Microsoft Teams - How to Identify who has their camera turned on

Linda McQuary 26 Reputation points
2022-08-20T15:34:07.067+00:00

We ask that all our Teams Meeting participants turn on their camera, the group size varies. Other than using Large Gallery or Together Mode, is there a quick way to identify which participants have their camera on/off? It would be helpful for the participant list to include a camera icon next to the microphone icon with a similar indication (slash) of on/off. Thank you!

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  1. risolis 8,701 Reputation points
    2022-08-21T02:03:13.727+00:00

    Hello @Linda McQuary

    Thank you for your post.

    I do appreciate the statement given before which is a really great detail but I would like to provide a small observation about it.

    If the members that are participating on the Teams meeting, they can be either work members/non-working member as well as students and so on....

    If they belong to your company, I would say that their PC's or Laptop are under the IT department management but if they do not belong to your company or the computer was not given from the work place or study place, I would think of a privacy compliance issue.

    For instance, there are computers that have Camera locker.. So, someone can allow the camera on the meeting but if they do not unlock this locker feature you will not see the person on video or you will see only a virtual background.

    There are settings that you can manually configure on your local PC that will ask permission first or you can set it up to allow it for any specific app and among others.

    You might want to take a look at it below:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-camera-microphone-and-privacy-a83257bc-e990-d54a-d212-b5e41beba857

    Finally, remember that someone can either use Microsoft Team app or the Web app version as well and you need to set up permission for the same.

    I hope this was useful for your concern.

    Cheers,

    Please "Accept the answer" if the information helped you. This will help us and others in the community as well.


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  1. Dillon Silzer 54,291 Reputation points
    2022-08-21T05:12:47.133+00:00

    Hi @Linda McQuary

    Unfortunately at this time, there is no way to see this as this functionality does not exist.

    I think that what you stated is a great idea. I did check Microsoft Feedback and someone else had the camera icon idea (https://feedbackportal.microsoft.com/feedback/idea/fcf5735a-ad18-ed11-a81b-6045bd7d68ae) as well.

    It would help if you went to the Microsoft Feedback link and upvoted it to get the idea some attention.

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    If this is helpful please accept answer.


  2. Deepak Kulaskar 0 Reputation points
    2024-03-14T07:49:20.53+00:00

    Dear Linda,

    I have a query on this.

    If there are 50 participants in the meeting, and when asked to switch on their cameras, only 36 switched on. It's a manual process to identify those 14 without cameras.

    Is there any process automatic feature for identifying those 14. Zoom it was easy.

    Please revert with a solution.

    Thanks Deepak

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