Now in public preview: Presenter Mode ‘Standout’ for PowerPoint Live



Presenter mode ‘standout’ allows a PowerPoint presenter to show their video overlaid on the presentation during a Microsoft Teams meeting. This feature enables a more engaging experience by not having the attendee choose between seeing the presenter or the shared PowerPoint content.


‘Standout’ mode showing the presenter video feed on bottom right corner of the presentation slide. The experience works for both PowerPoint Presenter View and PowerPoint SlideShow View.


The current experience is supported on Microsoft Teams on Desktop and Mac. Additional out of box presenter modes such as ‘side by side’ and ‘news anchor’ are also planned.




Flighting status

This feature will be available to everyone in Public Preview by September 24th, 2021

How to enable

  • Join a Teams meeting as a presenter
    • Option 1: Open Teams Share Tray --> enable presenter mode ‘standout’ --> select the PowerPoint deck you want to share
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    • Option 2: Open Teams Share Tray --> Select a PowerPoint deck --> after Presentation loads toggle on/off presenter mode ‘standout’ button
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Note: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.

Supported clients and platforms

Windows 10/11









Internet Explorer












Note: For platforms that are currently unsupported such as Teams mobile and Teams web, attendees will see a flat tone background as shown in image below.




Known issues
None known

Known limitations
Teams mobile and Teams web apps do not support this feature.

Teams Recording will not capture the standout video.


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. See Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( for instructions. 

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.



Thank you,

Preview Team, @Emily Kirby 

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

3 Replies

@Kaushal Mehta (LYNC) Hi Kaushal - is it expected that all of the audience members also have to have Preview features enabled in order to see the overlay?

If so, hopefully this gets rolled out to GA quickly as most users don't turn on preview.

best response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)

Hi @ph_ly, great question. For this feature, users must be in Public Preview in order to see it. This applies for most of the meetings related features that come through the Public Preview program.


Thanks for being a part of Public Preview!

Hello @ Kaushal

Thank you for your useful content on Presenter mode. 


Can presenter mode be activated for the presenter (changing along the presentation) when the visual presentation is shared by another person (organizer) ? 


Thank you,