Screen Sharing is a feature of Zoom that has made it the most powerful video conferencing app among others like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and similar other apps. Here you get powerful options to control what you share. With advanced functionalities like audio sharing, choosing what portion of the screen to share, annotations, whiteboard and sharing specific windows of the screen, it can be overwhelming for a regular user.
Zoom Screen Share Guide 2020
In this segment, we have compiled all the ways to effectively do Zoom Screen Share on Mac, Windows, Linux and even for Mobile devices such as Android and iOS. Feel free to navigate through the article to the portion that catches your interest.
Please update your Zoom app on any platform before proceeding further as this guide will work correctly for the latest version of the software.
Share Screen on Zoom on Mac, Windows and Linux
Steps for all desktop-based Zoom apps, the steps to screen share are identical. But for folks who use Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, there is one extra thing that you need to take care off before starting the procedure.
For Mac OS 10.15 Catalina users
First, you need to give Zoom access for screen recording in order to share the screen. You can do this from ‘System Preferences’. Once in, navigate to ‘Security & Privacy’ then select Privacy and choose ‘Screen Recording’. Check the box that states zoom.us, and you will be good to go further.
Now that you have completed the extra step, it’s common for all (macOS, Windows and Linux).
- Join a Zoom Meeting, and Once inside, you can see a Screen Share option in the middle of the bottom menu. Click on it to start. Alternatively, you can directly press ‘Alt + S’ to start with the screen sharing procedure.
- After that, you will see options where you can choose to share a complete screen or specific windows of applications that are active. You can choose either of them as per your need.
- You will also see an option to share a whiteboard, it’s best suited for lecturers and to be productive during meetings. It will create a blank whiteboard where you can scribble, and that screen will be shared with the participants.
- If you switch to the ‘Advanced’ tab, there will be an option to share some portion of the screen. Selecting that would allow you to mark the portion of the screen, and the same will be shared with all the meeting attendees.
That’s all about screen sharing on Zoom for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Sharing iPhone and iPad Screen on Zoom
Due to some default security standards set by iOS, it takes an extra step to turn on screen sharing feature. One more important thing here is that you need iOS 11 or higher for Screen sharing to work.
- First, you need to add a screen recording to the control center. If you have done this before, then move on to the next step. To do that, open up your ‘Settings’ app and navigate to the ‘Control Center’ and select ‘Customize Control’. Now add ‘Screen Recording’.
- Now, while you are in a zoom meeting, there will be an option to ‘Share Content’ at the bottom of the screen. Tap on it to open another menu and select ‘Screen’.
- There’s one more thing left to do. Now, swipe up to open the control center. After that, tap on the record button and hold it for 3-4 seconds till the dialogue box appears. Select Zoom and now finally press the ‘Start Broadcast’ button. At the countdown of 3, your complete screen will be shared with all the participants.
Sharing Android Screen on Zoom
Unlike other procedures, screen sharing via zoom on Android is a piece of cake. There are no extra steps and is pretty straightforward.
- When you are in a Zoom meeting, there will be a menu displayed on the bottom. From that, select ‘Screen Share’. Now select ‘Screen’ or ‘Whiteboard’ as per your choice.
- After that, a confirmation prompt will appear, asking if you want to share your screen with others. Tap on ‘Start Now’.
- Your Zoom screen will be minimized, and a small control box will appear on the bottom left of your Android screen.
Do note that while sharing a screen on Android, the internal audio will not be transmitted, but your mic is always active. Additionally, with the control box, you can annotate and end the screen sharing.
Zoom is an excellent app with lots of features. Everyone seems to enjoy it a lot. The Screen Sharing feature is exceptionally innovative, plus it can also be destructive if you are not alert. So stay safe on Zoom while you share or let others share their Zoom Screen. Do let us know in the comments section below if you faced any trouble while sharing your screen with other participants.