Microsoft Teams new in-meeting share UI now available on Windows, macOS

Microsoft Teams share UI

Microsoft has been testing a new in-meeting share experience
for Teams on Windows 10 and macOS. The feature was first
previewed in January and Microsoft started tested it with some
users in April, and the new in-meeting share interface is now
available for everyone.

The revised in-meeting sharing experience has been designed for
desktops only and it will allow users to quickly access their
screen sharing options from the top menu. The new share tray,
which has been relocated to the top menu, lets you share
everything you could in the old share tray.

The difference is the user interface has been tweaked for
better accessibility and Microsoft has also streamlined the
options so users can easily find the content they need to
share. As you can see in the below screenshot, this new
in-meeting share interface opens in a flyout and it still has
all the old options to share screen.

Microsoft Teams new share tray

For example, users can now easily share their screen, window,
content of Whiteboard and PowerPoint.

  • Screen: This option lets you share your entire screen.
    Unlike the old Share Tray, if you’ve two monitors, you’ll see
    them listed in the new Share Tray.
  • Window: You can select the option to see a list of all the
    Windows you have open and select one of the windows to start
    sharing.
  • PowerPoint Live (rolling out): This lets you share a
    PowerPoint file.
  • There’s also a new option that lets you quickly Include
    Computer Sound.
  • FreeHand by InVision: You can use this option to share
    InVision’s content with participants.

In some cases, users may notice a delay when accessing a few
items in the share tray. This can happen due to latency where
items will take a few seconds to load. Microsoft previously
confirmed that it’s trying to improve load times and a future
update will address the latency issues.

In addition,
Microsoft Teams for macOS is set to get support for noise-based
cancellation and new presentation experience in the coming
weeks. New features are also planned for Teams on Android and
iOS.

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