Allow ANYBODY to share their screen
Currently we have to use other services such as Google Hangout/Meet or other video conferencing apps to meet with people outside of our company, because MS Teams does not allow screen sharing for anonymous guests. Its a real pain ********** that Teams doesn't have this ability and most other services do. We meet with people outside of our company a lot so we frequently need to abandon MS Teams for these meetings.
At this point, screen sharing is enabled in our desktop client, but not web client. (in general, not just anonymous/guests). Adding browser support is in progress.
Please comment if you are using the desktop app and are still unable to do so.
I will keep you posted once available. Thanks.
Guess whaaaaat!! Free software did it!
It's possible to share the screen using a native Linux client!
THis needs to work like Go To Meeting which requires no installation or plugins (at least not in Chrome)
Paul Mitchell commented
Why do we need to use an extension to get this working under Linux?
How many votes are needed before Microsoft release a Linux client?
Bartosz Radaczyński commented
the extension does work (at least for me on Linux in chrome 72).
New update! Microsoft released an official (but not working) extension to allow Screen Sharing in Chrome browser: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/microsoft-teams-screen-sh/dhheiegalgcabbcobinipgmhepkkeidk
I don't know why to they need to do that as WebRTC already allows this, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
BTW, Teams for Linux has a bug ticket related with screen sharing: https://github.com/IsmaelMartinez/teams-for-linux/issues/19
Please use the getDisplayMedia from WebRTC. Edge already support it, also Chrome since version 72 and Firefox 66 will support it:
BTW, Google Hangouts and Appear.in uses this getDisplayMedia interface to allow screensharing only using the browser.
And also, WebKit/Safari already support it to! (still needs to check a flag)
Kristina Fitzgerald commented
Is this or is this NOT on the road map? I can't seem to find a definitive answer to give my stakeholders about expectations.
Web-client desktop sharing with shared control options, WITHOUT requiring 1. Browser Add-In 2. Browser setting change (ActiveX) 3. Desktop App Installation
Yeah ....... this has been "Working On It" for several years so far ..........
So long that I finally chose a different service that has been working spectacularly the entire time ...... so well in fact that I have all but given up on M$ /SFB-Linux/M$ Team-Linux .......
For those of you that want something that actually works on Windows and Linux, give Zoom a try .... it's been well worth it to me for about 3-4 years now :-)
We have a number of non persistent VDI and session host users that simply cannot use the Teams desktop client (due to its user context install - user%appdata/) and large cache overhead, which would result in huge login teams as profiles are dragged across network. I know that FSLogix O365 containers will help by mounting a VHD per user for cache and profile but this is some way off and does nothing to address the installation issues. We urgently require the web client to provide all the modalities found in the desktop client. In large part the web client is great but not having screen sharing is a major failing. we are having to keep alive an OCS2007R2 environment just to servec this single putrpose across 10,000+ users. When will this key capability be ready (given MS were a year late with meetings with desktop client). Also where is the public info/matrix on feature capabilitiy between different access methods, seems that Teams is not being adequately supported.
Roeland Wiersma commented
Because we work with a workplace, most of our users are using teams in the web client but sharing screen is very important to our IT support. What is the status on this?
This is the key feature that keeps us from global Teams adoption, is there any update on an ETA for this?
Robert Kinahan commented
I agree with allow anybody to share their screen. It means the difference between using TEAMS or not using.
We really need screen sharing in browser to work with clients.
have a lot of Web client users, hence this will be nice if it becomes available please.
Hugh Catterall commented
+1 need screen sharing in browser
I can't agree strongly enough with this. We are almost complete with our move from Skype for Business to Teams and seriously need this functionality urgently. About half of all our calls are to our clients, many of whom cannot install desktop apps.
Could someone please post an update on when we can expect this functionality to be ready?
Microsoft: It's all very well pushing for all companies to use Teams and replace Skype for Business but the product needs to be ready BEFORE you encourage all of us to move products, not afterwards!!!!!
Would we be able to know when this feature would be available? As an organization, we are in the process to migrate our Skype for Business users to Microsoft Teams. If you can let us know any updates so we can plan accordingly, it will be appreciated. Thanks.
Hi, having the same problem in our organisation. When I, as a Dynamics 365 admin user come across issues that need troubleshooting by Microsoft contacts, we are unable to share our screens with each other to facilitate the trouble shooting of the issue.
I click Join meeting, in MS Teams, but am unable to Join - nothing happens.
Video conferencing with the ability to share your screen through a web browser (Firefox, Edge, and i suppose Chrome) is critical. Expecting guests to install an app to screen share is not practical at all. some guests don't have privileges to install apps. And spending time (during the meeting!!) trying to setup the guest with the app is embarrassing and a waste of time. Screen sharing is fundamental in trying to explain something to a group remotely! This one issue seriously cripples the whole point of Teams.
WTF, we just migrated to Office 365 and now find out that screen sharing is not possible in the Teams web client. Guess we have to move back to using Google Meet so that users with Linux can share screen in meetings and customers can join with ease with a link through their web browser with screen sharing support...