Microsoft Teams Increases Meeting Participants to 98 Users

Microsoft Teams Increases Meeting Participants to 98 Users

A new Microsoft Teams update has increased the number of participants in a meeting to 98, double the previous amount.

Microsoft Teams is receiving a new Large Gallery view for meetings. With this new tool, users can see 98 participants in gallery view on a 7×7 grid setup. The new feature is available in the new public preview update for Microsoft 365 customers.

Large Gallery view has been available in Microsoft Teams since last year, allowing up to 49 participants on a screen at the same time. The new preview version allows users to increase participants in a single view to 98.

“When you choose Large Gallery view, and if there are more than 49 videos, navigation controls < and > would appear below the Large Gallery and you can use these controls to view or engage with more video participants,” Microsoft says.

Elsewhere, Microsoft Teams now has a pagination experience open by default on the public preview on Mac and Windows. Users can tap into this feature through the navigation controls on the Large Gallery view in a meeting.

Furthermore, Microsoft Teams meetings now also support chat bubbles. This makes it easier to see chats thanks to floating links directly into a chat.


Build 2021

Some of these features were announced back at Microsoft Build in May. Perhaps the biggest piece of news was the launch of Collaborative apps on Microsoft Teams/Microsoft 365. Microsoft says the current shift to a hybrid work environment of on-premises and remote collaboration means a new class of applications is needed. These apps must embrace collaboration at their core and on a single layer.

Microsoft calls them Collaborative Apps, and they will be available for all Teams users.


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