Participants join meeting with video off instead of on

I want my participants to automatically join meetings with their video ON.
I have a Group setting turned on and locked:
Participants video. Start meetings with participant video on.
I have also checked the specific meetings settings and it says:
Video Participant on.
But still it doesn’t work. When the participants join - their cameras are always off.
I am sure it worked several weeks ago.
Did smth change?
How do I fix it?

Anyone? Please help…

Hey @mshparber,

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Please due note that as an end user I can set the default off when joining meetings which will override your setting due to privacy.