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 give slide control to other participiants.
- 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.
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
- 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
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.
Check the options on the bottom left of the Advanced tab:
- Share Sound: To share sound in video along with shared video.
- Optimize for video clip: To ensure the attendees have the best quality experience.
Annotation tools are available when Share Screen is launched. When sharing a Desktop/application, select Annotate on the menu to open the tool bar.
Controlling Slides Shared by Another Participant
A presenter in a meeting or webinar can give slide control to other participants, so that others can control the progression of slides for the presenter or when they are presenting their portion of the presentation. This avoids the need to ask the presenter to change the slide when they are ready, interrupting the flow of the meeting and presentation. Slide control can be given to multiple participants in a meeting, or multiple panelists in a webinar.
Enable the setting in your account; go to Settings > Meeting > Meeting (Basic) > Slide Control
Assign Slide Control
- Start a meeting or webinar.
- Begin sharing a Keynote, PowerPoint, or Google Slides presentation.
- On the sharing toolbar, click Slide Control.
Note: This option will only be available when you are in presentation mode.
- Select one or more participants you wish to give slide control.
- The slide control button will update with the number of participants with slide control next to the icon.
How to use slide control
When you’ve been given access to slide control and the presenter enters presentation mode, a banner notification will appear, informing you of the new access. The slide controls will appear just below the banner, in the bottom-left corner of the presentation view.
- Click the left arrow and right arrow buttons to move the presentation backwards or forwards.
- Alternatively, you can use the left and right buttons on your keyboard to move the presentation backwards or forwards.
Share Multiple Screens Simultaneously
Hosts using the Zoom desktop client can allow multiple participants share their screens simultaneously during a meeting. This can be useful for a real-time comparison of documents or other materials by participants. To make full use of this feature, enable the dual monitors option in the Zoom client settings.
Remote Support must be disabled for the host before the option appears as described in this article.
How to enable Simultaneous Screen Sharing
- Start your Zoom meeting as the host.
- To the right of the Share Screen button, click the upward arrow and then select Multiple participants can share simultaneously.
This allows multiple participants to share their screen at the same time.
Note: Participants using the Zoom mobile app can only share if no one else is sharing.
How to share screens at the same time
Any participants (including the host) using the Zoom desktop client can click Share Screen to begin sharing. Even if a someone is already sharing a screen, another participant can begin sharing.
Depending on their setup, participants will see the following:
- Participants using dual monitors can see the two most recently shared screens on each monitor.
- Participants using a single monitor see the most recently shared screen. Participants can select View Options to change the screen they are viewing.
- Participants using the Zoom mobile app see the first shared screen. They cannot change the screen they are viewing.
As the host, you can choose to switch to the option One participant can share at a time for any portion of the meeting.
Sharing multiple screens simultaneously has the following limitations:
- When you enable the option to share multiple screens simultaneously, the Optimize for full-screen video clip option is not available. Share computer audio is still available, but a participant must be viewing that shared screen to hear the computer audio.
- Participants using the mobile app cannot share when anyone else is sharing.
- To view multiple shared screens in a Zoom Room, multiple content sharing must be enabled in that Zoom Room's settings.
- This feature is not available for use in Webinars.
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