Share and present content from Skype Meetings App (Skype for Business Web App)

You can show your entire desktop or just a program to everyone in a Skype Meeting, call, or instant messaging (IM) conversation.

Keep in mind that you need to be a presenter in a Skype Meeting to share your screen. If the option is grayed out or you see a message that says "Sharing controls are disabled by policy," ask one of the presenters to give you presenter access.

Share your screen or a program

  • Share Screen when you need to switch between multiple programs, or work on files from different programs.

  • Share Programs when you need to present specific programs or files and don’t want people to see anything else on your computer.

  1. Click the Share button at the bottom of the meeting window.

    Click the Share button

  2. Click Share Screen to share your desktop view or click Share Program to share a specific program on your computer.

    Important:  When sharing your desktop, everyone in the meeting can see your programs, files, and notifications. If you have confidential information or files that you don’t want people to see, close them or use Share Program instead.

    To share one or more programs or files, click Share Program, and then select a program or press Ctrl + program to choose more than one.

  3. On the sharing toolbar, at the top of the screen, use any of these options:

    Click Stop Presenting when you are done sharing your screen.

    Click Give Control to share control of your desktop or program with the participants

    Click the pin to hide the toolbar and have more space. To un-hide the toolbar, move your mouse to the top of the screen. When the sharing toolbar appears, use any of the controls you need or click the pin again to keep the toolbar visible.

If you want a meeting attendee to share their screen, give them presenter access, so they can use the controls.

Share your desktop or a program

  • Present Desktop when you need to switch between multiple programs, or work on files from different programs.

  • Present Programs when you need to present specific programs or files and don’t want people to see anything else on your computer.

  1. At the bottom of the conversation window, point to the presentation (monitor) icon.

  2. On the Present tab, do one of the following:

    To share the content on your desktop, click Desktop.

    Important:  When sharing your desktop, everyone in the meeting can see your programs, files, and notifications. If you have confidential information or files that you don’t want people to see, close them or use Present Programs instead.

    To share one or more programs or files, click Program, and then select the specific program(s) or file(s).

  3. On the sharing toolbar, on top of the screen, use any of these options:

    Click Stop Presenting when you are done sharing your screen.

    Click Give Control to share control of your desktop or program with the participants

    Click the pin to hide the toolbar and have more space. To un-hide the toolbar, move your mouse to the top of the screen. When the sharing toolbar appears, use any of the controls you need or click the pin again to keep the toolbar visible.

If you want a meeting attendee to share their screen, give them presenter access, so they can use the controls.

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