Microsoft Teams will soon help you not get distracted by your own face

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams will soon allow people to hide their own video feeds during meetings.
  • The feature could roll out as soon as January 2022, but that is not a firm release date.
  • Other participants within a meeting will still be able to see the hidden video feed if a person's camera is enabled.

Microsoft Teams shows the video feed of a participant in the bottom right corner of the screen during meetings and calls. This is a useful feature for checking that a camera is set up correctly, but it can also be a distraction. Soon, Microsoft Teams will allow people to hide their own video during a meeting.

The feature is currently set to arrive this month, but that date is subject to change. The Microsoft 365 roadmap outlines the feature:

Currently, the user's video is displayed at the bottom right corner of the meeting screen. This feature allows users to hide their own video during a meeting. This will help reduce distractions during the call while still having your video available for other participants.

When enabled, this feature will hide a person's video from their own view while continuing to show the feed to other meeting participants.

For those that would like to see themselves more during a Teams call rather than less, Microsoft is working on the option for a user to pin their own video feed during meetings. That choice is also set to come out this month, though it could be bumped back to a later date.

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