Published July 23, 2021

New Side-by-side and Reporter Presenter modes with desktop and window sharing

Reference ID: MC272447 | Effective: August 16, 2021

MC272447 – This new first of its kind feature release will allow presenters, while sharing a screen in Presenter modes, to be able to present in two new presentation layouts in an immersive experience alongside their content.

This feature is rolling out on Microsoft Teams desktop app for both Windows and Mac.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83371.

When this will happen:

Standard: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in mid-August and expect to complete rollout mid-September.

GCC: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in late September and expect to complete rollout mid-October.

How this will affect your organization:

Currently, when using a Teams desktop app, presenters can connect to the Teams meetings and use Standout presenter mode when sharing screen.

This release will provide the presenter with two new options while screen sharing in the Teams Desktop app:

  1. Side-by-side:
    • When a presenter selects Side-by-side mode, participants will see the presenter’s video feed and content overlaid on a background image.
  2. 2. Reporter mode:
    • In Reporter mode, participants will see the presenter’s video feed superimposed over the background image while having the content over their shoulder, placed diagonally.Side by side mode


      Side by side mode

      Meeting presenters:
    • Can customize the background image before starting the presentation
    • Can easily enable or disable the video feed during the presentation from the sharing bar
      What you need to do to prepare:You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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