available screen based on the number of participants that have joined the call. You can switch in and out of large gallery view at any time to revert to the “normal” 3 x 3 view where the last nine speakers are shown. Large gallery view is only available when more than 10 participants are in a meeting.

This gallery view isn’t for everyone, but it is yet another feature added to an already great product. If your business has not yet adopted using Microsoft Teams, give us a call today to get started. 2W Tech is a technology service provider and a Microsoft Gold Partner. Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that can better change the way your organization does business.

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