The New PowerPoint Presenter View for Microsoft Teams

Last updated on January 21st, 2021

Presenter View has long been a handy feature in PowerPoint which allows the presenter to access handy tools while presenting slides. As Microsoft Teams has become one of the most widely used remote meeting applications, Microsoft has now introduced PowerPoint Presenter View for Microsoft Teams. With the new features, you can present your PowerPoint presentations with better navigation and slide management features.

What is PowerPoint Presenter View in Teams?

Presenter View automatically opens once you open a PowerPoint file in Microsoft Teams via the share tray. This allows you to view the slide you are on and navigate through your presentation. This interface is visible only to the presenter. In case you hand over control to another user, the individual starts viewing the presentation in Presenter View, whereas you are switched back to the normal view.

PowerPoint slides in Microsoft Teams

How to Use Presenter View in Teams

The older version of Presenter View (as shown below) came with a number of limitations. Whereas the new edition of PowerPoint Presenter View comes with some handy features.

Presenter View options in Teams

Before we discuss the new features of Presenter View, you can get a complete overview regarding how to use Presenter View in Teams from the video below.

The New Presenter View in Teams

The new Presenter View launched in January 2021 comes with even better options. Some of these include a more unified interface, where you can view all your chats right from within Presenter View. Presenters can now view their notes and a thumbnail strip for their slides, making it easier to stay on top of their presentation.

Presenter View in Microsoft Teams

The following video discusses the updates to the new PowerPoint Presenter View.
The Presenter View for Teams is currently available for Mac and Windows 10. This means that people using older versions of the Windows OS, Android and iOS users or people using a browser to use Teams cannot currently use Presenter View. However, if you’re a Windows 10 or Mac user, you can make use of the new features to make the most out of your presentations during remote meetings.

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