How to use Discord’s screen share feature to livestream

Gaming computer
It’s easy to share your whole screen or a specific app on Discord.

  • You can use Discord’s screen share feature to stream a single app or your entire screen to friends.
  • To screen share in a public Discord server, you might need permission from a server moderator.
  • Screen share is available in Discord’s desktop, web, and mobile apps.
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Playing video games, drawing, even watching YouTube – these don’t have to be lonely experiences. Sharing your screen on Discord allows you to show all of your friends what’s happening on your screen, and chat with them at the same time.

Here’s how to use Discord’s screen sharing mode in all versions of the app.

How to screen share in Discord on a computer

1. Open Discord on your Mac or PC – it can be the web client or the downloaded app – and head to the server you want to stream in.

2. Go into a voice channel and click on the Screen option in the bottom-left. If this option is grayed out, it means you don’t have permission to stream in the channel, and will have to ask a server moderator to change your role.

A Discord server, with one user in a voice channel and the screen sharing options highlighted.
Join the voice channel and click the “Screen” option.

3. Choose what you want to share. You can share your entire screen at once, meaning that people will see your screen exactly as you do, or you can share a specific app. Sharing just an app will let people see just that program, even if you’re not focused on it.

A Discord screen that lets you pick what to livestream.
Pick what you’d like to share.

4. Choose your streaming quality and framerate. If you have Discord Nitro, you can stream at 1080p or higher at 60FPS – otherwise, you’ll be limited to 720p at 30FPS. You can also use the drop-down menu to pick a preset option like Smoother Video.

5. Click Go Live. You’ll start streaming your screen to the voice channel. To see your stream, double-click the red LIVE icon next to your name. Only up to 50 people (yourself included) can watch your stream at any given time.

6. To end the stream, disconnect from the voice channel or click the Screen option in the bottom-left again.

You can also share your screen in a private call. Head to your direct messages and start a call there, and then click the icon that looks like a computer screen with an arrow in it. Just like above, you’ll be asked what you want to share and the quality.

A Discord private video call.
You can share your screen in a private video call as well.

How to screen share in Discord on a smartphone

Both iPhone and Android users can stream their phone screens over Discord. However, you can’t share your screen while using certain apps, like Netflix.

1. Open Discord on your iPhone or Android and go to the server and voice channel you want to stream in.

2. Once in the voice channel, tap the icon that looks like a phone at the bottom of the screen. If the icon is grayed out, you don’t have permission to stream in the channel, and will have to ask a server moderator to change your role.

A voice channel in the Discord mobile app.
You can also tap the video camera icon to start streaming from your phone’s camera.

3. You’ll be asked to give Discord permission to record your screen. Press Start now or Start Broadcast to do so.

4. You can now swipe out of Discord and open a different app. Everything you do – and all sounds that play from your apps – will be shared over Discord.

5. To end the stream, just head back to Discord and tap Stop sharing.

Discord's Stop Sharing screen.
Just come back and tap this icon to stop your stream.

To screen share in a private conversation, start a video call and then tap the icon that looks like a phone at the bottom of the screen.

Ross James contributed to a previous version of this article.

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How to share your screen on Google Meet and present to all attendees

Business professional doing online presentation on laptop at home video call
It’s easy to share your screen during a Google Meet call on any device.

  • You can share your screen on Google Meet to present documents, webpages, or tabs in the meeting.
  • Google Meet lets you share your screen on a computer or mobile device.
  • On a computer, you can choose whether you want to share the entire screen or only a window or tab.
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In the age of remote work, Google Meet, the teleconferencing tool from Google, offers businesses and teams a reliable option outside of industry leader Zoom.

Among its many features, Google Meet gives you the ability to virtually share your screen with other people in the meeting. This way, your team members can see the documents, presentations, spreadsheets, or webpages you’re looking at for easier collaboration.

If you’re using Google Meet on a computer, you can share your entire screen or a specific window or tab. On a mobile device, you can only share your entire screen. Here’s how to do it all.

How to share your screen in Google Meet using a computer

1. Join your meeting with Google Meet.

2. In the toolbar of icons at the bottom-center of your screen, click the icon for Present now, which looks like a square with an arrow inside.

Screenshot of Google Meeting highlighting "present now" icon
Click the “Present now” button.

3. In the pop-up menu, select whether you want to share Your entire screen, A window, or A tab.

Screenshot of Google Meet "present now" pop-up menu
Choose how you want to share your screen.

4. Select the area of your screen you wish to share in the window that pops up.

Screenshot of Google Meet screen share pop-up
In the pop-up, select what you want to share.

5. Click Share.

6. To stop presenting, choose either Stop presenting in the top-right corner of the screen or Stop in the top-left.

Screenshot of Google Meet shared screen with "stop sharing" buttons highlighted
Click one of these buttons to stop sharing your screen.

How to share your screen in Google Meet using a mobile device

1. Join the Google Meeting. You can access the meeting from the Google Calendar app, from the Google Meet app, or from the Meet tab of the Gmail app.

2. In the bottom-right corner of the video screen, tap the icon of three vertical dots.

Screenshot of Google Meet app three-dot icon
Tap the icon in the bottom-right corner.

3. In the pop-up menu, select Share screen.

Screenshot of Google Meet app menu pop-up
Tap “Share screen” in the pop-up menu.

4. Tap Start Broadcast in the pop-up.

Screenshot of Google Meet app, share screen pop-up
Select “Start Broadcast” to begin sharing your screen.

5. Your screen should now be visible to the other members of the meeting, and you can proceed with your presentation.

6. To stop presenting, tap Stop sharing in the center of your screen, or tap the icon of three vertical dots and select Stop sharing in the pop-up.

Screenshot of screen being shared in Google Meet mobile app
When you’re finished presenting, tap “Stop sharing.”

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