Sharing Your Screen Through Skype for Business


Did you know that you can share your entire desktop or a program to people in a Skype for a Business meeting, call or chat conversation?

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.
  • To share programs or files, click Present Programs, and then select the specific program(s) or file(s).


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 unhide 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.

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.

**There are couple of things to keep in mind when using Skype for Business to share screens:

  • You will 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.
  • 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.
  • While you are presenting, your Skype for Business status changes to Presenting and you won’t receive instant messages or calls. You can change this setting in the Status options window.

To view more about this issue, including a short video, please check out the Microsoft Office Support Site.