Microsoft Teams' Intelliframe feature: here's what you need to know about it

The IntelliFrame cameras will be able to recognize people's faces automatically.

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Key notes

  • Participants will have to create a face profile by enrolling in a new Teams program designed for that.
  • Plus, remote participants will be able to simultaneously stream multiple perspectives of the meeting, thanks to the Intelligent Camera.
  • These features will come out to Teams in November.
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Remember when Microsoft announced Teams 2.0 will become the default Teams on every device? Well, it seems Microsoft is also bringing another exciting feature to the beloved app. It’s called IntelliFrame. And it will change the way you see people in Teams.

As you might know, Microsoft has developed a lot of new features for Microsoft Teams in the past couple of months. The Redmond-based tech giant has built an AI recap feature for Teams, which will help you get through Teams meetings much faster and more efficiently. And speaking of AI, Teams will use it to give you a clear sound in meetings, as well.

And now, Cloud IntelliFrame is coming to the app, and it’s an exciting feature. It’s basically a tool that focuses on letting you see all the attendees in a clearer, more focused way. The tool also creates small video feeds of in-room participants, and it will render them live as the meeting goes on.

Microsoft believes that this feature will change the experience of seeing people in Teams meetings. How, you might ask? Well, you’ll be able to see the expressions and gestures of the people in the room more easily. And you’re not going to get distracted by backgrounds.

The Redmond-based tech giant believes IntelliFrame will create inclusivity in hybrid meetings as everyone can be seen and heard.

Everything you need to know about IntelliFrame

When is IntelliFrame coming to Microsoft Teams?

Cloud IntelliFrame has already started to roll out in Microsoft Teams Rooms, since August.

You’ll have to own a Windows with a Pro license and the feature can be viewed on Microsoft Teams Desktop (Windows & Mac) with any license. You should know that all Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows with a Pro license will automatically opt-in to Cloud IntelliFrame.intelliframe microsoft teams

Intelligent Camera will be able to recognize people’s faces

Two new entries were added to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, and according to them, the Intelliframe feature on Teams will be used to recognize people’s faces.

Users will need to enroll in a new enrollment process in Teams: it will allow them to create a face profile, which will be used to recognize them instantly with cameras through IntelliFrame.

Their identity will then be revealed to all participants, remote or non-remote.

Users will be able to enroll their face and create a face profile using the new enrollment process in the Teams desktop client. The face profile is used in Teams Rooms meetings where an Intelligent Camera capable of People Recognition is deployed to recognize in-room attendees, and then labels their identity for all meeting participants, both in-room and remote.


Remote participants will also be able to stream various IntelliFrame videos at once, according to the other entry. This means that they will see a panoramic view of the meeting, as well as a central view of the person who’s currently speaking in the meeting. It will allow for a more immersive experience for remote participants.

Remote attendees in a hybrid meeting will be able to view multi-stream IntelliFrame video, panoramic room view, and in-room attendees with speaker recognition (including name labels) in the new Teams desktop client.


Both features will come to Microsoft Teams in November 2023.

Here are the currently supported cameras:

  • AVer CAM520 Pro
  • AVer CAM520 Pro2
  • BRIO 4K Stream Edition
  • EagleEye Cube USB
  • HD Pro Webcam C920
  • Jabra PanaCast
  • Logi Rally Camera
  • Logitech BRIO
  • Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e
  • Logitech MeetUp
  • Logitech Webcam C925e
  • Logitech Webcam C930e
  • Microsoft® LifeCam Studio
  • Polycom EagleEye IV USB Camera
  • PTZ Pro 2
  • PTZ Pro Camera
  • ThinkSmart Cam
  • Yealink UVC30
  • Yealink UVC34
  • Yealink UVC50
  • Yealink UVC80
  • Yealink UVC86

There will be an icon on the top right of the Room video feed indicating that Cloud IntelliFrame is being displayed.

According to Microsoft, people in the Room can disable IntelliFrame by using in-meeting settings on the console. This turns off IntelliFrame and switches back to the standard view of the Room. All online attendees would then see the standard view from the respective Room.

People on Teams Desktop can also toggle IntelliFrame on/off by right-clicking on the Room video tile and selecting ‘Turn off IntelliFrame’. This switches off the IntelliFrame view just on their Teams client.

What do you think about this new feature? Are you excited about it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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