Microsoft Teams meeting create/update/get just got new attributes in GA to control attendee experience
The Microsoft Graph REST APIs that let developers create new Microsoft Teams meetings (as well as GET existing meetings and update meetings via POST requests) have just been updated with new attributes to control the attendee experience of those meetings.
These new properties are now part of the onlineMeeting resource type which is passed to the Create/Update methods and returned from the Get methods. They have previously only been on the /beta endpoint, now they are in GA.
The new properties which can now be set and read are:
- allowAttendeeToEnableCamera – Indicates whether attendees can turn on their camera in the meeting
- allowAttendeeToEnableMic – Indicates whether attendees can turn on their microphone in the meeting
- allowMeetingChat – Specifies the mode of meeting chat
- allowTeamworkReactions – Indicates whether Teams reactions are enabled for the meeting
They are all booleans apart from allowMeetingChat, which is actually of type meetingChatMode – which can be one of “enabled”, “disabled” or “limited”. “limited” chat means chat is enabled but only for the duration of the meeting call.
These new properties have been in beta since around April/May [ref] and it’s great to see them promoted to GA – meaning that they can now be used in production environments and thus included by developers in solutions where more granular control is needed over the meeting creation experience.