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How To Share Screen On Google Meet?

In these uncertain times of pandemic, there is no question that video conferencing applications, such as Google Meet, play a crucial role. They allow us to connect with our family, friends, classmates, and co-workers from the comfort and safety of our home. Certainly, these apps have helped the world perform better in the work-from-home era.

But, unlike physical meetings, we cannot share things with others in the traditional way. Instead, we have to resort to features like “screen sharing” on Google Meet to achieve that purpose. This feature allows us to share display screen content with other video conference participants.

Screen Share is a convenient way to get the most out of online video conferencing, from sharing business presentations to school projects. This guide explains in detail how to share your screen on Google Meet.

How To Share Screen In Google Meet On Laptop or Desktop

  1. While logged in to Google, join or create a Google Meet session.
  2. Once joined, click on the “Present now” button from the controls at the bottom.
  3. Now select the desired option:Google Meet Controls Share Screen Options
    • To share everything on your screen, select “Your entire screen,” choose your screen from the pop-up menu, and hit the “Share” button.Google Meet Share Entire Screen
    • To share a particular app window, select “A window,” choose the window, and click on “Share.”Google Meet Share App Window
    • To share a particular tab within the browser, choose “A tab,” select the right tab, and hit the “Share” button.Google Meet Share Tab

Finally, to stop sharing your screen, click on “Stop sharing” near the bottom of the Google Meet window.Google Meet Stop Sharing

How To Share Screen In Google Meet On Phone

  1. Open the Meet app and then join or create a meeting.
  2. Tap on the ellipsis (three vertical dots) in the bottom-right corner.Google Meet Controls Screen On Phone
  3. Press the “Share screen” button.Google Meet Share Screen Button On Phone
  4. Tap on “Start sharing” and confirm your choice if prompted. (Unlike on desktop/laptop, you only have the option to share the entire screen on smartphones)Google Meet Start Sharing On Phone

Finally, tap on “Stop sharing” in the Google Meet app to stop sharing your phone screen.

Google Meet Stop Sharing On Phone

How To Grant Permission To Share Screen In Google Meet

By default, all meeting members are free to share their screens whenever they want. However, if you have enabled Host Management, you may have to toggle the screen sharing feature for the meeting members manually.

On Laptop/Desktop:

  1. While in a meeting, click on the ellipsis button and select “Settings.”Google Meet Settings Menu
  2. Choose “Host controls.”Google Meet Settings Host Control
  3. Enable the “Share their screen” toggle.Google Meet Host Management Share Their Screen

On Smartphone:

  1. While in a meeting, tap on the ellipses button and select “Meeting Safety.”Google Meet Meeting Safety Setting On Phone
  2. Make sure the “Share their screen” toggle is enabled.Google Meet Share Their Screen Toggle On Phone

That wraps up our guide on screen sharing.

FAQs Share Screen On Google Meet

Q. Why can’t I share my screen in Google Meet?

If you are joining someone else’s meeting, make sure you have the privilege of sharing your screen. Otherwise, try restarting your browser or updating it to the latest version. Also, MacOS users can try going to “System Preferences> Security & Privacy> Privacy> Screen Recording” and checking the box next to their browser.

Q. Why is screen sharing not working?

Screen sharing may not work for various reasons. It is possible that a member is already sharing your screen and that you do not have the necessary meeting privileges, that your browser is out of date, etc.