How to Share a Screen on Google Meet

Use the Present Now feature to share all or part of your screen

What to Know

  • During a meeting, click Present Now and select Your entire screen, A window, or Chrome tab.
  • To stop, click You Are Presenting > Stop Presenting.

How to Present on Google Meet Using Chrome

You can share your screen at any time during a Google Meet video call. The Chrome browser has the most options for sharing your screen, though you can also use Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari.

  1. Click Present Now. It's in the bottom toolbar.

    Presenting on Google Meet.
  2. Select Your entire screen, A window, or Chrome Tab from the pop-up menu.

    Presenting on Google Meet.
  3. Next, select which window or Chrome tab you want to share. You can share an app window, such as Photoshop or Microsoft Excel, or a tab displaying a website or a PDF.

    Presenting on Google Meet.

    If you're sharing a Chrome tab of a YouTube video, for example, uncheck Share Audio if you don't want to broadcast sound.

  4. Click Share.

    Presenting on Google Meet.
  5. To stop sharing, click You Are Presenting > Stop Presenting.

    Presenting on Google Meet.

Share Your Screen When Someone Else is Presenting

You can present your screen during someone else's presentation; theirs will pause.

  1. Click [Name] is presenting.

    Presenting on Google Meet.
  2. Select Your entire screen, A window, or Chrome Tab.

    Presenting on Google Meet.
  3. You'll get a pop-up confirming that you want to take over presenting. Click Share now.

    Presenting on Google Meet.
  4. Click Share.

    Presenting on Google Meet.

Join a Google Meet Only to Present

If you're presenting in a meeting but don't need to participate otherwise, you can join while only sharing your screen. You won't be on camera; only your screen.

  1. Go to Google Meet's site and click Present.

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  2. Select a window or application.

    Presenting on Google Meet.
  3. Click Share.

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How to Share Your Screen in the Google Meet App

 The process is similar on Android and iOS using the mobile app.

  1. Join the video call.

  2. Tap the screen and select the More menu (three vertical dots).

  3. Tap Share screen

    Sharing your screen in the Google Meet app.
  4. Tap Start Sharing > Start now. (Start Broadcast on iOS).

  5. To stop, tap Stop Sharing.

    Sharing your screen in the Google Meet app.

Sharing Your Screen Using a Browser Other Than Chrome

In addition to Chrome, Google Meet supports Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. Each browser has different options for presenting in Google Meet, though.

  • Sharing your entire screen is supported by Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.
  • Sharing a window is supported by Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
  • Sharing a browser tab is supported by Chrome and Edge.
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