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 :
- At the bottom of the screen, select “Show now”
- Choose between “Your entire screen” or “One window” or “One tab”
- If you present a Chrome tab, the audio content on that tab is shared by default.
- To present another tab, select the one you want to present, then click “Share this tab instead”.
- Select “Share”.
In the Google Meet app :
- Press “More”
- Press “Share screen”
- 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 :
- In the Meet window, click on “Stop presenting”
- At the bottom of the screen, you can also click on “You are presenting” then “Stop presenting”.
On the mobile application:
- On the video call screen, press “Stop sharing”
- 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:
- Join the Google Meet meeting
- At the bottom of the screen, click on “Organizer orders”
- Activate or deactivate the option “Share their screen”