Published March 11, 2021

Microsoft Teams: Mobile optimized network data usage

Reference ID: MC244059

MC244059 – This feature update will allow users to select an option to reduce the bandwidth used in video calls and meetings. In a user’s call Settings on iOS and Android they can now select if they’d like to reduce the data used in the following circumstances:

  • Never – default
  • Cellular
  • Always

This message is not associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70786.

When this will happen

This will begin rolling out and be complete by mid-March.

How this will affect your organization

With this feature enabled, we will deliver the best quality experience for the given meeting complexity (number of video participants, variety of bandwidth conditions, multiple modalities, etc.) limited to 500 kbps on average.

This is a user facing setting only but you might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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