Disable all participant video with a single click

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Hi Blue Jeans. So I see how the moderator has the ability to mute all participants with a single click. However I have to individually disable participants' video feed. Is there a plan to add the Disable all video as the moderator?
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Posted 1 year ago

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Hi kforan,

Having moderator mute all videos with one click is not in the feature pipeline. What would be the scenario where you would want to use such a feature?

Mike
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Hi Mike, Thanks for getting back to me. 
So the main scenario is a daily meeting where remote indiviuals join throughout the meeting. I have had some frustation in having to scroll to find the person who has joined with their camera enabled. Looking for a workaround. 
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Thanks for the reply, Kforan. Appreciate the use case. Will pass this along to the product team.

Using the "pinning" feature might be a solution for you. It "fixes" only the designated speaker to always be shown as the main speaker - the video from others causing noise would not commandeer the main speaker spot. See https://support.bluejeans.com/knowledge/pinning-lecturer for instructions. 

Also as the moderator, you could push which video layout you wanted others to see. For instance, if you only wanted the "pinned" speaker to be seen (and not show the thumbnails of the five most recent speakers, you can push the "active speaker" layout). See https://support.bluejeans.com/knowledge/layout-options for details.

Hope this helps,

Mike
I'd add my hope that such a feature be added. I often have calls with colleagues in Congo and elsewhere in Africa, where bandwidth comes at a premium. Despite my best efforts, participants often have their video on, making the connection tough for everyone. I can disable their video for a moment but they can always put it back on.
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Thank you for your feedback! I've added your name to the list of users requesting this feature.

Best regards,

Erin - BlueJeans Support 
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I would add my name to the list requesting a feature to address this issue. In particular, I would suggest that you provide a feature to disable by default all attendees video as they join the room. You have a similar feature for audio. Please add this for video too.
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John Mitchell

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I would add my name to the list requesting a feature to address this issue. In particular, I would suggest that you provide a feature to disable by default all attendees video as they join the room. You have a similar feature for audio. Please add this for video too.