Enable screen sharing without audio/video call
Enable an option to start a screen sharing session without starting a an audio.video call. This is a common use case in our organization.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are still seeing issues.
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This needs to not be on the backlog. This single feature is preventing thousands of companies from adopting Teams. It needs to be escalated fast.
Leo Slegt commented
We do need to be able to let guest users share their screen with us. This is our most wanted feature for Teams. Now we have to switch to a concurrent product for this.
Mark Trednick commented
Screen sharing is the first thing I tried when test driving Teams. Not a great OBE, but other features have hooked me on Teams. Looking forward to a simple screen share.
We love Teams, but we need screen sharing, so we have to keep using Skype for Business.
How does forcing users to keep using Skype fit with Microsoft's objective to replace Skype with Teams. The workaround that others have suggested may be fine for individual users, but it is not an acceptable arrangement for a business.
This feature request should not be on the 'Backlog', that is crazy.
Jonas Björkander commented
Agree - need that now!
Greg J commented
yes need this function. sharing screens without being on a call is something we do frequently
this is a huge painpoint .... please add this functionality!
Peter McDermott commented
This this a major complaint for users and hampering adoption of Teams over SfB
It should be in "ON THE BACKLOG" HIGH PRIORITY
This one item is required for us to use Teams and would cause me to pull the entire usage. Please add this. I love Teams otherwise.
This is the number one complaint, how hard could this be to implement?
Paul Day commented
Feature parity with WebEx
We just started our Teams roll out across our organization. Day 1 adoption meeting saw this exact question being raised by our first team's business manager. We are reliant on screen sharing in Skype and having to "work around" this by starting a voice call and muting it, is not an acceptable option. Please post an update soon.
This is a non issue - with such an easy workaround available no one should be complaining... (Just start an audio-only call, mute if needed, and click the share screen button! Super easy. Let the devs focus on important stuff :) )
We need to have screen share capability with Teams. Come on MSFT... get this rolling. Please.
Why is this in the back burner when it's such a crucial tool for a lot of businesses?
Waiting for this ... this is one of the few items, where I have to look for lync/skype for business.
Scott Francis commented
Please bring this out of back-log. We have a couple of influential operations teams who sit in Skype for Business P-Chat with people sharing their screen, all day, as part of their business processes. They are refusing to move to Teams if they can't share screen without audio. We need to move them off of Lync Server 2013 and Teams would be a great fit if it weren't for the screen sharing requiring audio. Because of the decision to keep this on the backlog, they are considering to look at non-Microsoft options. Their concern will be escalated to / heard by senior leadership decision makers. If you want to kill Teams in our environment, leaving this on backlog is one way to do it.
Perry Willis commented
Waiting for this so we can move to TEAM from SfB. Looking forward to this feature.