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Skype for Business (Windows) - Share your screen in Skype for Business

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

Keep in mind that you need to be a presenter in a Skype for Business meeting to share your screen. If the option is grayed out, ask one of the presenters to give you presenter access. 

  • 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. 

Share your screen or program
  1. At the bottom of the conversation window, click the Present (monitor) button. 

  2. Choose one of the following: 

    • To share the content on your desktop; click Present Desktop.
      Note: 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 Present Programs, and then select the specific program or file. 

  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. 

      Note: While you are presenting, your Skype for Business status changes the Presenting, and you won't receive instant messages or calls. You can change this setting in the Status options window. 
If you want a meeting attendee to share their screen, give them presenter access, so they can use the controls. If they don't use Skype for Business, they can still use Skype for Business Web App to present. 

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:skype for business share your computer screen windows   Doc ID:74180
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-06-20 11:56 MDTUpdated:2018-05-18 10:24 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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