How to Make Someone a Presenter on Skype

Change presenters in Microsoft Teams Meeting

What to Know

  • In Skype for Business, click Start a Conference Call, and wait for the person to join.
  • Open the attendee list panel, right-click on the attendee's name, and click Make a Presenter.
  • Presenter attendees can share their desktop, Microsoft PowerPoint attachments, and more.

This article explains how to make someone a presenter in a Skype for Business meeting. We’ll use a Windows 10 device to illustrate the steps.

Microsoft is phasing out Skype for Business; new subscribers can sign up for Microsoft Teams Meeting. Current subscribers can use Skype for Business for the time being.

How Do You Make Someone a Presenter in Skype?

A presenter is the focal point of a Skype meeting. We’ll illustrate how to make someone a presenter during the Skype meeting in these steps. 

  1. Open The Skype for Business application.

  2. Next click on Start a Conference Call.

  3. Now you’ll be able to invite participants.

  4. Your room will have a specific URL that participants will need to use to join.

  5. Once the attendee has entered the conference open the list panel where the attendees names are shown, right-click on the attendees name.

  6. Select Make a Presenter from the drop-down menu that opens.

  7. Now that person will be the presenter for the room.

How Do I Change the Presenters on a Skype Meeting?

You can change the presenter on the fly. Changing the room presenter is ideal for working in a collaborative environment. Multiple people can share desktop views, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

  1. Right-click and open the attendee panel.

  2. Right-click on the attendee's name who you'd like to make the presenter.

  3. Click Make a Presenter.

  4. Now that person will be the presenter for the room.

Moving Onto Microsoft Teams Meeting

Microsoft discontinued Skype for Business in favor of Microsoft Teams Meeting, which is very similar in design and features. The company sunset Skype For Business to create a more fluid product within the Microsoft 365 platform.

Microsoft has discontinued Skype For Business in June 2021. The same functionality is in the company's new product, Microsoft Teams Meeting. You can continue to use your existing Skype For Business login on Microsoft Teams Meeting.

New consumers looking to connect using Skype For Business will be unable to do so. Instead, you will need to download Microsoft Teams Meeting and proceed with the new user process.

  • Why is the Use Presenter View option greyed out in Skype for business?

    You must be a presenter to share your screen during a Skype meeting. If the option is greyed out or "Sharing controls are disabled by policy" appears, you can ask the presenter to give you presenter access.

  • Can you record a Skype meeting if you are not the presenter?

    Any presenter can record a meeting and save it on their computers, but you must use a third-party application to record Skype calls if you are not the presenter. For example, you could download MP3 Skype Recorder to use it with the Skype app. Also, before you record a Skype call, be sure to notify everyone that the call is being recorded.

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