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👥 Same Room setting for Hybrid Calls

Many teams are moving to a hybrid future, which means increasingly, we have group conversations with some teammates in-person and some remote. (For an in-depth look at the future of hybrid, especially multiplayer apps and presence, see Rajiv's recent piece on Future: Hybrid Anxiety and Hybrid Optimism.)

Same Room Setting

Selecting 'We're in the same room' prevents audio feedback on hybrid calls (i.e. when some participants are in-person and some are remote). For example, if Vivy selects "Same room" with Cyrus, then Vivy and Cyrus will not hear each others' audio, but other participants will hear them.

We suggest wearing headphones when in the same physical room. Tandem will remember this setting for the rest of the day.

You can also join a meeting in Same Room mode by right-clicking on a meeting participant.

In addition, Tandem may infer you're in-person (if you're on the same WiFi), and will show a suggestion prompt.