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Enable screen sharing without audio/video call

Enable an option to start a screen sharing session without starting a an call. This is a common use case in our organization.

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Jens Engelmann shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
completed  ·  AdminAlex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams) responded  · 

UPDATE: I have confirmed with the feature team that this is, in fact, functioning as you expect – you can share your entire desktop or a specific window directly from a private chat session, without starting audio or video. The mute microphone button is enabled so you are able to easily add audio by “unmuting”, but we realize this is causing confusion. We are working on further experience improvements.

Please feel free to respond to if you are still seeing issues.



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  • matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Oh, so this feature is not live yet? The T-bot tells how to share but the button is missing.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My company is phasing out SfB by October so having this feature is a must have. Can't wait to hear the news.

  • Nicolas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Desktop sharing from chat...and remote control too (!), i'm migrating from SfB to Teams right now...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This item is critical. When you live in a hybrid world with regular phones and Teams interacting together and conference rooms with regular phones...this is an absolute must.

  • bob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The screen sharing feature is pretty much the only reason I used Skype for business. Cannot upgrade to Teams until this is available without doing a video call.

  • Jes Rijo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't use this tool because this feature does not exist yet. Please add asap.

  • Jon Ostroushko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks guys. This is a big deal for feature parity that will put us one feature closer to being a able to switch fully to Teams.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ability to mark up the screen to highlight things while sharing screen would be awesome

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah, it is so annoying having to go through and start a meeting to do a quick screen share compared with skype where it is one button.

  • Matt Shafer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would add on here, that you could bring a lot of value for IT admins if you made this UAC enabled. I’d even be willing to pay for add on functionality like that if it meant I could ditch GoToAssist

  • Joe V commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would agree that this could stop my migration from Lync/SfB 2013 to Teams. This is critical to be able to quickly share what an issue is and is used heavily currently by our helpdesk team. This is more important to us that full SharePoint functionality in a tab. Please raise this one up!!

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