Customized meeting view and a complete overview of Teams channels

By applying the following hacks, you can focus on the things that really matter in your Teams meetings and maintain an overview of your Teams channels.
September 28, 2023
3 min

Perfect control of your meetings – Speaker view and zoom function!

When a Teams meeting has a lot of participants, Speaker view helps you restore calm. Simply switch to Speaker view – it couldn’t be easier. Or if the split screen is too small, you can zoom in and out – without any impact on anybody else. This means you can keep an eye on all the details.

In Teams channels, too, you are always in control! You can also use the clear context menu directly in the channel to add members and manage the channel.

Speaker view

During a meeting, switch to the Speaker view option in the view menu. This ensures you always have a large, clear view of the key speakers.

Zoom in / zoom out

During a meeting, you can use the + and - buttons at the bottom left edge of the split screen to zoom in and out. Only your view will be affected.

Managing and maintaining an overview of Teams channels

Open channel information in the top right corner. Here, you will find an overview of the channel. You can also add members directly and manage the channel.

Make sure your meeting notes are always at hand. Meeting notes, which you can take down directly during a meeting, give you access to information before, during and after a meeting. Our Guide of the Month explains how to use meeting notes and how you can allocate follow-up tasks directly in the meeting.


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