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
With all the good things happening around Teams, I think this is a MUST have feature. Its urgent!
Microsoft, please prioritize this.
WORKAROUND for those interested:
Screen 1 : Join your meeting from the desktop application, fullscreen and focus the presentation
Screen 2 : Open teams web application and join the same meeting from there (without sound/mic/video), and focus on presenters video
It's wonky and manual, and probably not a solution that works for non-IT-savvy end-users, but it's what we got til this is fixed ^^'
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.
As a deaf / hard of hearing user, I rely on seeing people’s faces to read lips and facial expressions.
Currently this is impossible when a desktop is being shared, as there is no way to see face videos separately.
This is a huge disappointment and severely hampers my working performance.
My company has disabled subtitles for security reasons and therefor separate video screens is my last hope.
Please make this happen!
Definitely a massive value. I often share comments about the Video / participants split screen option being a real benefit if Microsoft can enable that. often in meetings someone would share the screen and the participants videos are moved to tiny video screens.
The chat Pop-out feature was a massive bonus, and i hope the split screen video would be the next!
Meanwhile my clients are either embracing Google Meet systems or using Zoom. Standards based codecs have had this feature for decades, as do most of Teams competitors. So sad to see this ecosystem founder.
R Little commented
We're big Teams users but will unfortunately be switching to Zoom for our training classes (where you want to see screen share and presenter) until this and other related features implemented.
Zoom has a very good function for this where the user can decide size of camera-views vs. size of shared content.
Really poor that this is not yet a function in Teams.
Please upvote and implement!
Really needed feature, especially now when we are so often on videoconference from home !
This is a must-have feature, for sure!
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
Really needed to have an ASL interpreter on screen at the same time as the presentation
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
Used to have the option to switch between videos and shared content. Now when content is shared, cameras are squashed on the left. Would be great to be able to resize so that videos are bigger.
This is a huge disadvantage for Teams. In Webex, I can easily have the presentation on my big monitor (where I can read it), and the gallery of webcams on my smaller laptop monitor where my camera is. That way when I talk to people, I can look directly at them. With teams, I'm always in profile because I'm looking at the presentation, otherwise I look at the laptop where nothing is. Also with Webex, I can spotlight an individual (make them bigger), and my webcam is the same size as everyone else, instead of being a tiny square at the bottom. Both also Team annoyances!
Eugene Reilly commented
Minimally, would be good to able to resize the video row at the bottom to make it taller and allow the thumbnails to be larger relative to the content.
Eugene Reilly commented
This would be very helpful for video participants that include entire rooms. the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen don't allow you to see who is talking.
Brendan Sparrow commented
This functionality is sorely needed, Zoom and Skype have this functionality and Teams is lagging behind by not having it.