How do I share the screen on Google Meet?

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During a video meeting, it’s convenient to share your screen (all or a specific window), to show documents, presentations, spreadsheets, etc. How to do in Google Meet?

How do I share my screen during a Google Meet meeting?

If the meeting has already started, here’s how to do it on a computer  :

  1. At the bottom of the screen, select “Show now”
  2. Choose between “Your entire screen” or “One window” or “One tab”
  3. If you present a Chrome tab, the audio content on that tab is shared by default.
  4. To present another tab, select the one you want to present, then click “Share this tab instead”.
  5. Select “Share”.

In the Google Meet app  :

  1. Press “More”
  2. Press “Share screen”
  3. Press “Start sharing” (on Android) or “Start broadcasting” (on iOS)

Good to know…

  • If your camera is on, your video feed remains active while you share your screen.
  • You can share your screen while presenting another user. If you start presenting your screen, the other presentation is paused.

How do I stop screen sharing?

On computer :

  1. In the Meet window, click on “Stop presenting”
  2. At the bottom of the screen, you can also click on “You are presenting” then “Stop presenting”.

On the mobile application:

  1. On the video call screen, press “Stop sharing”
  2. Validate on “OK”

How to prevent participants from sharing their screen?

This is not possible in the free version of Meet.

If you have a Google Workspace subscription (with at least the G Suite for Education license), the meeting organizer can prevent attendees from sharing their screens. This can only be done from a computer, but this setting applies to all types of devices. Here is what to do if you are the organizer of the video conference:

  1. Join the Google Meet meeting
  2. At the bottom of the screen, click on “Organizer orders”
  3. Activate or deactivate the option “Share their screen”

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