Windows 11 and Teams share app window featureSource: Windows Central

Windows 11 has a feature that lets you share an app window directly into a Microsoft Teams meeting or video call from the Taskbar. The feature has been designed to make it easier to share content without sharing the entire desktop quickly and prevent interrupting the workflow while in a meeting.

The feature is part of Windows 11, and it works with any video conferencing platform, but it's up to the developer to implement it on their applications. At the time of this writing, it only works with the commercial version of Microsoft Teams, not the consumer version (the one built into Windows 11).

In this Windows 11 guide, we will walk through the steps to share an app window on Microsoft Teams.

How to share an app window on Microsoft Teams

The process to share an app window is straightforward on Windows 11, but you must first make sure the feature is enabled.

Enable share an app window

To enable the option to share an app during a Teams meeting, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click the Taskbar page on the right side.

    Open Taskbar settingsSource: Windows Central

  4. Click the Taskbar behaviors section to open the settings.
  5. Check the Share any window from my taskbar option.

    Share any window from my taskbar enabledSource: Windows Central

After you complete the steps, the option to share the contents of an application will become available during a Teams meeting or call.

Share an app window on Teams

To share an app window with Microsoft Teams, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click on Teams.
  3. Select the team and click the Meet now button to start a video call.

    Start Microsoft Teams meetingSource: Windows Central

    Quick note: You can also click on Calls and start a video call with another person instead of a meeting.

  4. Click the Join now button.
  5. Open the application to share in the meeting.
  6. Hover over the app and click the Share this window button.

    Share this windowSource: Windows Central

  7. Click the Share button to confirm.

    Green Share button in TaskbarSource: Windows Central

  8. (Optional) Hover over the app and click the Stop Sharing button or share another window to stop a particular share.

    Taskbar Stop Sharing optionSource: Windows Central

Once you complete the steps, only that app window will be shared in the call. You can even resize the window, and the feature will adapt to share only the contents of that application.

If you are presenting a PowerPoint slideshow in full-screen mode, you can move the mouse to the bottom of the screen to access the options to share another window or stop sharing of the current window.

Disable share an app window

To disable the ability to share an app window, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click the Taskbar page on the right side.

    Open Taskbar settingsSource: Windows Central

  4. Click the Taskbar behaviors section to open the settings.
  5. Clear the Share any window from my taskbar option.

    Share any window from my taskbar disabledSource: Windows Central

After you complete the steps, the option to share a window will no longer be available during a Microsoft Teams call.

More Windows resources

For more helpful articles, coverage, and answers to common questions about Windows 10 and Windows 11, visit the following resources: