While other companies are struggling to stay alive, Zoom is one that is thriving during quarantine time. Thanks to this app, you can see and talk to your family and friends and spend some digital time with them.
But, what if in the middle of the meeting you need to share your screen with someone? Sharing your screen on Zoom is easy, but for those who are just getting to know the app, it’s something you’ll want to know how to do.
How to Share Your Screen in Zoom – Android
The layout Zoom is going to have to go to depend on the device you’re using. If you’re using Zoom on your Android device, you can share your screen by tapping on the Share button at the boom (an incomplete square with an arrow pointing up).
When you start sharing your screen, you’ll be sharing your entire screen. There’s no way to only share a part of your display. On Android, there is a way to use annotations during the screen sharing process.
At the bottom left-hand corner, there’s going to be an arrow pointing right—tap on the arrow option, followed by the annotation option that is a pencil icon.
This is a great way to highlight things, so it’s easier to find for everyone else. You can choose from options such as:
How to Stop Sharing Your Zoom Screen on Android
When you’ve had enough of sharing, tap on the red Stop Sharing option that’ll be at the bottom left-hand corner. By pressing this option, you’ll be taken back to the video conference.
How to Share Your Screen on Zoom for iOS
For an iOS device, the share option is going to be at the top as it’s going to have a new word. With iOS, the choice is called Share Content instead of just Share.
The Screen option is going to be the first one on the list. What’s going to be different on iOS is that Zoom is that it will let you know that you’re going to start a broadcast and that everything on your display will be recorded until you end the broadcast.
How to Stop Sharing Your Zoom Screen – iOS
When you’re ready to stop sharing your screen, tap on the red record icon at the top. You’ll see a message asking you if you want to stop Screen Broadcasting. Unlike Android, you won’t see the annotation option in iOS.
How to Share Your Screen on Zoom for Windows
To share your screen on your Windows computer, click on the gree Share Screen option at the bottom. A new window will appear with various options to share.
For example, you can share your computer screen (if you want to include audio click on the share computer sound option at the bottom left). Other sharing options include:
- A program you have open Your iPhone/iPad’s display (you’ll need to install a plugin that Zoom will provide for you).
Click on the Advanced tab, and you’ll see more sharing options such as:
- Portion of Screen
- Music or Computer Sound Only
- Content from the Second camera
How to Share Your iPad’s/iPhone’s Display from Windows on Zoom
You could be using Zoom from your Windows Computer, but it’s still possible to share your iPad’s/iPhone’s display. Share your screen as you did before and click on the Advanced tab.
Click on the iPhone/iPad option, followed by the blue Share button at the bottom. You’ll see some on-screen instructions to:
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to your WiFi network enable
- Enable screen mirroring on your iPad/iPhone
- Tap on the option that says Zoom and your name
How to Stop Sharing the Screen on Zoom for Windows
To stop sharing, place the cursor on the ID of the meeting at the top of your screen. The Stop Sharing option will be highlighted in red, just click on it to stop sharing your display.
Right above the Stop Sharing option, you’ll also see an option to pause sharing or start up a new Share altogether.
As you can see, sharing your Zoom screen on various platforms is nice and easy. Depending on the platform you use will depend on the features you have available, but at least you can share your screen. Who do you share your screen with? Let me know in the comments below.