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Microsoft Teams - How to Share Sound from your Computer in a Meeting or Live Event

This document details how to share sound from your computer within a Teams meeting or live event.

Related KBs:

Microsoft Teams - User Guide
Microsoft Teams - Teams Meeting Controls
Microsoft Teams - Sharing Your Screen in a Teams Meeting

Screen Sharing with Computer Audio

If you’re sharing a video or audio clip during a Teams meeting or live event, you’ll want to include sound from your computer.  The following instructions will show you how to do so.   

1. To share sound from your computer, select "Share content" in your meeting controls.

Screenshot of Share Screen Button

2. Select "Include computer sound" towards the top of the Share Screen function to turn it on.

Screenshot of Share Functions on Teams

3. Select Include computer sound in the sharing controls to stop sharing sound.

***NOTE: When you share, all audio from your computer, including notifications, will be included in the meeting.***

***NOTE: You can also choose to include to stop sharing sound after you've begun sharing your screen.***

Editing Volume

***NOTE: If you’re using Windows, other sounds from your device (like notifications and alerts) are reduced in volume when you join a Team meeting. If you’re sharing computer sound, the same setting that quiets other sounds will also quiet the audio you’re trying to share.***

To reset your sound back to normal, find your Sound Control Panel using the search function of your device:

        1. Select the Communications tab.

        2. Select "Do Nothing."

        3. Select "Apply."

        4. Select "OK."

Screenshot of Sound Settings

Keywordsmicrosoft teams, teams, meetings, computer, sounds, share, content, sharing, options   Doc ID106649
OwnerSteve K.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2020-10-14 13:37:47Updated2022-11-14 15:14:06
SitesUW Green Bay
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