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Use in-meeting controls for immersive spaces in Microsoft Teams

Now that you’re in a meeting, explore the immersive space to see what controls are available and interact with other participants. To the left of your view, you'll notice the system menu with Settings and Feedback. The app bar in the middle will give you options for Seating Overview, Space Settings, and Reactions. The Profile button in the lower-right corner is where you can customize your avatars.

In-meeting controls for the immersive spaces in Teams.

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Adjust settings

Seating options

Change environment

Social games and activities

Raise your hand and other reactions

Your profile

Teams gallery and stage

Participant interactions

Give feedback

Adjust settings

Change theme colors, controls, and more for your immersive space. Select Settings  Settings button to set your preferences for your space.

Adjust settings for the immersive space

Seating options

View seating map

Mesh includes seating to help you spot where others are seated. Select a seat directly on the map without having to move up to a seat near the table or select Leave seat.

Seating map inside immersive space

Change seating

To select new seating arrangements within the immersive space, select Space Settings > Seating settings on the app bar.

Note: Seating arrangements are available for the Oasis – Small and Oasis – Large environments.

Change seating arrangement

Change the environment

Choose from several environments using Environment settingsLakehouse will be selected by default. 

Change environment

Note: Both the environment and seating arrangements will persist with the immersive space. If you leave the immersive space and come back later, the environment and seating arrangement will remain the same.

Social games and activities

The Lakehouse environment now comes with the following interactive elements:

Musical spheres: Select the spheres to play musical sounds.

Musical spheres interactive element in immersive spaces.

Radio to turn on/off music: Turn on the radio to play music in the immersive space.

the radio interactive element in immersive spaces.

Icebreaker spheres: Select the spheres with a friend for conversation starters. An example would be: “What is your favorite outdoor activity?”

the icebreaker spheres interactive element in immersive space.

Bean bag toss: Throwing game—win by getting the most bags into the hole. Here's what to do:

  • Left mouse click on a bean bag to pick it up with your hand.

  • Once you click on a bean bag, you'll go into aim mode:

    • Move the mouse cursor around to aim where you want to throw.

    • Press the Space bar on your keyboard to drop the bean bag.

  • Left mouse click to throw the bean bag.

The bean bag toss game in immersive space.

Marshmallow roasting: Socialize and recreate the experience of gathering around the campfire. Here's what to do:

  • Left click on the marshmallow stick with your mouse to pick it up.

  • To roast the marshmallow, simply walk up to the firepit so the marshmallow is over the fire.

  • Press the Space bar on your keyboard to drop the marshmallow.

The mash mallow roasting game in immersive spaces.

Raise your hand and other reactions

In an immersive space, there are a few ways to react. From the immersive space, use the Reactions  Teams emoji icon for chat menu in the app bar to animate your avatar with the corresponding body gestures.

From a Teams meeting, select Raise raise hand icon and React  Teams emoji icon for chat from the meeting controls to share your reactions with other Teams meeting participants. These reactions will not animate your avatar in the immersive space.

In the immersive space

Controls in the immersive space.

In a Teams meeting

Controls in a Teams meeting.

Your profile

Profile in the lower-right corner of the app bar lets you access your personal details and avatar customization options.

Select Customize to fine tune your Avatar’s appearance while in an immersive space.

Customizing your avatars.

To learn more, see Customize your avatar in Microsoft Teams.

Participant interactions

See a participant’s contact card

Each immersive spaces participant has a name tag displayed above their avatar.

Screenshot showing name tags displayed above avatars

Name tags light up when the participant is speaking. They can also include a VR icon if the participant joined from a Quest device and indicate the mute/unmute state of the participant.

Screenshot showing where to select the contact card above an avatar

Select the contact card icon shown above to reveal the full contact card of the participant:

Screenshot of the contact card showing full information about the avatar

See who’s attending the Teams meeting in the immersive space

Teams meeting participants who join an immersive space will have a 3D tag next to their names in the Teams meeting view. 

For Teams meeting participants, there is a 3D tag showing people who are in the immersive space.

Give feedback

Have a question, problem, or suggestion? Here are two ways to submit feedback: 

Provide feedback from inside immersive spaces 

  1. Select the system menu button at the bottom left of the screen.

  2. Select Feedback.

Provide feedback from the Teams menu

  1. Select Settings and more  Microsoft Teams more options icon in the upper right corner of Teams.

  2. Select Help Help question mark button> Give feedback.

  3. In the Give feedback dialog box, follow the instructions to enter details about your issue.

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Join a meeting as an avatar in Microsoft Teams 

Get started with immersive spaces in Microsoft Teams 

Troubleshooting for immersive spaces

Customize your avatar in Microsoft Teams 

Immersive spaces in Mesh

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