How to Share Your Screen During a Teams Meeting

Sharing your screen during a Microsoft Teams meeting is a great way to present information, demonstrate software, or collaborate with your team. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you do it effortlessly.

Step 1: Join or Start a Meeting

  1. Open Microsoft Teams: Launch the Teams app on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Join a Meeting: Click on the meeting link or join through your calendar.
  3. Start a Meeting: If you’re hosting, click on the “Calendar” tab and then “New Meeting” to schedule one or click “Meet Now” to start immediately.

Step 2: Locate the Screen Sharing Button

  1. Meeting Controls: Once you’re in the meeting, move your mouse to reveal the meeting controls at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Share Content Button: Click on the “Share Content” button, represented by an upward arrow inside a rectangle.

Step 3: Choose What to Share

  1. Desktop: Share everything on your screen. This is useful if you need to switch between multiple applications.
  2. Window: Select a specific application window to share. This keeps your audience focused on one particular task or document.
  3. PowerPoint: Share a PowerPoint presentation directly, allowing you to navigate slides within Teams.
  4. Browse: Share files from your computer or cloud storage.

Step 4: Start Sharing

  1. Select Option: Click on the option you want to share (Desktop, Window, PowerPoint).
  2. Begin Sharing: Your screen or content will start sharing immediately with all participants in the meeting.

Step 5: Manage Screen Sharing

  1. Stop Sharing: To stop sharing, click the “Stop Sharing” button, which appears at the top of the screen when sharing.
  2. Switch Content: If you need to switch what you’re sharing, click the “Share Content” button again and choose a different option.

Additional Tips

  • Use Multiple Monitors: If you have multiple monitors, you can choose which one to share.
  • Annotate: Use the annotation tools to draw or highlight on the shared screen for better clarity.
  • Mute Notifications: Turn off or mute notifications to avoid interruptions during your presentation.


Screen sharing in Microsoft Teams is a powerful feature that enhances collaboration and communication. By following these simple steps, you can share your screen confidently and make your meetings more productive. Happy sharing!

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