Zoom is not the only app that allows you to share your screen. You can do that on Google Duo. Unless you’ve really explored the app’s settings, you may not have known the app can do this.
You can finally show everyone pictures straight from your device. You can finally stop pointing the camera at another device that may have Google Photos open. The good news is that it’s quick and easy.
How to Start a Video Call on Google Duo
Once you have the app open, look for the person you want to start a video call with. At the bottom, you’re going to see options to call, send a message, or start a video call. Call the person, and only after they answer will you see at the right a button with three stars on it.
After you tap on the button with the stars, tap on the Share screen option. You should now see a message from Duo letting you know it will have access to all the information you decide to show on your screen. You’ll also need to decide if you want to share audio too. If you’re OK with that, tap on the Start Now option.
As you show the other person your screen, you’ll still be able to see them. When you’re ready to stop sharing your screen, tap on the Screen share option again. You’ll only stop sharing with this; you can still continue with your video call as usual.
Can’t Share Screen on Google Duo
If you’ve tapped on the three stars and don’t see the Screen Share options, here are some tips that’ll hopefully get you back on the right track. First, let’s try the basic fixes before you get into anything more complicated. For example, you’ll be amazed at the things a simple restart of your device can fix.
You can also try clearing the app’s cache by going to Settings > Apps & notifications > See all X apps > Storage & cache > Clear cache.
Also, make sure all your apps are updated and that you allow Google Duo to have permission to do everything and see if that fixes the issue. If you’re willing to start fresh, you can also try a factory reset as well, just in case you were thinking of doing it anyway.
You know what they say; sharing is caring. So the next time you want to share your screen, you know how easy it is. If the app ever starts to give you issues, now you know what tips you can try to get the issue fixed. How often do you share your screen on Duo? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article on social media.