PowerPoint Live not showing on Mac Teams App

Copper Contributor

Hey Teams Tech Gurus,


I'm looking for some advice on an issue with Powerpoint Live, any kind of help and support from you fine gentlemen would be very much appreciated.


The background is we have a big (literally and figuratively!) presentation to deliver tomorrow which contains a ton of videos. We normally embed these videos into a PPT and present them via Powerpoint Live in Teams. As I'm sure you all know, there is virtually no lag on Powerpoint Live and it's overall a much smoother viewing experience compared to sharing a window locally.

For tomorrow's presentation, we invited an External Speaker to present and he is planning to use a lot of videos. He installed the Teams app on this MAC, but for some strange reason, the Powerpoint LIVE option / section is not showing up on his screen.


We tried switching to the Web Version of Teams but the result was the same. Attached is a screenshot of his view when he selects Share. The only options available are Share Desktop and Share Screen.


Do you guys know why Powerpoint Live isn't showing up? Could it have something to do with security? (His company normally uses Zoom).


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Thanks a million! This is super urgent so would appreciate any advice / solutions. In the event that Powerpoint Live still does not show up on his Teams screen, are there any alternative ways we can present videos within PPT  without lag?

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