Screen sharing is an essential feature in Google Meet. From presentations to brainstorming, varied purposes demand that we become familiar with this useful feature. While the process is not as difficult as one might think, there are a few aspects that one must be careful about. Here’s everything you need to know about how to share screen on Google Meet.
In the meeting, click on the Present now option which is present on the bottom right side of the screen.
Three options will present themselves upon clicking Present now, Your entire screen, A window, and A tab. Let’s take a look at each one of them. You can then select the one that best fits your requirements.
- Your entire screen: Clicking this option will open an additional tab with one screen option which is basically all of the content that is present on your screen. First, click on the screen and then go ahead and click on the Share button.
- A window: Clicking this option will open an additional tab with separate tab options depending on what is open on your system. Click the tab that you want to share and then click on the Share button.
- A Tab: Finally, upon clicking the ‘A tab’ option, all the tabs that are currently open in your browser will appear. You must first select the tab you want to share and then click on Share.
And that’s it! Your selected screen will now be shared in Google Meet automatically.
How to stop sharing the screen on Google Meet on PC
Once you present your screen, Meet will notify you on the video screen that you are now presenting along with a Stop Presenting button. When you’re done presenting, you can click on the Stop Presenting option.
Screen sharing in Meet is also possible on mobile devices although, you don’t get the option to share specific apps/windows. This means that your entire screen will be visible to meeting attendees. You might want to keep this in mind before sharing your screen using a mobile device. Let’s take a look at the procedure.
Open the Meet app on your iOS/iPadOS device and join/start a meeting as you normally would. Now tap on the ‘3-dot’ icon at the bottom of your screen.
Select ‘Share Screen’.
You will now be presented with a screen broadcast dialog box. Select Meet as your desired service and tap on ‘Start Broadcast’.
After a 3 second timer, Meet will start presenting your screen in the current meeting.
Tap anywhere to close the dialog box.
And that’s it! Your iOS screen will now be visible to all the meeting attendees in Google Meet.
How to stop sharing the screen on iOS
Tap on ‘Stop Sharing’ in the middle of your screen.
This should stop screen sharing in Meet. If you had disabled your video feed, then you will need to enable it again from the bottom of your screen.
Additionally, iOS’s broadcast service will also display a dialog box stating that screen sharing has been stopped.
Tap on ‘Ok’ to go back to Meet if you have the app open. Else, if you are on a different app simply tap on ‘Go to Application’ to return to Meet.
Open the Meet app on your phone and begin a New meeting. In the meeting, tap the three-dot menu icon on the bottom right of the screen.
From the three-dot menu, select the Share Screen option.
Click on Start Sharing.
You will now be shown a privacy disclaimer, tap Start Now and you will be able to share your phone screen.
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How to stop sharing the screen on Android
When you want to stop sharing your phone’s screen, simply tap on the Stop Sharing button.
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How to present if someone else is already presenting
Follow the normal sharing method to present your screen as we’ve directed in the how-to guide for your PC. Keep in mind that when you start presenting, the other person’s screen sharing will stop automatically
How to prevent participants from sharing their screen
You can only prevent participants from sharing their screen by removing the screen from the meeting.
Scroll over the shared screen till three icons pop up. The last icon in this set is the Remove from meeting icon.
When you do this, the screen will be removed, but the person presenting will still be present in the meeting.
That’s everything you need to know about how to share a screen on Google Meet. We hope you found this article helpful. Take care and stay safe!