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MC402122: Assign Seats in Together Mode

Updated November 3, 2022: The rollout to Government customers has been delayed. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. This feature has launched for Worldwide customers. Thank you for your patience.

Updated July 26, 2022: We have updated this message to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.

Microsoft Teams users in a meeting will soon have the option to assign seats in Together Mode for all participants in a meeting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83648.

Allow meeting organizers to assign seats to participants in Together Mode.

MC402122: Assign Seats in Together Mode

When this will happen

Production: This feature will rollout beginning in early-September and complete by late September.

GCC: This feature will rollout mid-September and complete in mid-October.

Worldwide: This feature will rollout beginning in early-September and complete by late September.

How this will affect your organization

Once available, while turning on Together Mode or later from scene selection dialog box, Teams meeting organizer will see an option to assign seats to participants.

Meeting organizer can assign seats to meeting invitees and all the participants currently in the meeting by dragging the user to the preferred seat. Once assigned, organizer can apply the newly created layout and everyone in the meeting will see the participants organized by the seating assignment.

What you need to do to prepare

We suggest you notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC402122
Published: 19 July 2022
Updated: 03 November 2022
Platform: Mac, US Instances, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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