Microsoft Teams: Share Multiple Screens in a Meeting

The feature of Microsoft Teams is said to allow people to share the whole screen in a conference/meeting. A remote control function is included in the screen sharing feature. The machine that shares its screen enables meeting members to view and monitor the system.
The role of remote control allows sharing screens efficiently but has restrictions in Microsoft teams. Many displays cannot be shared at once. Through sharing the entire screen and switching among them, you can share several screens, but manually switching between several displays would be needed.

Microsoft Teams: Share multiple screens

There are three ways of sharing Microsoft teams’ multiple screens. All of these various approaches depend on how simple and the constraints they are to use.

Manually switch between screens

Users can switch between different screens when they are presenting in a Microsoft Teams meeting manually.

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Proceed to the Teams tab.
  3. Choose a channel and start a meeting.
  4. Select the Share screen button.
  5. Select a screen to share.
  6. To turn to another display, quit sharing.
  7. Select the share screen button again.
  8. Choose the other screen.

Switch between virtual desktops

You can share several displays using virtual desktops. First, you’ll have to set up your applications before you start sharing. Each app you choose to share will have to be set to display on a specific screen.

On Windows 10

  1. Begin the Microsoft Teams meeting and share the screen.
  2. Use the Win+Ctrl+left/right arrow keys to shift desktops or use swipe gestures.

On macOS

  1. Start a Microsoft Teams meeting.
  2. Share the screen.
  3. Use the three-finger swipe gesture to change between virtual desktops and full-screen apps.

Set up Multiple Screens with OBS

If you want to connect several screens and switch between them without ending screen sharing, you would need to use OBS. You’re going to have to set up an OBS Scene where all of your screens appear side by side.

  1. Open OBS, add a new scene.
  2. Click the plus button under the Sources column and choose Display Capture.
  3. Select your first screen and add it.
  4. Click the plus button under the Sources column again and select Display Capture.
  5. Select the second screen.
  6. Right-click each screen from the Sources column and go to Transform > Flip Horizontal.
  7. Download and install the OBS VirtualCam plugin from here.
  8. Restart OBS.
  9. In OBS, go to Tools > Virtual Cam.
  10. Click Start.
  11. Open Microsoft Teams.
  12. Start a meeting and click the cogwheel icon next to the camera switch.
  13. Open the Camera Dropdown and select OBS Camera.
  14. Start the meeting.
  15. To switch between a screen, go to OBS and click the eye icon next to a screen to ‘hide’ it.
  16. Click the eye icon next to the screen you want to show.

Conclusion

Many teleconferencing tools do not allow multiple screen sharing. Microsoft Teams intended to incorporate the functionality, but like all of its planned features, multiple screen sharing remains in the process.

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