Hi, Microsoft 365 Insiders! We are excited to share that you can experience more natural, immersive sound in meetings thanks to spatial audio now available in Teams Public Preview.
Spatial audio in Teams meetings
Spatial audio brings a next-generation immersive soundscape to Teams meetings when using either a wired stereo headset or built-in stereo speakers. It spatializes the voices of attendees across the visual meeting stage in the Gallery view. This helps make conversations more natural, increasing the sense of audio presence, and making the conversation easier to follow when multiple people are speaking together.
How it works
You can turn spatial audio in three ways:
- Before joining a meeting, select either your wired stereo headset or built-in stereo speakers on the meeting pre-join screen, and then turn on the Spatial audio toggle in the Device settings pane.
- During the meeting, select More > Settings > Device settings, and then select a wired stereo headset or built-in stereo speakers under Speakers in the Device settings pane and turn on the Spatial audio toggle.
- Anytime, select Settings and more > Settings > Devices, and then turn on the Spatial audio toggle.
- Spatial audio is currently enabled only in Gallery view, so you can experience sound spatialized across the meeting stage. You will get the best spatial effect with three or more attendees in the meeting.
- Wireless devices are currently not supported.
To be able to use this feature, users need to be members of the Teams Public Preview, and use Windows or macOS Teams client. Other users are not required to be members of the Teams Public Preview.
To enable your Teams client for the Public Preview, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Show preview features. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams.
- If the Follow Office Preview option is selected, it will automatically enable Teams Public Preview features for any user enrolled in Office Current Channel (Preview). There are no more actions required by the end user.
- If the Enabled option is selected, the end user must also opt in to Teams public preview in their Teams app to get access to Teams Public Preview features.
- If the Forced option is selected, it will automatically enable Teams Public Preview for the end user. There are no more actions required by the end user.
We want to hear from you! Please click Help > Give feedback to send us your thoughts about this feature. This is located in the bottom left corner of your Teams client.