Microsoft Teams is taking on its competitors by launching a new speaker view. The new feature highlights the active speaker in video calls, allowing users to have a more focused and dynamic video conferencing experience.
As video conferencing has become a staple of our daily lives, companies have been adding new features to stay ahead of the game. Microsoft Teams aims to retain its users by introducing this new speaker view.
Dynamically Adapting Speaker View
As detailed in the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the speaker view highlights the active speaker while still displaying the rest of the participants in the meeting. The speaker view will dynamically adapt to whoever is speaking, similar to other video conferencing platforms. End-users will have the ability to toggle between this view and other screen layouts using the view switcher.
This new feature is set to be available for web and desktop instances first, indicating that Microsoft Teams is prioritizing the large screen format for a more immersive video conferencing experience. Mobile devices may soon receive the update for those who prefer working on the go. The general availability for this feature is set for March 2023.
For those considering switching to a platform such as Google Meet for its speaker view, you may want to hold off a few more weeks as Microsoft Teams rolls out this new and improved feature.
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