Now in public preview: Cameo in PowerPoint Live in Teams



With Cameo in PowerPoint Live, users will be able to integrate the presenter’s Teams camera feed into PowerPoint presentation and customize how and where they want to appear on slides.

Cameo supports all personalization properties like any other Office graphical object such as those offered by Pictures, Gifs and Shapes. This includes layering Cameo between content, adding motion effects such as morph, changing styles and shapes.


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Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview channel.

How to enable

To test the Cameo feature with Teams, you will need a presentation containing a Cameo placeholder. To prepare this PowerPoint presentation yourself, you will need the Office Insider version of PowerPoint.

To present PowerPoint slides with a Cameo placeholder in Teams:

  1. Join a Teams meeting from a Teams desktop client (Windows or Mac) as a presenter.
  2. Click on Share Tray to select/load a presentation with Cameo object already inserted & personalized in the PowerPoint slide.
  3. Once Cameo is detected on a slide in PowerPoint Live, we will auto-switch to the enhanced presentation experience with Cameo. On a Cameo slide, your Teams camera feed will auto-appear fully embedded & customized within the PowerPoint Live slides. You can switch to other presenter modes or just show slides at any point from the Teams top menu items as shown below.

    Note: Your camera should be 'on' before auto-switching to cameo mode to work in PowerPoint Live. If the camera is turned on later while presenting the deck or auto-switching doesn't get happen, the user has the option to manually switch to Cameo from the 'layout' dropdown as shown in below image. Cameo mode selection in the dropdown will only be available if a PowerPoint Live deck being presented already has Cameo object inserted in the slide. To create decks with cameo objects, refer here - Presenting with cameo (

  4. In addition, the power of Cameo will allow real-time camera setting changes in Teams too, such as changing background, camera source or auto-switching presenter’s live camera feed during ‘take control’ in PowerPoint Live mode.


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, presenters and attendees need to be in Public Preview. To create Cameo objects, you need to use supported version of PowerPoint.


Supported clients and platforms






Google Chrome



Microsoft Edge

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Known issues



Known limitations

Cameo in PowerPoint Live will not be shown in the recording, web or mobile clients.


Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Show preview features. 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 ( 


Summary of public preview features

For a history of features in the Office and Teams public previews, see Release Notes Current Channel (Preview) - Office release notes | Microsoft Docs.



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 the your client.



Thank you,

Preview Team, @Jan_Steberl 

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams


4 Replies
Hey @Kaushal Mehta (LYNC)

I know there is a limitation that cameo wont be shown in the recording, but if it were to be used in a lectures on Teams and record them, would the recording show the normal presentation and camera feed as separate? Or will record just the PPT Presentation?
This feature is just awesome! Can we assign a different camera to the cameo?
the classic version was smarter. My body was just superimposed to the charts. Here instead, the cameo shows a generich backgorund, not the specific slide background.
Definitively a step-back.

I also prefere the classic version. @Business_Exploration