Enable Remote control for external contacts(Guests) when you share your screen
Right now, if you have a Meeting with someone that is not part of your Tenant, you only can share your screen to present what are you seeing at your screen; but if you want that the guest could take remote control of your screen this cannot be performed.
Please enable remote control for external contacts (Guest) in order to use Teams instead of Join.me or Teamviewer
In the desktop client, guests are able to take remote control of your screen. Currently, Guest control via the web browser is on the backlog.
Almost one year on and still nothing from Microsoft.
This feature has worked, but Microsoft is changing Teams too often without fully testing their new releases.
It's very important to allow a Guest to be given control of the shared screen.
Highly frustrating that Microsoft earns BIG BUCKS from Office Products, but continually fails to fix the faults.
Our organisation has just subscribed all 210 of our users to Zoom because Teams lacks this specific feature. As an MS advocate, I thought I'd provide this feedback.
When it comes to electronic signatures, this feature is a must so clients are not forced into creating an account.
Prasanth Kumar commented
We have encountered a few issues where the guests if using teams without sign-in cannot click on anything on desktop, though they have an option to request/give control. It works fine only if the user sign in to teams with either corporate ID or personal ID. Is there any recent changes, looks like it was working before
Rajesh Venkataraman commented
Please let us know when this feature would be avaialble.
It is a necessary feature for us to swtich from gotomeeting to Teams.
Please let us know when the browser option will be released
how we can sign up for Free Teams . I have tried when i checked personal it directed to skype. Only org redirected to Teams....
I have verified that guests using the free version of the client can request control. Note that in addition to setting the policies, you need to go to the user in Teams and verify their Policy for Meetings is set to one that allows the external participant to request control.
This is such an important feature to have access to! With online interviews mostly all that happens now, this is crucial!
Neil Counsell commented
>>> Currently, Guest control via the web browser is on the backlog.
This is an important feature and was available in Skype for Business. Other products have this feature. It needs to be introduced soon for Teams for it to be seriously considered for our firm. We cannot expect our partner firms or important customers to take out a yearly subscription perhaps because of only one meeting for a project.
Obviously if the product was free for all users, then we would not have a problem, but we are commercial users ...
Please try and raise the profile of this problem / Topic
We need the option to request remote control of our guest users computer that are using the web browser.
We need to ability to allow remote control to external contacts via the web client as installing the Teams client is not an option.
Still not working! All policies are set right in the teams admin center but the "request control" button is greyed out as an exernal user - tested in the 32- and 64-bit teams application version!
Help Center commented
Still waiting for this feature to allow guests outside of the org to become presenters. Other platforms allow it.
Please add this essential to the browser.
Alv Skjellet commented
Same here as many mentions, all options are set correctly in Teams Admin, but still are the option with "Request Control" grayed out. Microsoft? Any comments....?
Mike S commented
What options need to be allowed to make this work? I have enabled "Allow an external participant to give or request control" on Teams Admin>Meetings>Meeting policies>Content sharing, however a guest still cannot 'Request control' of my shared screen as the option is grayed out.
Bryan A commented
Using the browser for guest control is crucial for us as well. Our users are not able to install the app. Using the desktop client it also did not work for us.
Eddy Veldboer commented
Please make it possible for guests to allow remote control of their screen to the organizer of the meeting. This would reduce the need for 3rd party apps like log-me-in and Teamviewer etc.
We're having the same issue. Everyone is using the Desktop Client, but the option is disabled and greyed out. Everything has been enabled correctly in the admin center.
"In the desktop client, guests are able to take remote control of your screen. Currently, Guest control via the web browser is on the backlog."
It doesn't work either with the desktop client! Guests cannot take control. Only members of your TEAM can.
If not solved, TEAMS is a useless product.