How To Share Audio In Teams? A Step-By-Step Guide

How To Share Audio In Teams? A Step-By-Step Guide


With online communication, it is crucial to be able to share resources remotely. Take, for example, screen sharing. It vastly improves collaboration, communication, and education. You can share your computer screen in real-time, making presentations, troubleshooting, and remote work a breeze. It helps you “show”, rather than just “tell”.

But wait, there's more! The benefits of screen sharing can be further improved if clients and colleagues can also hear what you're hearing on your computer. Sharing audio takes collaboration to the next level, especially during video chats. It creates a more engaging experience for everyone involved.

If you are using Teams to share your screen but are facing trouble sharing the audio, this article will show you how to share a video in Teams with audio.

How to share audio in Teams meetings using your desktop?


Here's how to share a video in teams with audio from your Windows PC:

  • Click on the share screen button in your meeting controls
  • Look for the toggle at the top left of your sharing options and switch it ON to Include computer sound.
Toggle switch for sharing computer sound
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This way, all audio from your computer, including notifications, will be included in the meeting.Remember, for this to work, Teams and your computer need to use the same speaker. Adjust your computer's audio output in your system settings and Teams' audio output in your device settings within Teams.


If you're using a Mac and want to include computer audio in a Teams meeting for the first time, you'll need to install a driver.

  • Follow the simple wizard and tap Install or Update. The installation only takes about 10 seconds.
How to share audio in teams
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  • Once the driver is installed, you'll see a notification at the top of your meeting controls. 
  • If the driver fails to install, try pausing or playing your video content to start sharing sound, or toggle the Include computer sound switch on the top left of your sharing options again.

You have the flexibility to include or stop including sound even after you've started sharing your screen by selecting Include computer sound in the sharing controls at the top of the window. Tap it once to start sharing sound, and tap it again to stop. 

Button to turn sound sharing on and off
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This feature gives you full control over your audio-sharing preferences during your presentation or meeting.

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How to share audio in Teams using your mobile device?

Here's how to share a video in teams with audio:

  • Click on the More Options icon in your meeting controls
  • Select Share from the list of options.
  • Turn on the switch next to Audio, and then select Share screen.
How to share Audio in Teams using your mobile device?
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That's it! Everyone in the meeting will now hear the audio from your device, and you'll get a notification on your screen confirming it.

Keep in mind that this feature is only available on devices running Android 10 or iOS 13 and higher.

How to share audio in Teams from a web browser?

  • Click on Share Tray, then choose Screen, window, or tab to open the screen-sharing selection window.
  • If sharing a tab, select the Share Tab audio checkbox to share the audio from that tab only.
  • If you're sharing the entire screen, select the Share system audio checkbox to share all audio from your computer.
Image showing the "Choose what to share" screen with "Share system audio" box checked.
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Remember, when you share tab audio, only the audio from that tab is shared, not from the rest of your computer. If you want to stop sharing sound from your tab or computer, simply select Stop Screen sharing.

Troubleshooting tips

Poor audio quality

If you're experiencing issues like lagging or cutting out of sound, there may be a lot of applications running on your computer. Closing these applications can help improve the audio quality.

Low volume

On Windows, other sounds on your device, like notifications, are automatically reduced in volume when you join a Teams meeting. While this is usually helpful for focusing on the meeting, it can also affect the audio volume you're sharing.To fix this: 

  • Head to your system's sound settings and look for the Sound Control Panel.
  • Select Communications, and then choose the Do Nothing option. 
  • Apply the changes, and your shared audio should be clearly audible to others.
The Communications tab of the Sound Control Panel has four ways for Windows to handle sounds when you’re using your PC for calls or meetings. "Do nothing" is selected.
Source: MS Office | Support

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By sharing system audio, you can make your Teams meetings more interactive. Plus, having transcripts of your meetings helps you revisit important points whenever you need them.

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Get more out of your Teams meeting using AI
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