How To Share Screen In Zoom Meeting

Amid the current crises, a majority of the workforce from hundreds of organizations across the world are working remotely from their homes. Zoom, the video conferencing cross-platform application has gained mass popularity as a medium to connect employers with their employees and sustain the efficient functioning of the company. Though there have been hundreds of security loops and cases of a data leak that have been registered over the app, leading to people questioning Zoom security; however, it still stands the only app to have more than a hundred users connect on a single call for a meeting.

Zoom Screen Share

Zoom is also known for its one of the unique features which is hardly found in any other application used for video conferencing. Though Facebook’s Messenger allows screen sharing; however, not with as many users as Zoom does. Via Zoom’s screen sharing feature, employees can collaborate remotely for group discussions and share work among all members over the call, without being present in person. In case someone is having a call with friends or closed ones, you can always plan a synchronized online movie experience by sharing screen over zoom.

The feature works in all devices and all operating systems on both mobile and desktop. Here are the steps you can follow to share a screen on Zoom.

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How to Share Your Screen on Zoom During a Call over PC

Tip: To share screen on Zoom with other members in the meeting, you have to be the one hosting the meeting.  Meaning, you must be the one who starts the session, by sharing the link or meeting code with the others via any other medium of communication. So let’s just take on from the point where you’ve already created the meeting, and it has begun:

Step 1: On the screen, the host will see an option for Share Screen. Click on that option. You can alternatively use the Alt+S  key combination.zoom screen share

Now you’ll be headed to the Basic menu of the screen share panel.

Step 2: Now, you must choose which screen or tab you wish to share with the colleagues/friends over the Zoom meeting.

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Step 3: Once you’ve selected the screen to share over Zoom meeting, click on the Share button.

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Allow Participants to Share Their Screen

As a host to a Zoom meeting, no one else other than you can share their screen. But you can allow others to share their screen on Zoom if you want to.

Step 1: During the Zoom meeting, you’ll see an expand button. Click on it.

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Step 2: There, you’ll see an option saying – Advanced Sharing Options. A new window will appear on screen where you’ll be able to decide multiple options to share screen.

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Step 3: Under the option Who can Share? – Select All Participants.

That’s how you can share a screen on Zoom on a Windows PC and allow other participants of the meeting to do so as well.

Read More: How to Share Screen with Zoom on iPhone Devices

How to Share Zoom Screen in Android Devices

Sharing screen on an Android application is easier than that on Windows. Zoom Meetings can be attended in handheld mobile phones, making the app more comfortable for all users. Sharing screen over Zoom Android application allows users to stream movies or other content altogether, making it both a professional and personal purpose app.

Follow the steps below and start sharing screen over Zoom meeting on an Android phone:

Step 1: Tap on Share.

Step 2: An expanded panel will pop-up, asking what a host wishes to share. On the Zoom Android application, one can directly share media files or documents over Zoom chat simultaneously using Share. Tap on Screen.

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Step 3: Once you tap, you may allow Zoom to Display Over Other Apps.

Now Zoom will record whatever there is on screen and will share with the other participants invited to the Zoom meeting.


Zoom has crossed WhatsApp in several downloads on Android. It has been widely used on computer systems, especially amid the current lockdown, wherein everyone across the globe is working remotely from their homes. Using these steps, you can use Zoom at its best and make the most out of your Zoom meeting by collaborating on your work together without being present at one place.

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