Teams webinar recording - show participants in the bottom and not in the sidepanel.

Phillip Lind 20 Reputation points


I am hosting a webinar, and i want the recording to show the participants in the bottom of the screen and not in the side.

Correct way (recording march 22):

Wrong way ( recording march year 23):

As you can see the "video of a person" is also taking a big portion of the picture.

The main problem and what i dont get is:

  • The presenter sees the attendees panel on top
  • The attendes se presenter and other attendes panel below
  • The recording shows the attendes panel **in the side So none of the above makes ny sense because the recording shows a completely different view.....** It looks correct for the viewers who watch it live but for the recording it shows all the participants in the sidepanel.
    My problem with this is that i am editing it afterwards, and i want the fullscreen powerpoint.
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  1. Kael Yao-MSFT 37,486 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Philip Lind,

    Based on my test this should be the expected behavior.

    As in Teams recording it records the Teams meeting window (including the attendees) rather than only the screen you are seeing.

    That is why changing the view to Focus on the content, which is a user-side setting**,** does not affect what contents are recorded.

    Here are also some related Teams Uservoice threads:

    Can we please edit participants view from Recorded Sessions

    Request to provide setting to allow full screen recording without profile picture.

    If you would like to submit your feedback to Microsoft, please consider upvoting or leaving a comment.

    And if it is possible, I would suggest using some third-party recording tools instead to custom the recording area as a workaround.

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