Microsoft Teams is getting a new update that should give users a faster way to switch between different meeting views. The new View Switcher feature is currently available in public preview on the Windows and macOS desktop apps.
The Redmond giant first unveiled the View Switcher experience at its Ignite 2021 conference back in March. The "View Switcher" menu brings together all the Teams meeting views in one place. It lets users quickly choose between Gallery, Together mode, Focus, Large gallery, Gallery at top, as well as Full-screen options. Previously, users had to access all these options by clicking the ellipsis (. . .) option in the navigation menu.
To use this feature, you will need to click on the dedicated “View Switcher” icon available in the top left corner of the meeting window. From there, choose your desired meeting view from the list of options. However, keep in mind that the Focus mode option will only be accessible when another user shares content or screen.
The new View Switcher feature should be helpful for those who frequently switch between different views during a meeting. In case you missed it, Microsoft Teams has also added a new quoted replies feature that lets users reply to specific chat messages.