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  • Writer's pictureJoe Bonomo

Quick Tip: Microsoft Teams Viewing Modes

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

Note: Microsoft Teams interface constantly changes. This post was originally written in 2021 so your experience may differ.


Ever been in a Teams meeting where the content was a bit too small when someone shared their screen? Wouldn't it be nice if there was an alternative viewing mode to make it full screen? There is an option for this!

Problem

As many of us continue to work remotely in this new normal, Microsoft Teams is being used more than ever. This includes voice and video conferencing, but, maybe even more important, content sharing.

Sometimes though, the content being shared is too small. Whether attributed by the monitor/resolution of the person sharing, or the person consuming, spending time adjusting screen size to accommodate all in the meeting is a waste of time. Luckily, there is a solution.

Solution

When in a Teams meeting, click on the ellipses in the upper right. Here you will find two viewing modes, Focus and Full Screen.

  1. Focus focuses on the current presenter's screen, removing the bottom row of other meeting attendees

  2. Full Screen makes the teams meeting full screen

Additionally, there is a hidden viewing mode. You can zoom in on the content if you hold down the CTRL key and "scroll" in and out...similar to zooming in and out on a webpage by holding down CTRL.

Try these out next time you're in a meeting sharing content.

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