How To Use Powerpoint Live In Teams

Microsoft Teams has been a game-changer for remote and hybrid work environments. One of its most compelling features is the ability to use PowerPoint Live, which allows you to present a PowerPoint slide deck directly in a Teams meeting. This blog post will guide you through the steps of using this efficient, interactive feature.

Getting Started

To start, make sure your PowerPoint presentation is saved on OneDrive or SharePoint, as PowerPoint Live can only present files stored in these locations. If your document isn’t there yet, don’t worry – you can easily upload it.

Presenting with PowerPoint Live

Follow the steps below to present your PowerPoint using PowerPoint Live in Teams:

  1. Start or join a Teams meeting.
  2. Click on the Share content button in the meeting controls.
  3. Select the PowerPoint Live option.
  4. Choose your presentation from the list of PowerPoint files.

That’s it! Your presentation will now be shared with all meeting participants.

Interacting with Your Audience

One of the main advantages of PowerPoint Live is the enhanced interaction it offers. Attendees can move ahead to future slides without disrupting the presenter’s flow, or go back to review previous slides. It also makes it easy for participants to take personal notes on each slide.

Managing the Presentation

As a presenter, PowerPoint Live provides various tools to ensure your presentation goes smoothly:

  1. Presenter View: This mode allows you to see your presentation notes, the timer, and the current slide.
  2. Standout Mode: This mode places you as the presenter on top of the PowerPoint slide, making the presentation more engaging.
  3. Eye Contact: This tool adjusts your gaze to appear as if you’re looking at the camera, even when you’re focused on your presentation.


PowerPoint Live in Teams is a powerful tool for sharing and presenting content. With the tips provided in this post, you’ll be well-prepared to conduct effective, interactive presentations in your next Teams meeting.