Share Your Screen: Microsoft is planning to integrate Microsoft Teams into Windows 11 in the near future. Microsoft has begun testing a feature in Windows 11 that will allow Teams users to hover over open windows on the taskbar and share the content of those windows on a Microsoft Teams conversation. On Windows 11, it will make screen sharing easier for Teams and other collaboration apps.
Instead of the built-in consumer version of Teams in Windows 11, Microsoft is testing this first with Microsoft Teams for business or school. “This implies that not everyone will see this with their Team calls immediately soon,” explains Amanda Langowski, Microsoft’s Windows Insider program manager. “We’re working on bringing this to Microsoft Teams Chat (Microsoft Teams for Home) later.”
ZOOM, SLACK, AND OTHERS WILL BE ABLE TO ADD THIS INTEGRATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION.
It’s also worth noting that this won’t be confined to Microsoft Teams. Langowski says that “other communications applications can also add this feature to their applications.” “You can only share your current meeting call if you have the ability to do so.”
This means that apps like Slack or Zoom may incorporate this feature into their apps, making it much easier for Windows 11 users to share what’s on their screen during video calls. It’s unclear when Microsoft will release this feature in Windows 11, but given the timeframe of testing, it’s expected to arrive around early 2022.
Microsoft is also only testing it with a small group of Windows Insiders, so just because you have the Dev Channel releases of Windows 11 installed doesn’t mean you’ll be able to test it.