What is Teams Together mode ?
Together mode is one of the feature of new meeting experience in Teams which is currently rolling-out, that uses AI segmentation technology to digitally place participants in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else in the meeting or class like various characters of MGR sitting in the above picture during 70s. Below is the difference between the normal meeting experience and together mode meeting experience.
Technical Deployment Approach
Make Sure Teams is up-to-date
- In Teams, Click on profile icon > About > Version – Now you can see the current version of MS-Teams as shown below
In case if you wanted to updated MS-Teams, Click on profile icon > Check for updates – Now Teams will automatically check and install required updates
Enabling New Meeting Experience
- In Teams, Click on profile icon > Settings > Put a check mark in “Turn on New Meeting Experience” – as shown in the below picture
How do we ensure New Meeting experience is turned on ?
In Teams Go-to your calendar, Click on Meet Now > if the new meeting experience is enabled, user find the meeting controls at top of the window – below is the pictorial differentiation of New meeting experience & Old Meeting experience.
Testing Together Mode
Microsoft Teams will now segment the faces using AI and bring everyone together. There should be at least need 4 participants from same tenant to enable Together Mode in Microsoft Teams. Together mode stays greyed out until we get the 4th participant joined the call. The gallery view can fit up to 49 users at present.
In addition Dynamic View, Large gallery view, Live reactions, video filters are also features of new meeting experience – please have a look at the previous articles.
How to get the most from together mode
Jason Prabhu, Infrastructure Architecture, India.
Microsoft Certified Trainer | Former Microsoft Engineer | Microsoft Certified Expert – Window Server, Messaging, Office 365, Communication & MS-Teams | Specialized in Window Server, Messaging, Office 365, Lync, Skype for business, MS-Teams, Ribbon, AudioCodes, Crestron and related solutions & tools.