How to share your screen in Microsoft Teams

Arif Bacchus

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During a meeting in Microsoft Teams, you might want to share your screen with a coworker. This could be useful as it’ll help them see content on the program or app you have open and are discussing. If you want to share your screen in Teams, it is quite easy and in this guide, we’ll show you how you can do it.

Share your screen in Microsoft Teams

To get started with screen sharing in Teams, you’ll want to move your mouse to the bottom-middle corner of the screen and choose the chat control options. Keep in mind, you’ll only see screen sharing if you’re on Mac OS or Windows 10, as the feature isn’t currently supported on Linux.

Anyway, from there, you’ll notice an icon with a square box and an arrow. It’s the third icon from the left. Click it, as this is the Share icon to start your screen sharing session. You’ll then get a prompt, and you can choose either one of your screens or desktops or a window or program to share. Choose the one that you need. You also can share your system audio if needed, to play a video or audio clip as part of a presentation. You can do this by ticking the include system audio option.

How to share your screen in Microsoft Teams

Please be aware that during screen sharing, your entire screen will be visible, and the shared area will have a red outline to it. To be safe, you might just want to choose the option to share a program only, as, in this situation, people in the call will only see the program of your choice. Everything else over the program will show up as a gray box. Once you finish sharing, you can end by clicking the Stop Sharing icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

For added productivity during your Teams meeting, you’ll also notice an option for Microsoft Whiteboard. This will let you and your coworkers share a space to take notes or drawings during a meeting. It’s very cool, especially since everyone can collaborate at once.

Do you share your screen often in Microsoft Teams? How do you typically collaborate with your coworkers in Teams? Let us know in the comments below, and keep it tuned to OnMSFT for all your Microsoft Teams news and information.