January 7, 2021

New Teams Meeting Experience with Large Gallery and Together Mode


Sometimes, in Teams meeting, there’s a possibility that a large number of people joined the meeting with a camera turned on. At that time, it’s difficult to see everyone’s face on the width of a screen. So, what are options or alternatives? Let’s discuss this during this article! We will be discussing two new options which recently launched – “Together Mode” and “Large Gallery”. 


First, we need to enable New Meeting Experience for Teams.
  1. From the upper right corner of Teams, click on your profile icon.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. From “General” make sure “Turn on new meeting experience (New meetings and calls will open in separate windows. Requires restarting Teams.)” option is enabled.
  4. Restart your Microsoft Teams.

With the new Microsoft Teams experience, now we have the following options available for Microsoft Teams experience. 
  • Gallery
  • Large Gallery (Preview)
  • Together Mode (Preview)

Gallery View:

This is the default view when anyone in Teams joins a call. In Gallery view, we can see 9 feeds at a time on the screen. Please see the below screenshot.

Large Gallery:

If the participant feed is 10 or more, this option is available for you. With a large Gallery, we can see the 49 participants at once. 

Together Mode:

  • Instead of seeing all the meeting participants in a square size of blocks, “Together Mode” provides a virtual space where we can see all team members together. This provides the same feel of face to face meeting experience. Recently due to the COVID pandemic, we celebrated our virtual Diwali on Teams. Here, you can see the experience looks awesome! 
  • We need at least 5 participants to activate “Together Mode”. With “Together Mode” we can see a Maximum of 49 people on a feed. 


This is how we can utilize the “Together Mode” and “Large Gallery” options for a better team meeting experience. 

If you have any questions you can reach out our SharePoint Consulting team here.

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