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How to Share Your Screen on Google Meet

Max Gayler
June 11, 2024

What is Sharing Your Screen on Google Meet?

Sharing your screen on Google Meet allows you to display the contents of your computer screen to other participants in a Google Meet video call. This feature is used to present documents, slides, or software applications during a meeting, enhancing communication and collaboration among attendees.

Why Should I Share My Screen in Google Meet?

Screen sharing in Google Meet is particularly useful for:

  • Presentations: Displaying slides or visual materials to complement spoken content.
  • Collaboration: Working together on documents or projects in real-time.
  • Training Sessions: Demonstrating processes and workflows.
  • Troubleshooting: Helping others by showing specific issues or solutions directly on your screen.

How Do I Share My Screen on Google Meet?

To share your screen during a Google Meet call, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Join or Start a Google Meet Call

Log into Google Meet and either start a new meeting or join an existing one where you are a participant.

Step 2: Initiate Screen Sharing

Once in the meeting, look for the "Present now" button usually located at the bottom-right corner of the Google Meet interface. Click on it.

Step 3: Choose What to Share

You will be prompted to choose whether to share your entire screen, a window, or a tab. Make your selection based on what you want to show to the meeting participants.

Why Won’t Google Meet Let Me Share My Screen?

If you're experiencing issues with sharing your screen on Google Meet, consider the following:

  • Browser Permissions: Ensure your browser has the necessary permissions to share your screen.
  • Software Restrictions: Some administrative settings on company devices can restrict screen sharing capabilities.
  • Connection Issues: Poor internet connection can sometimes affect the functionality of screen sharing.

How Do I Record My Google Meet?

Recording your session while sharing your screen or conducting a meeting on Google Meet is straightforward if you have the appropriate permissions (usually available in Google Workspace accounts):

  1. Start the Meeting: Begin your Google Meet session.
  2. Begin Recording: Click on the three vertical dots on the bottom-right of the screen to open the menu, then select "Record meeting." You’ll be asked to consent to the recording.
  3. Stop Recording: You can stop the recording before the meeting ends by revisiting the same menu and selecting "Stop recording." The recording will be saved automatically to your Google Drive in the "Meet Recordings" folder.

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