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  1. Johan Harsta says:

    Neither “include system audio” option/checkbox (like MS suggests), nor the corresponding button you suggest actually exist.

    • Linus Cansby says:

      Not sure, never seen that this option is not there in the desktop app. Check on another computer.

      • maha says:

        Hello. This little box “include system audio”, does not show at all. Would be grateful …for any guidance.

    • Hi, it´s because it recently changed the location. it is in the ribbon that appears on the shared screen/application. The one that says presenting, give control to… and there between them there´s a small icon, THAT is the one to include the system audio

  2. Aad says:

    Hi, is it in Mac as well?

  3. Monique says:

    I cannot find it either. It is not on the ribbon between give control and stop presenting pls help it is not there when you click share or hover at the top after sharing

  4. John says:

    Hovering does nothing. No ribbon for presenting/give control appears. There is also no checkbox when opening the Share Screen window. Enormously frustrating.

  5. Buisje says:

    Is it also possible to share audio (for example a video in a powerpoint presentation) on an iOS device?

  6. Brad says:

    While I appreciate that you created this document, that little note about it not working at all on Macs would be great at the top rather than after I try all the things you mention.

  7. Sarka says:

    I find the hovering at the top of the screen very unreliable. The ribbon sometimes appears and sometimes does not. Therefore it is not possible to rely on sound system sharing every time. Any solutions?

  8. abdulrehman says:

    @linus thanks for the article dear.
    workaround solution to use apps like Soundflower.

  9. Meredith Stephani says:

    Any input on why there is echoing on the other participants end when I am sharing system audio with shared screen? They are hearing their voices twice. There has to be a way to fix this.

  10. A says:

    The option is only available through the Teams App cannot be accessed while using a browser

  11. JOANNE PINTER says:

    Hi there, I am teaching a yoga class via MS Teams on my laptop. I would like to be able to play some background music e.g. iTunes from my laptop as well. I have selected include system audio, and selected by headphones and then iTunes and press play but when I go back to my presentation you cannot hear anything – any suggestions? Thanks Jo

  12. jobin pv says:

    I am really very much confused about the video sharing with audio in between an online meeting through microsoft teams.

  13. Paul Vroman says:

    I get how to share my audio. That works, that’s great. What I’m looking for is a way to share my computer audio in the background while others are sharing their screens.

    SPECIFICALLY, in this time of COVID-19 during the Holiday season, we’re having a departmental party. I would like to play music in the background while others are sharing their content (eg – “find the hidden picture” game, or just the “stadium view”). How can I share my audio in the background while others are sharing their screen and we’re all talking?

  14. Peter says:

    Hi @linus. Early in your article you state, ‘ You can’t share a PowerPoint file when Include system audio is selected.’
    Why is this and will it still be the case if Teams is upgraded as appears imminent? My organisation wishes to share a PowerPoint file with audio and embedded videos. It works for me if I am using my iMac but if I am on my iPad no sound is available either as audio commentary, or for the embedded videos.

  15. Ci Yuan Lee says:

    For those who couldnt find the ‘include audio’ setting, please launch with the MS software, web version doesnt have all the functions.

  16. Mama says:

    Thank you

  17. Tumi says:


    I am able to record a teams meeting from my Dell desktop but i can’t on my Dell laptop.
    I am using the same account but the record button is disabled on the laptop and enabled on the desktop.

    Please help.

  18. The Joe says:

    Now Microsoft Teams desktop has updated and its more easier to include sounds in Microsoft Teams meeting. Check this blog for the latest information

  19. S says:

    I have been looking for a solution for so long about this problem. Finally, it was solved. What I did was downloaded Microsoft Teams software. I used to think what I was using was the software version, not the browser version. Guess I was wrong. After I downloaded the software and tried it again, my Team shows a different interface, now with “include the system audio” button shown, as well as “breakroom” functions. Very happy to see it. Hope it helps others who struggled with the same issue.

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