How To Get Gallery View On Microsoft Teams On Chromebook

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Being a Chromebook user, I empathize with the frustration of lacking specific features on certain platforms. A highly requested feature by many Chromebook users is the gallery view on Microsoft Teams. This feature enables you to view multiple participants simultaneously during a video call, greatly improving the collaborative aspect. In this article, I will provide a step-by-step guide on how to obtain gallery view on Microsoft Teams for your Chromebook.

Step 1: Install the Microsoft Teams Android App

Since Chrome OS supports Android apps, the first step is to install the Microsoft Teams app from the Google Play Store. Open the Play Store on your Chromebook and search for “Microsoft Teams.” Install the app and wait for the installation to complete.

Step 2: Sign in to Microsoft Teams

Once the app is installed, launch it from your app launcher or search for it in the search bar. Sign in with your Microsoft account or your work/school account, depending on how you use Teams. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free.

Step 3: Join or Start a Meeting

To access the gallery view, you need to join or start a meeting. Click on the “Calendar” tab at the bottom of the app and select a scheduled meeting to join. If you want to start a new meeting, click on the “Meetings” tab and hit the “New Meeting” button. Fill in the necessary details and click on “Join Now” or “Start Meeting.”

Step 4: Enable Gallery View

Once you are in a meeting, you may notice that by default, Teams on Chromebook only shows the active speaker in full screen. To enable the gallery view, click on the ellipsis (…) icon at the top right corner of the meeting window. From the drop-down menu, select “Gallery View.”

Step 5: Customize Gallery View Options

Teams also allows you to customize your gallery view experience. Click on the “More Actions” button (represented by three dots) located at the top right corner of the meeting window, next to the “Gallery View” option. From here, you can choose how many participants you want to see at once and adjust the size of the video tiles.


Getting gallery view on Microsoft Teams is possible on your Chromebook by following these simple steps. It may not be available natively within the web version of Teams, but the Android app provides a workaround. With gallery view, you can now have a more collaborative and engaging video calling experience on your Chromebook without any limitations. Enjoy connecting with your colleagues, friends, and family in a whole new way!