Published February 19, 2021

Teams desktop app for Mac: Include computer sound in a meeting

Reference ID: MC235180

MC235180 – Updated February 18, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Microsoft Teams desktop app for MacOS will soon allow users include their computer’s sound when sharing either their desktop or a window in a meeting.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67168 and 67169.

When this will happen

  • Rollout for production and GCC tenants begins in late March (previously late January) and should be complete in early April (previously February).
  • Rollout for GCCH and DoD tenants begins in late April (previously mid-February) and should be complete by early May (previously late February).

How this will affect your organization

With this update, Mac users can share audio from their speakers with other meeting participants, such as when they share a video with sound as part of a collective viewing experience.

This feature will be available to all Mac users in your tenant unless you have set the ScreenSharingMode policy to None

This feature requires a one-time installation of an audio driver. Users will be prompted to install the audio driver when they select Include computer sound from the Share content tray in a meeting. Once installed, users can freely toggle the functionality on or off before or after they start sharing a desktop or window.

What you need to do to prepare

Please inform your users about this functionality and point them to the user documentation so they are aware of the limitations once documentation is released.

The feature already exists for the Teams desktop app for Windows.

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