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In July 2020 Microsoft announced a new dynamic view feature for traditional video meetings experience. This feature allows users to have more control over how they experience video meetings. Dynamic view makes uses of AI to optimize shared content and video participants. Users can also change the meeting view based on their needs.
As you can see from the GIF above, video participants will be given prominent space and the audio participants will be listed on the new side panel. Users can also pin certain participants to their meetings view based on their preferences.
Recently Microsoft updated the Office 365 roadmap and confirmed the feature is now targetted for release in March 2021.
The feature will be preceded by new custom meeting layouts, which places participants in virtual settings such as lecture theatres or amphitheatres, which is slated for release in February.