There are quite a few things you can while in a Zoom meeting. For example, you can use the integrated whiteboard to draw someone something. There’s also the option to share your screen, which is excellent for work.
But, there are times when you’ll need to share files when in a Zoom meeting. The app gives you various sources to choose from whenever you need to share a file with someone.
How to Show Someone a File in a Zoom Meeting
To share a file in a Zoom meeting, tap/click on the Share option that has a green arrow pointing up. A large variety of options will appear, simply choose the option that has the file you want to share.
If the file you want to share is in Dropbox or Box, you’ll need to sign in to your account. Once you’re in, choose the file you want to share.
Regardless of the sources, you’re sharing from, your video will be paused until you manually stop sharing. Also, when the file you’re sharing is on screen, you can draw on it, add shapes, and use features such as:
To undo everything you drew on your file, you can always use the Undo or Clear option. To stop sharing the document, tap on the red Stop Sharing option.
Being able to show someone a file is handy and essential, especially if it’s work-related. Good thing that Zoom makes it easy for you to show someone your files from various sources. How vital is file sharing for you? Let me know in the comments below.
Russell Cohen says
Is the shared file available to particpants who join the meeting only after it was shared?
Jorge Campos says
I needed to share a pdf file in a class, and I couln’t open it. I wasn’t hosting the meeting. can you tell me how to.
JAY WOJCIK says
It was ok BUT what if I just want to share from my desktop not Googe Drive or Box or …