Video screen size when sharing screen
When video chatting and sharing your screen, the video window is very small and you can't resize it.
When you are in an active meeting and have video and screen sharing enable:
1. Able to resize video preview
2. Able to use multiple monitors with video on one and screen share on the other.
3. Able to move the video around the screen freely.
4. Overlay video on full screen screenshare.
5. Able to freely resize your split screen with video and screenshare.
This feature remains on the backlog at this point. We will update when we have more details to share.
This would be a very helpful feature.
As someone with a 32" monitor, having the teams video in the bottom right corner is awkward during screen sharing as my camera is mounted on top of my monitor and I'm looking at the bottom right corner of my screen to see incoming video of meeting participants.
Tamara Birch-Olason commented
For me switching to Teams from Webex, this is the most significant functionality that was in Webex, but is missing in Teams. Specifically the ability to move the the video window and seamlessly use dual monitors to position either screen sharing or video to optimize video engagement. Resizing comes into play here as well.
Any update on this issue?
Tim Stauffer commented
glad to see this request. As a matter of fact, I just wrote to our IT department today asking if this was possible within our newly deployed Teams environment. since virtual meetings are becoming the new norm, and in order to have extremely effective meetings with full participation and avoiding talking over people, having one monitor dedicated to the video and another monitor dedicated to the meeting content is vital.
S Gehle commented
Give an option to UNDOCK VIDEO FEEDS when viewing or presenting / screen sharing so multiple monitors can be utilized.
“Able to use multiple monitors with video on one and screen share on the other” - yes please!
We had this on Skype for Business so I'm surprised it's not already implemented in Teams. Not being able to pop out video during meetings is a huge step backwards.
Posting my support too. I know there is a lot you are trying to implement, but this is a deal breaker for adopting Teams video chats more. This is one feature that would make a huge difference immediately to users. We have to continue to use Zoom for screen sharing since folks can actually see the content in that app's implementation of screen sharing/screen sizing.
Mrs. KEOWN commented
When I am presenting and sharing my screen with my deaf students, they can't see me signing to them with the share screen turned on. There needs to be a lecture view or something so they can see me signing my information and I can see them sign their responses.
One possible solution is to use OBS or a similar program to set up your screen to show your webcam and desktop or other windows, and share that on Teams using share desktop. I'm experimenting with this at the moment as I'm teaching guitar over Teams and need students to see me clearly plus music notation.
Emma Barnes commented
When I am sharing a screen using Microsoft Teams I would also like my face/video to still be visible to everyone else. is there a way for this to happen?
This is really important for accessibility for deaf users who need visuals to lipread as captions aren't always accurate. This is even more important for sign language users who need to be able to position the interpreter in their eyeline and ensure that they are always visible.
Kyle Dixon commented
Chat pop-out released but it doesn't work with video. We want to see full-screen video on one screen and use Teams at the same time.
Jennifer Reichart commented
We've had to switch to GoToMeeting instead of Teams. I've told my manager. (We used to use Skype-For-Business for our screenshares, which was part of our office365 package [previously Linc.] and that had been fine.) With the move to Teams, we can't work properly now. That's why I've switched services.
Moshe Taieb commented
When I have two display I would like to see the people in one screen and the share content in other screen.
I agree with the OP, this needs improving urgently.
Given the COVID-19 situation video meetings are becoming increasingly frequent. People will migrate to using other systems if the shared screen / camera image is not re-sizable.
Melissa Bell commented
This feature is needed for accessibility. When sharing a screen, the video becomes too small to see the person using sign language to communicate. Please expedite this request.
Andy L commented
Participants also need to be able to maximise the shared screen content. Currently teams leaves a lot of dead space and shared content is often too small.