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.
Thank you for your continued feedback, we have not forgotten about this ask. We have a feature on the backlog for popping out content, so you will be able to see one screen with the video gallery and one screen with the shared content. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
For the separate feature ask for full screen option, please upvote and comment at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/41277121
For split screen camera and desktop, please upvote and comment at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/37118773
Keith Miller commented
The latest UI update sent this SO FAR in the wrong direction. Now you can no longer toggle back to the full video view nor can you see more than 8 people's video at once.
Please make this usable for our users before they bail to Zoom.
the only alternative would be to switch to ZOOM where you have all the flexibility to set up the call to your needs....
Guilherme Taffarel Bergamin commented
I came up with a workaround for fullscreen recently:
When you get to a meeting, instead of using the desktop app, use the web app in a browser that allows you to detach video from the page in a new window (or has an extension that does that). In my case, I do it with Yandex Browser. It is a Chromium based browser forked from Opera. I'm not sure if Opera also has that, but it is possible.
Here are some screenshots of how it works. It is fully resizable and movable as well
I used to use two devices when I shared my screen. I mean:
1st device for the screen sharing
2nd device for checking videos of participants
However, after the update recently, the shared screen of the 1st device is shown too big on the 2nd device and I can't check the videos of participants on the 2nd device anymore.
It's really a bad update. I could make the videos of participants bigger on the 2nd device and check their reactions before this update, but now the shared screen of the 1st device is fixed in the middle of the 2nd device and the videos of participants are shown soo small.
Please put it back like before....it's so annoying to use ms-teams now.
Logan Marshall commented
I hope you’re having a nice day!
I very much hope that that backlog item will include setting cropped share zone for content?
One of the big reasons Is for Ultra Wide and super Ultra Wide monitors.
When people share content the receiving viewers of the content cannot see it because it’s too small.
can you please let me know if this item is in scope or there’s a different backlog item for this? If not please let me know and I will create a user voice.
thank you kindly
You're asking us to upvote other UserVoice suggestions? But I thought MS was dropping UserVoice:
Being able to see peoples faces at all times in a meeting, of limited size of course, is very important in my opinion. I would like to popout the camera view and the share view separately as one of the biggest use cases isn't merely following along with whatever is shared on the screen but pausing and having a lot of discussing, brainstorming, etc. around it. It cannot be understated how much humans communicate with their facial expressions, not being able to see each other in anything more than small thumbnails really hampers that.
Andrés A Muñoz commented
Microsoft developers seems never seen a partner code console presentation
full screen is terrible for other than pretty pie charts
Please, do something
Ryan O'Connor commented
Hi, would this allow us to full-screen popped out screen sharing windows? We are looking for a long-term communication tool like teams which would allow us to view shared screens at 1:1 pixel ratio assuming we can match the resolution of the stream source.
there are multiple uservoice entries for this feature using differnt wording...
Gabe Al-Ghalith commented
Added my +1 for the true full screen mode (still not available in April 2021). Ability to have 1:1 screen content sharing without blank space is essential. Even a small zoom-out causes blur due to the resizing. It is not conducive to text and pixel-level sharing. Or any sharing, period.
I have multiple monitors, and I want to use one of the screens to see and interact with my Teams colleagues while presenting with other screens. I use powerpoint to present fullscreen and share that screen, i use another screen to read my notes, and I use the third screen for Teams. I set this all up, but as soon as Teams is instructed to share my powerpoint screen, Teams disappears and i have to hunt around for it to bring it back to the screen I had it on.Very annoying! When I bring it back, it has been changed to a reduced size mode and i then need to expand it to see my colleagues again. Everytime i present, i have to do this multi-step process to counteract some pretty bad assumptions about how multi-monitored people present using Teams.
all we want is a full-screen option when sharing content and when sharing just the video feed
Marlon Mecabo commented
This is a must! and I believe one of the reasons to keep using S4B, where you can easily pop out the video and use 1 screen for content and the other for video.
Andreas Preuss Ritterfeldt commented
Please place the gallery view when a screen is shared at the top and not the bottom of the screen (or make it configurable) as webcams are almost exclusively placed above and not below the screen - this would improve the sense of eye contact not to mention the impression that people are looking at their keyboard when actually looking at the people they are talking to...
Jill (University of Brighton) commented
allow attendees at meeting to choose how much space a shared presentation occupies on their screen, so that they can see other attendees in larger windows, if desired.
Bob E commented
It's like you want to drive our users to Zoom. Please have a real Full Screen without the attendees at the bottom and menu bar at the top. Look how long this has been a request. You can do it if you use the browser version. How hard can it be. When you move the mouse / click, show the menu, otherwise auto-hide. This is a deal breaker for meetings we have.
The video and user icons show up on top of the bottom right corner of screen share in the mobile Teams app. This overlaps and obscures the slides. There is no option to reposition or remove these windows.
Please add a true full screen functionality back into Microsoft teams. This would be a very big help!
Proper full screen by default please for video/screensharing, and smaller borders everywhere in general please