How to zoom into a shared screen contents in Teams meeting

We’ve all been in those meetings – and most likely have done the same error ourselves as well. At least I have. Someone is sharing their screen but their resolution is much higher than yours – you see the content but it is hard to read, especially when you are demoing. I have been trying to remember to zoom in my browsers/apps so that the attendees can see what I show.

Did you know you can zoom into shared content in Teams? There aren’t any visible controls to do this but the magic is there.

Zoom into content by pressing Control-key and using your mouse scroll wheel.

And when you have zoomed in, you can pan your screen.

Pan the screen holding mouse left button down and moving the mouse. Or if you have a touch screen just pan the screen with one finger.

When you don’t want to zoom in anymore, just press Control down and use mouse scroll wheel to zoom out.

And as you notice, only the meeting content area is zoomed – not the whole Teams as would happen outside the meeting.

10 thoughts on “How to zoom into a shared screen contents in Teams meeting

  1. Kysymys: Olen siirtymässäeläkkeelle. Ympärillä on Teams käytössä. Olen itse käyttänyt Teamsia. En ole kovin ihastunut siihen. Nyt innostuin tuosta Zoom:ista. Olisiko se hyvä yhteydenpitotyökalu Koti Windows 10Pron ja Office 365 homen jatkeeksi? Vaikka muilla (kuten pojallani) on Teams käytössä?


    1. Tämä riippuu monesta asiasta. Itse en ole käyttänyt Zoomia yhteydenpitotyökaluna, jotain webinaareja sillä on tullut vedettyä. Kotiyhteydenpidossa on perinteisesti WhatsApp aika kovassa käytössä (erilaiset perhe/tuttavaryhmät) sekä Kaizala (enemmän ammattiryhmät). Teamsiin on myös free-versio ja Teams on tulossa myös koti/perhekäyttöön:

      Loppujen lopuksi oma & verkostosi tarpeesi/käyttösi sanelee sopivimman työkalun työn ulkopuolella.


  2. If you don‚Äôt have a touchpad instead of a mouse, and no touch-sensitive screen, the way to zoom in and out is to use Ctrl ‚Äď plus and Ctrl ‚Äď minus.


    1. But using Ctrl+plus and Ctrl+minus one zooms the UI of Teams itself, and not just to shared content.


      1. When you are in the meeting and someone is sharing content then I recall that CTRL+ +/- affects the shared content. Or you can use CTRL + mouse wheel for the same effect. I use CTRL + mouse wheel so I can’t say 100% on the +/- keys but recall that they would work as well.


    1. This is what I was after, thanks.
      * Ctrl +/- only increase/decrease size of the UI (menus).
      * Ctrl Shift +/- increases/decreases the content, not the menus. Perfect.

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  3. These instructions do not work for people who use a trackball instead of a mouse. How do I use a trackball to increase the size of the content within a shared screen in an MS Teams meeting?


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