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How to share an app window on Microsoft Teams

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Sharing App window on Microsoft Teams

From the Taskbar, you can share an app window directly into a Microsoft Teams meeting or video call in Windows 11. The feature was made so that it would be easier to share content without quickly sharing the whole desktop and so that meetings wouldn’t be interrupted. When you share an app window in Microsoft Teams, you can show your team what you’re working on in real time and work together. The feature is built into Windows 11, and it works with any platform for video conferencing. However, developers must add it to their apps. It only works with the commercial version of Microsoft Teams at the time of writing, not the consumer version (the one built into Windows 11).

Here are other related guides you can read: How to Use a Whiteboard in a Microsoft Teams Meeting, How to Use a Whiteboard in a Microsoft Teams MeetingHow to install Microsoft Teams on a Mac PCHow to uninstall and prevent the installation of Teams in the future on WindowsHow to install and configure Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu, and how new Windows 11 encryption features and security enhancements will help protect hybrid work.

In this Windows 11 guide, we’ll go through how to share an app window on Microsoft Teams.

How to share an app window on Microsoft Teams

The process to share an app window is straightforward on Windows 11, but you must first make sure the feature is enabled.

Enable share an app window

To enable the option to share an app during a Teams meeting, use these steps:

Press the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open Settings and click on Personalization. Then select the Taskbar page on the right side.

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Personalization Settings

Click the Taskbar behaviors and from the drop-down, check the “Share any window from my taskbar” option.

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Taskbar Settings

After you’ve finished the steps, you’ll be able to share the contents of an app during a Teams meeting or call.

Share an app window on Teams

To share an app window with Microsoft Teams, use these steps:

Press the Windows key to open Start menu, search for Microsoft Teams and click the top result under best match.

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Start menu

Go to calendar section and click the Meet now button to start a video call. You can also click on the video icon and start a video call with another person instead of a meeting.

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Microsoft Teams

Click the Join now button.

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Teams meeting

To share any app, click on the Share button you will see the option to share your current screen or other app window, select the Windows option and choose the app to share. Note: The app must be open before you can be able to share it through Microsoft Teams.

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Sharing screen on Microsoft Teams

Click Stop Presenting or hover over the app and click the Stop Sharing button or share another window to stop a particular share.

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Stop sharing Edge browser screen

After you finish the steps, only that app window will be shared during the call. You can even change the size of the window, and the feature will adjust to share only what’s in that app.

Disable share an app window

To disable the ability to share an app window, use these steps:

Press the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open Settings and click on Personalization. Then select the Taskbar page on the right side.

Click the Taskbar behaviors and from the drop-down, uncheck the “Share any window from my taskbar” option.

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After you complete the steps, the option to share a window will no longer be available during a Microsoft Teams call.

Conclusion

I hope you find this post helpful. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below.

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