Zoom - Screen Sharing in Meeting


  • How do I share my screen in a Zoom Meeting?
  • How do I share an application in a meeting?
  • How do I share a powerpoint presentation in a Zoom Meeting?
  • I need to share my screen during a Zoom Meeting.
  • Can someone share their screen if I am hosting a Zoom Meeting?


  • Oregon State University
    • Faculty/Staff
    • Students
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Mac
  • iOS/Android
  • Zoom Users


Zoom allows for screen sharing on desktop, tablet and mobile devices running Zoom. The host and attendee can screen share by clicking on the Share Screen icon located in your meeting tool bar. Select the screen/application you want to share. You can choose an individual application that is already open on your computer, the desktop, a whiteboard, or an iPhone/iPad. The host does not need to "pass the ball" or "make someone else a presenter" to share. The host can "lock screen share" so no attendee can screen share.


Method 1 - Windows/Mac Screen Sharing


  1. Click the Share Screen button located in your meeting controls. 
  2. Select the screen you want to share. You can also choose an individual application that is already open on your computer, the desktop, a whiteboard, or an iPhone/iPad
  3. (Optional) Enable these features: 
         Check Share Computer Sound: If you check this option, any sound played by your computer will be shared in the meeting. 
         Check Optimize for full screen video clip: Check this if you will be sharing a video in full screen mode. Do not check this otherwise, as it may cause the shared screen to be blurry.
  4. Click Share.

*Mac users may be prompted to change their security and privacy settings to allow Zoom to share screen. Details found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360016688031

Method 2 - iOS/Android Screen Sharing

  1. Android Screen Sharing - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362153-How-Do-I-Share-My-Screen-#collapseAndroid
  2. iOS Screen Sharing - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362153-How-Do-I-Share-My-Screen-#collapseiOS


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Article ID: 76682
Tue 4/23/19 10:56 AM
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