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Present during a video meeting

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Meeting organizers with Google Workspace for Education can prevent participants from sharing their screen. 

You can present your entire screen or a specific window in a meeting to share documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more.

Examples:

  • Train new employees remotely.
  • Get clients up to speed with project ideas.
  • Hold virtual conferences or classes.
  • Share your meeting notes, projects, roadmaps, and research with international stakeholders.
  • Brainstorm and edit proposals with remote team members.

Present during a video meeting

Tip: There can be a maximum of 10 simultaneous presentations in a meeting at a time.
  1. Join a Meet video meeting.
  2. At the bottom, click Present now Share screen .
  3. Select Your entire screen, A window, or A tab.
    • If you present a Chrome tab, it shares that tab's audio by default.
    • To present a different tab, select the tab you want to present, click Share this tab instead.
    • If you present a Slides presentation through a tab, you can control it in Meet.
  4. Click Share.
  5. Optional: To unpin your presentation and view it as a tile, click Unpin . You can now see more participants while you present.

Tips:

  • If your camera is turned on, your video is active while you're presenting.
  • For better presentations and to prevent mirroring, share a new window or a specific tab instead of the meeting window.
  • To share your audio, you must select Share a Chrome tab or Share this tab.

Stop presenting

  • In the Meet window, click Stop Presenting.
  • At the bottom right, click You are presenting and then Stop presenting.

Present if someone else is already presenting

  1. At the bottom, click Present now.
  2. Select Your entire screen, A window, or Chrome Tab.
  3. Select Present instead.
Tip: If you start to present during someone else's presentation, their presentation will pause.

Control Slides presentations in Google Meet

The following Workspace editions can control Slides in Google Meet:
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Starter
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Essentials
  • Workspace Individual
  • Education Standard
  • Education Plus
  • Teaching & Learning Upgrade

If you’re using Google Meet on an eligible work or school account, you can control Google Slides presentations from within a Google Meet video meeting.

Important: To control a Google Slides presentation from a Google Meet video meeting, you must use a computer with a Chrome browser.

  1. In a Chrome tab or window, open the Slides file you want to present.
  2. In a different Chrome window, open Google Meet and join a video meeting.
  3. At the bottom of the meeting screen, click Present now and then A Tab.
  4. Select the tab with the Slides presentation, then click Share.
  5. In Google Meet, at the bottom right of the screen, click Start slideshow.
    • Important: You can only control a presentation in Google Meet when you're in slideshow mode.
  6. The control panel at the bottom right lets you:
    • Click to the next or previous slide with the arrow buttons.
    • Jump to a specific slide by clicking the slide number, and choosing from the list of slides.
    • End the slideshow by clicking Exit slideshow .
    • Open a panel for speaker notes in the Google Meet video meeting by clicking Show speaker notes Speaker notes. If you have speaker notes open, you can click Hide speaker notes Speaker notes.
    • Open links or play media embedded in the presentation.
      • After you click Slides media and hyperlink controls Play, a list of the links and media for the current slide will appear.

Present to Google Meet from Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides

Important: You must use a computer and a Chrome browser to present directly to Google Meet from Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
You can present directly to Google Meet from Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides. This can make it easier to present a document, sheet, or slideshow at a meeting. Before you present, join the meeting to know if it's being recorded. Learn how to use Google Meet with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Jamboard.

Share files you present

As you present, you can share access to the file when someone needs it. You can only share Docs, Sheets, or Slides files.

Important: To see share suggestions, you must use the Chrome or Edge browser and not be in Incognito mode.

  • A sharing suggestion only appears if you select “Present a tab” as the sharing mode.
  • You can grant access to the file and attach the file to the meeting’s Calendar event.
  • Meeting attendees get a notification that:
    • You shared the file.
    • The link is shared in the meeting’s chat.

Share during the presentation

  1. Click Share in Meet chat .
  2. Select an option:
    • If all participants have access to the file, the link is shared in the Meet chat and attached to the Calendar event.
    • If a participant doesn’t have access to the file, you’re notified with a pop-up. Click Share in Meet chat.
  3. The file is shared in the Meet chat and attached to the Calendar event.

Tip: To not attach a file to an event, in the pop-up, uncheck “Attach the file to the Calendar event.”

Share in Meet chat

  1. During or after the presentation, open Meet chat "".
  2. Click Share {filename}.
    • If all participants have access to the file, the link appears in the Meet chat.
  3. Click Send Send.
  4. If a participant doesn’t have access to the file, you’re notified with a pop-up. Click Share in Meet chat.
  5. The file is shared in the Meet chat.

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