Microsoft Teams makes it easy to share your desktop or mobile device screen in your online meetings. You can even choose between sharing your entire device screen or just a specific app window. Here’s how.
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How to share your screen in Microsoft Teams on desktop
On a Windows PC, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, you can use the Teams web version or app to share your screen in a meeting.
To get started, first, launch Microsoft Teams on your PC and join a meeting.
In the meeting, at the top of the Teams interface, click the Share Content option (up arrow icon).
You’ll see a “Share Content” section to the right of the Teams interface. To share your entire computer screen, in this section, click “Screen”. To share a window of a specific application, click on the “Window” option instead.
If you select the Screen option, Teams will begin presenting the desktop screen in the meeting. You will see a red border around your screen indicating that the screen is being shared.
Noticeable: On Linux, you won’t see the red border around your screen when you share it. You also cannot share a window of a specific application on Linux.
If you choose the “Window” option, select the application window you wish to share.
When you’re done with your meeting and want to stop screen sharing, then at the top of the Teams interface, click “Stop Presenting”.
And that’s it for screen sharing in Teams on the desktop. very useful!
Like Teams, you can too Share your screen in Zoom and Google Meet meetings.
Related: How to share your screen in a Zoom meeting
How to share your screen in Microsoft Teams on mobile
On your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can use the official Teams app to share your phone screen in your online meetings, similar to Share mobile screens in Skype.
To do that, first, launch the Microsoft Teams app on your phone. In the app, join the meeting where you want to display your phone screen.
In the meeting, from the bottom bar of the Teams app, select the three dots.
From the three-dot menu, select Share.
Choose the Screen Share option. To include audio in your screen share, switch to the “Audio” option.
If you’re on Android, you’ll see the “View over other apps” page. Here, find “Teams” and tap on it. Then enable the “Allow viewing via other apps” option.
If you are using an iPhone or iPad, tap on the “Start Streaming” option.
Press the back button to return to the teams screen. There, in the prompt that opens, select “Start Now”.
A red border will appear around your phone’s screen, indicating that your screen is currently being shared. To stop sharing your screen, tap on “Stop Rendering”.
This is how you make it easier to explain different concepts and ideas by sharing your screen with Microsoft Teams!
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