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Being familiar with the Skype for Business meeting features helps you find the option you want quickly and continue with your meeting smoothly.

Skype for Business meeting window

General meeting controls

Here are some of the options that are available in the Skype for Business meeting window.

Use this button

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Video button

Start or stop the video camera.

Mute / Unmute button

Mute or unmute the microphone.

Present Content button

Share your desktop or present content with others in the meeting.

End the call button

Exit the meeting. (If you accidentally exit the meeting, you can rejoin.)

More Options button

Set general meeting options, record the meeting, and find meeting entry and other information.

Call Controls button

Set call controls, including putting a call on hold and switching your audio device.

IM button

Start an instant messaging (IM) conversation.

Presentation controls

If you’re presenting in the meeting, click the Share Content button Present Content button, and choose what you want to do.

Present Content menu

Participant controls

If you’re a presenter, you’ll have access to other controls, such as muting the audience or inviting more people.

Participant controls

Participant Actions

In the meeting window, open the Participants list, click the Participant Actions button, and then choose what you want to do.

Participant Actions options
  • Mute Audience to eliminate background noise.

  • No Meeting IM to disable instant messaging (IM) during the meeting.

  • No Attendee Video to disable letting attendees start the video.

  • Everyone an Attendee to reduce the number of presenters if you have too many.

  • Invite by Email to send email invitations to additional people.

Note: You can also manage participant settings in advance of the meeting. (This is particularly useful when you are expecting a large audience.) See Set options for online meetings and conference calls.

Invite More People

In the meeting window, click the Invite More People button, and then choose the people you want to invite.

Invite More People page

Note: Before you start your meeting, we recommend that you make sure your audio and video are working correctly. For more information, see Set up an audio device for Skype for Business, Set up a video device for Skype for Business, or Troubleshoot audio and video in Skype for Business.

See Also

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