M365 Changelog: (Updated) Automatically view up to 49 videos (7×7) in Teams meeting

MC424898 – Updated November 3, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams Meetings currently supports a maximum of 9 videos (3×3) on the screen by default (in Gallery view). For seeing more than 9 videos, user needs to manually select the ‘Large Gallery’ view. With this update, users will be able to automatically see up to 49 videos (7×7) on their screen by default without an explicit action. However, Large Gallery view will still continue to exist as an option. 

The actual number of videos seen by a user in Gallery will depend on:

  • hardware/device capabilities
  • internet bandwidth
  • whether content is popped out in a separate window or not. 

Please note: This enhancement will be supported on devices that meet hardware requirements (CPU, memory etc.). Detailed information regarding hardware requirements will be shared by Sep 22, 2022 (before GA release).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86435.

When this will happen:

Public preview: Will begin rolling out early September.

Worldwide & GCC: Will begin rolling out in late September and complete in mid-December (previously early October).

How this will affect your organization:

No explicit user action is needed to enable or use this feature.  

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What you need to do to prepare:

You may update your user documentation to inform users about this change.