Hey there, fellow Teams users! Today, I want to share with you a nifty little trick that I recently discovered to increase the number of screens on Microsoft Teams. As we all know, Teams has become an essential tool for remote collaboration, whether it’s for work, school, or staying connected with friends and family. However, the default layout in Teams only allows you to view a limited number of screens at once. But fear not, because I’m here to show you how to expand that limit and make your Teams experience even better!
Step 1: Update Your Teams Desktop App
Before we dive into the details, make sure that you’re using the latest version of the Teams desktop app. Microsoft frequently releases updates with new features and improvements, so it’s always a good idea to keep your app up to date. If you’re not sure which version you have, you can check for updates by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner of Teams, then selecting “Check for updates” from the dropdown menu.
Step 2: Enable Multi-Window Meetings
Now, let’s get to the good stuff! To increase the number of screens in Teams, we’ll need to enable the multi-window meetings feature. This feature allows you to open multiple meeting windows simultaneously, each displaying a different participant’s video feed.
- Start by opening the Teams desktop app and signing in.
- Join a meeting or start a new one.
- In the meeting window, click on the “…” (more options) button in the top right corner.
- From the dropdown menu, select “Pop out meeting” to open the meeting in a separate window.
- Repeat this process for each participant you want to display in a separate window.
By following these steps, you can open multiple meeting windows side by side, allowing you to see more participants at once. This is especially useful for larger meetings or when you need to focus on specific individuals.
Step 3: Arrange Your Meeting Windows
With the multi-window meetings enabled, you can now arrange your meeting windows to suit your preferences. You can resize and position each window as needed, allowing you to create a customized layout that works best for you.
For example, if you have a dual monitor setup, you can drag and drop the meeting windows onto separate screens. This way, you can have one screen dedicated to the main meeting and another screen for additional participant windows. Alternatively, you can arrange the windows on a single screen by resizing them and positioning them side by side or in a grid.
And there you have it! By following these simple steps, you can increase the number of screens on Microsoft Teams and create a more immersive and efficient collaboration experience. Whether you’re attending a large meeting, hosting a virtual event, or just catching up with friends and family, having the ability to view multiple screens simultaneously can make a world of difference.
Remember, though, that having too many screens can be overwhelming, so use this feature wisely. Find a layout that suits your needs without causing distraction. Now go ahead and give it a try in your next Teams meeting, and let me know in the comments how it worked for you!