Share your entire screen or specific programs from your desktop, tablet, or mobile devices*.
- The host and attendees have access to share screens.
- The host can disable attendee access to the annotation tools.
- Start sharing after you have joined the meeting.
- Or, launch a meeting with shared screens already open.
Share Screens While in a Meeting or Webinar
The Share Screen button is located on the meeting tool bar, click to begin the process.
The ^ icon opens a selection of who can share; this option is on a per meeting basis.
The Share window offers two selection options, Basic or Advanced.
- Full desktop screen: When using 2 monitors they are identified as 'Screen1' or 'Screen2' , only the content that is open on the selected Screen will be shared. Sharing a Screen allows flexibility to move between programs.
- Selecting a program(s): You may switch between selected programs in a single screen share. Press and hold Ctrl on your keyboard while clicking on each program you would like to Screen Share. Only the selected program(s) will be shared; to change to different program(s)
click on 'New Share'.
- Control Slides Shared by another participant: Available in Microsoft PowerPoint, Office 365 PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Keynote. Begin sharing your slides in normal mode. Then, change your Slide Show Share Type settings to share in full screen presentation mode. Now, share your slides in presentation Mode.
- Selecting Whiteboard:
- Selecting iPhone/iPad
Additional options for sharing are listed on the Advanced tab:
- PowerPoint as a Virtual Background
- Portion of a Screen
- Computer Audio - share audio from the computer without sharing screens..
- Content from a 2nd Camera
Share Sound and Video
Check the options on the bottom left of the Advanced tab:
Share Sound: share computer sound along with shared screens.
Share Video: Share and play video files directly into meeting. The Video option allows you to choose a video file, which will be opened by Zoom and played in the meeting as shared content. MP4 and MOV files are supported, and max video resolution is 1080p.
Sharing your screen, content, or second camera – Zoom Help Center
Sharing slides as a Virtual Background – Zoom Help Center
Sharing multiple screens simultaneously – Zoom Help Center
Controlling slides shared by another participant
Annotation tools are available when Share Screen is launched. When sharing a Desktop /application, select 'Annotate' on the menu to open the tool bar.
On iOS, you can Share Screens - requires iOS 11 or later and Zoom version 4.1.18611.1228 or higher.
- iCloud Drive
- Google Drive
- Microsoft OneDrive for Business
- Microsoft OneDrive
- Website URLs
- Whiteboard - iPad only
Learn more: iOS screen sharing – Zoom Help Center
On Android, you can share content or your screen.
- Some of these options can be disabled in your account settings.
- Device audio will not be shared. For example, if you are playing a video on your device and share your screen, the video's audio will not be shared.
- Screen sharing requires Android 5.0 or above