How to Share Your Screen in Google Meet

At some point during a Google Meeting, you may need to share your screen, whether it be for a presentation from other Google apps like Sheets or Slides or from another window or program entirely. There are a few options for presenting; you can: start the meeting with your presentation, so that as participants join Google Meet, your screen welcomes them or you can share your screen during the meeting. To share your screen during the meeting you can click from the toolbar within Google Meet or directly from a Google App.

Before your meeting starts, make sure that the Privacy Setting for the browser you'll be using for the meeting is enabled. You will not be able to change this setting during your meeting and will need to close out of the browser to change any privacy settings. Practice using this feature before your meeting to ensure that it runs smoothly. Google Chrome is the preferred browser.

Shared Screen Presentation To Start Your Meeting

  1. Join your scheduled Google Meet with your Meeting Code.
  2. Once you've logged in with your Meeting Code, you'll be directed to a screen where you can select Join Now or Present. Click Present.

  1. From here, a dialogue box will appear with choices of where you'd like to present from: from tabs open on the same window as your Google Meet, your entire screen, or from tabs open in another window. Select which you'd like to present from and a preview window will show you what participants will see. Notice in the lower left-hand corner, you can check the box to share tab audio. Click share once your tab is selected.

  1. Once you are sharing your screen, a dialogue box will appear at the top of your screen with a button to stop sharing at any moment.

Shared Screen Presentation During Your Meeting

  1. Join your Google Meet.
  2. From the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, click the "Present now" button with the upwards arrow and box around it.

  1. Three options will pop-up where you can select if you'd like to present your entire screen, just a window, or just a tab.

  • Presenting: Your Entire Screen - shares all of your computer screen. This allows you to click between windows or programs on your computer seamlessly.
  • Presenting: A Window - select from any program or tab that is open on your computer from a different window than the one you are using for your meeting.
  • Presenting: A Tab - select from tabs you have open in the same window as your meeting.

  1. A dialogue box will open with active tabs or windows. Selecting one will bring up a preview page where you can see what participants will see on their end. Notice on the bottom left-hand corner you can check to share audio or leave it unchecked to mute. Click share to begin your presentation.

  1. To end your screen sharing, you can click Stop sharing from the top toolbar or by clicking the same button you pressed at the bottom toolbar to present, and then Stop presenting.

Sharing Screen From Google App

  1. Join your Google Meet.
  2. Once you are in your meeting, you can open the Google app you'd like to present from and click the Google Meet button in the upper right-hand corner. Click Just present this tab.

  1. As described for the other methods of screen sharing, you can stop sharing from the toolbar at the top of the page that says Stop sharing.

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