Now in Public preview & Targeted release: Introducing zooming controls while viewing screenshare


Users in a Teams call or meeting now see new buttons to zoom in, zoom out, and restore the original size of the incoming screen sharing. This will greatly enhance the experience of users viewing screenshare. (Ability to zoom was previously only available using pinch-to-zoom gesture on a trackpad or other shortcuts.)


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Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview channel.


How to enable

While attending a meeting or call with an incoming screenshare, use buttons to zoom in, zoom out and restore the original size of the screenshare.


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Note 1: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.

Note 2: To be able to use this feature, user needs to be in Public Preview. Other meeting participants are not required to be in Public Preview.


Supported clients and platforms






Google Chrome



Microsoft Edge











Known issues



Known limitations

This feature is currently not available when watermark (applicable for Teams Premium only) is enabled.


Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Allow public preview. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.  
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. Learn how at Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( 


Send us your feedback 

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help Give feedback This is on the bottom left of your client.





Thank you,

Preview Team

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

1 Reply

@Jan_Steberl I've tried to log feedback but Teams is returning a response to say it's a test system and feedback will be ignored.

Since adding the Zoom controls to the desktop interface, Pinch/Zoom has been disabled.

Please can this be restored?