Use multiple monitors in team calls, split content (monitor A) and webcam (monitor B)
I have a meeting room with two monitors. I would like to be able to use both monitors in a call. For example when we are called by the product owner, I would like to split the video:
1. On monitor A: The powerpoint presentation
2. On monitor B: The presenters webcam
Now this is not possible. Only one monitor can be used. The presentation will be in full screen. The presenter in a small square at the button.
This functionality is present in Skype for business. Why isn't this integrated in MS teams?
Stephen Kavanagh commented
Yes, in Education this is particularly challenging and driving people to Zoom.
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 ^^'
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.
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!
Brendan Sparrow commented
This functionality is sorely needed, Zoom and Skype have this functionality and Teams is lagging behind by not having it.
Jean-Philippe Martin commented
We have a hearing impaired college here which would really benefit of this functionnality. He has to see the screen I share and at the same time read on my lips to see what I'm saying.
Would be very useful to have presentation fullscreen on external monitor, while retaining video conference on laptop screen, where webcam is.
This is really a disadvantage for Teams vs. Zoom, and I don't think Microsoft realizes it. I design professional/commercial/higher ed/military AV and VTC systems, and there really is no way to give the customers what they are asking for in multi-display systems.
Not every system or use scenario is just a single monitor on the wall!
This indeed would be great, especially when in sales and counterpart is presenting something! Please MS, make this available :)
Ugur Atalay commented
That would be awesome!
Andreas Cruel commented
Would be a very usefull functionality. Same function for presenter and participants. Please implement.
Thomas Vogelbacher commented
please add feature
please add this feature to teams
please add this into Teams
There are dozens of separate UserVoice requests for this (each worded differently). If they were combined, you'd see this this is one of the most requested features.
IT Tech commented
Please add this feature. We are looking to deploy a 3 monitor room system and would love to have 3 separate feeds (3 video, 2 video and 1 presentation, etc.)
Critical missing feature, particularly while so many must work from home and are on video calls many times per day collaborating with colleagues. Also, this is available on almost all of the video chat competition, notably Zoom.
Essential function. The Layout should be flexible. 2 Screens / undock Webcam / Webcam picture top/ Bottom...
I would love to be able to dissociate the PPT presentation on 1 screen, and see all participants on the other screen (not just the presenter).
This is possible when you are the presenter, but not when a simple participant.
The band of all participants being stuck at the bottom of the screen is a pain: it takes room on a small laptop screen.
Would like to have the possibility to "detach" the participants views, the same way than in Zoom or Webex
Sarah C commented
desperate for this feature!!