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 will showcase the presenter’s video feed on the 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 à enable presenter mode ‘standout’ à select the PowerPoint deck you want to share​


Option 2:
Open Teams Share Tray à Select a PowerPoint deck à after Presentation loads toggle on/off presenter mode ‘standout’ button


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


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.

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