Google Meet, formerly known as Hangouts Meet, is a brilliant video conferencing app. Along with all of Google’s other productivity services, Google Meet is free, easy to use, and accessible from almost any device.
In this article, we will show you how to share your screen on Google Meet with others.
Read on to learn how to share your screen on Google Meet, along with screen sharing options on the Chrome browser, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
How to share your screen on Google Meet
Google Meet simplifies screen sharing on computers and mobile devices. You just need to start a presentation in the app or, in this case, in your Google Chrome browser. Without further ado, here are the instructions:
- Launch Google Meet using Google Chrome on your desktop or laptop. Make sure you are signed in with the correct Google account.
- Start or join an existing meeting.
- On the meeting screen, click on “Present Now” in the lower left corner.
- Choose one of the options from the menu that appears. You can share your entire screen, a window, or a tab.
- Then select Share and you will be notified that you share the full screen. If you are only sharing one window, you need to decide which window to share and confirm.
- During your presentation, participants will see your webcam feed next to your screen. If you want to stop presenting at any time, just click that button.
Google Meet will tell you when you are presenting your screen to help prevent unintentional sharing or mishaps. When your presentation is complete, simply click ‘Stop Presentation’ in the center of the screen or ‘Stop’ at the top of the screen.
How to share your screen on iOS phones and tablets
Sharing your screen on iPhone or iPad has a few additional steps. Before using Google Meet, make sure you have enabled Screen Record on your device. To do so, open Settings, go to Control Center, choose Customize Controls, and select Screen Recording on the Include tab.
After that, you can share your screen:
- Launch the Google Meet app on your mobile device.
- Join or start a meeting.
- Touch the three vertical dots in the lower right corner of the screen.
- Tap “Screen Share.”
- Your screen will be shared with other participants. Once the presentation is over, select “Stop Presenting” within the Google Meet application.
If you want to use your device’s camera instead of sharing your screen, press the Camera icon available from the presentation menu.
How to share your screen on Android phones and tablets
Sharing your screen on Android devices is very similar to the instructions above for iOS devices. If you are using the Android version of the Google Meet app, follow these instructions.
- First, you need to start Google Meet on your Android tablet or phone.
- Then create or join a meeting.
- During an active meeting, press the three vertical dots in the lower right corner of the screen.
- Then choose the splash screen.
- Finally, press Start Presenting and your screen will be shared. Confirm with Get started now after reading the pop-up message.
When you are done with the meeting, select the Stop Presenting option. At this time, Google Meet does not ask for any additional permission to use the Android application and share your screen. But in case that changes, let him share your screen.
Using Google Meet camera view instead of screen view is also an option on Android. If you want to, just tap on the camera icon during a meeting.
How it looks on the receiving end
Knowing how to share your screen on Google Meet is great, but what does it look like on the other side? Well, during a live presentation on Google Meet, all participants will only see their shared screen and nothing else.
A common question is whether participants can hear the audio coming from their side. The answer is no. They will only see your screen or a single window on your screen if you choose that option (on PC).
Finally, you can start presenting in a meeting even when someone else is presenting at the same time. Despite this fact, it is common courtesy to let the other presenter know that you want to take over.
Seamless screen sharing
Google Meet is very simple, for both presenters and viewers. It gives you the ability to video conference for multiple purposes. And as a cross-platform tool, people can join from multiple devices.
For now, it’s computers, phones, and tablets, but additional widgets may be added in the future. Who knows what new additions we can expect from Google Meet? Is there anything in particular that you would like to see? Enjoy screen sharing on Google Meet? Let us know in the comment section.