MC235180: Microsoft Teams desktop app for macOS: Include computer sound when sharing

The Microsoft Teams desktop app for macOS will soon allow users to include their computer’s sound when sharing either their desktop or a window on Mac in a meeting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67168 and 67169.

You can now include your computer’s sound when you share a Desktop or Window on Mac. This is great when you are sharing a video and want your audience to hear its audio during the meeting.

MC235180: Microsoft Teams desktop app for macOS: Include computer sound when sharing

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft Teams

When this will happen

  • Rollout for production and GCC tenants begins in mid-May (previously early April) and should be complete in mid-June (previously late April) Complete.
  • Rollout for GCC-High and DoD tenants begins in early July (previously mid-June) and should be complete by early August (previously mid-July).

How this will affect your organization

With this update, Mac users can share audio from their speakers with other meeting participants, such as when they share a video with sound as part of a collective viewing experience.

This feature will be available to all Mac users in your tenant unless you have set the ScreenSharingMode policy to None.

This feature requires a one-time installation of an audio driver. Users will be prompted to install the audio driver when they select Include computer sound from the Share content tray in a meeting. Once installed, users can freely toggle the functionality on or off before or after they start sharing a desktop or window.

This feature requires a one-time installation of an audio driver. Users will be prompted to install the audio driver when they select Include computer sound from the Share content tray in a meeting.

What you need to do to prepare

Please inform your users about this functionality and point them to the user documentation so they are aware of the limitations once documentation is released.

The feature already exists for the Teams desktop app for Windows.

Message ID: MC235180
Published: 20 January 2021
Updated: 30 June 2021