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Screen sharing

Screen sharing is only available if

  • the meeting is supported by a voice conference
  • and at least one participant has joined the Leader in the conference 

Screen sharing divides into two complementary modes

  • active screen sharing by which participants project the content of their display to others
  • passive screen sharing by which participants view the content of somebody else's screen

Active screen sharing

Active screen sharing requires a computer (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook) with compatible browser, i.e. presently,

  • Chrome (from v48)
  • Firefox (from v52)

Tablets and phones only support passive screen sharing.

Leaders control screen sharing via the screen sharing toolbar button . Leaders share their screen or delegate to a participant. Participants whose device or browser does not support active screen sharing are grayed out.

Delegation asks the selected participant - the 'Presenter' - to share his or her screen. Sharing begins after the Presenter has accepted the Leader's request and allowed sharing in the browsers confirmation dialogue.

A shared screen is transmitted to all participants in the meeting.

Both the Leader and the Presenter can end screen sharing via the toolbar.

Anonymous participants. Regardless of technical compatibility, delegation is not possible if participants have not given their name or email at login. You can fix this in the Participant access tab of meeting settings by requesting that info and asking the relevant participant to sign out and back in giving that information.

Passive screen sharing

To receive sombody else's shared screen users require

  • A Computer (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook) with
    • Chrome (from v48)
    • Firefox (from v52)
    • Edge (from v16)
    • Safari (from 11)
    • Internet Explorer 11 with add-on
  • An Android tablet or phone with
    • Chrome (from v48)
    • Firefox (from v52)
  • An iPad or iPhone with
    • Safari (from 11)