Sharing a screen in a chat without a call/meeting

Teams got a new feature out today! You can start a screen sharing directly in a chat (1:1 or group chat) without making a call first. 

There is a new screen sharing button that can be found in chat. Then you choose what you want to share with others.

It is good to note a few things

  • you can’t activate a audio or video call if you are sharing a screen
  • you can’t share a screen in one session and participate in another call at the same time
  • If you are in a call and you start a screen sharing in another chat: the current call goes to hold
You cannot activate video or audio call if you are using screen sharings

Basically a screen sharing in a chat is a call/meeting with limited features

One thought on “Sharing a screen in a chat without a call/meeting

  1. will this be enhanced to allow an in progress meeting to NOT be placed on hold while screensharing in a separate chat without a voice call? This is a bit of a hindrance when trying to be productive.


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