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May 20, 2021

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(Updated) Multiple Spotlights coming to Teams meetings

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From Microsoft Corporation
Technical Bulletin MC246221

Message Summary

Updated April 22, 2021: We have updated the message to include the mobile client and additional images for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

This release of Multiple spotlights in Teams meetings will allow organizers and presenters to spotlight up to 7 participants simultaneously for everyone to see during meetings and will roll out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, Mobile and on the Web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80425

When this will happen

This feature will rollout from early May (previously mid-April) through mid-May (previously end of April).

How this will affect your organization

Users, when they are the meeting presenters or organizers, can now spotlight more participants in Team meetings than ever before. The spotlighting of selected participants will be maintained on their videos or avatars for everyone to see until turned off by the presenter or organizer.

Presenters/organizers can now:

  • Start spotlight on multiple participants by accessing their context menu from the participant roster or from the stage
  • Stop individual spotlights or stop all spotlights in bulk from the roster
  • Spotlight a maximum of 7 participants simultaneously in a meeting

Two meeting attendees being spotlighted by the presenter.

Spotlight select individuals


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Spotlight mobile
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What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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