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Large gallery view is coming to Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android

Microsoft Teams Android Install Store
Microsoft Teams Android Install Store (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android will soon support large gallery mode for meetings.
  • Large gallery mode lets you view up to 49 people at once within a Teams meetings.
  • Support for large Gallery view on mobile devices could arrive as soon as June 2021.

Microsoft Teams on the desktop has a large gallery view that lets you view up to 49 people at once within a meeting. Soon, you'll be able to use the same feature in the mobile versions of Teams.

Large gallery view is listed on the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab) as "In development." It could arrive as soon as June, but dates on the roadmap are subject to change. OnMSFT spotted the updated roadmap listing.

Viewing up to 49 people at once doesn't seem like a natural or effective experience for a video call on a mobile phone. It appears that Microsoft is planning around that fact. According to its roadmap listing, the large gallery view on mobile devices will let you swipe through all participants in a meeting. While a larger device like the new iPad Pro might be able to show 49 people at once, even the largest phones couldn't, at least not with any detail.

Here's the complete description of the feature:

To provide a better experience for our Large Gallery for meetings on Teams mobile, we are introducing a mobile-optimized layout that [lets] you swipe through all the participants in a meeting.

Microsoft is also rolling out (opens in new tab) large gallery view and Together Mode to the web version of Teams.

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