Save Bandwidth in Teams by Turning Off Incoming Video

MicrosoftI’ve had a few broadband issues in recent months and have ended up working over a hotspot on my work mobile; for most things this works very well, but it is with Microsoft Teams that I did have some problems when in meetings with audio stuttering and screen sharing lagging.

It is easy enough to turn off your own camera to save some bandwidth, but I’ve only fairly recently become aware that you can also turn off incoming video. when you do this it will not effect the sound or shared content (like their desktop).

To turn off incoming video, click the View button on the action bar and then click More options » Turn off incoming video:

Turn off incoming video

With both incoming and outgoing video turned off, problems with stuttering or lag should be reduced, if not eliminated.

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