What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams will soon support large gallery view and Together Mode on the web.
- The views are currently only available within the Microsoft Teams app.
- Together mode and large gallery view should roll out in February 2021.
Microsoft Teams will soon support large gallery view and Together Mode on the web in the Edge and Chrome browsers. At the moment, you can use these features on the Microsoft Teams app, but in the near future the option will appear on the web as well. Both views allow you to see dozens of people withing a meeting at once.
Support for large gallery view and Together Mode on the web is outlined in the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab). The dates on the roadmap can always change, as they're just current plans and not dates that Microsoft has firmly committed to.
The large gallery view allows you to see up to 49 people in a 7 x 7 grid. We have a guide on how to enable 49-person view in Microsoft Teams if you want to use the feature within the Microsoft Teams app.
Together Mode places everyone within your meeting into a virtual space, such as a lecture hall. It removes whatever background people have and then replaces it with whatever scene you have. Together Mode recently gained a few scenes, including a coffee shop and a conference room. Microsoft also shared some holiday scenes recently.
Adding support for Together Mode and the large gallery view should make it easier to see everyone at once on devices where people can't or don't want to download the Microsoft Teams app.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
Are they still using WebRTC does anyone know? I'm hoping some of these updates will filter down for us users who have Teams setup in a VDI scenario. Currently the preview version is allowing 2x2
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