Present during a video meeting

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Meeting organizers with an edition of 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.


  • 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 call

To present your mobile screen to all video call participants, start a broadcast:

  1. Join a video call.
  2. Tap the screen and then More Customize and control Google Chrome
  3. Tap Share screen Share screen and thenStart Sharing.

Tip: You can present your screen during someone else's presentation. If you start to present, their presentation will pause.

To stop presenting your mobile screen, stop sharing:

  1. On your video call screen, tap Stop sharing Cancel presentation and then Ok.

Join only to present

When you join to present, only your window or application is shown in the video call. No audio or other video is shared.
  1. Open the Meet app Meet
    • Tap a video call from your upcoming meetings. 
    • To enter a meeting with a code or nickname, tap Join with code

Tip: You can only use nicknames with people in your organization. Meeting nicknames are currently only available to Google Workspace users.

  1. Instead of Join, tap Share Screen.
  2. In the "About screen sharing" window, tap Continue.
  3. In the video call, tap Start Now.

Tip: You can present your screen even if someone else is already presenting

Google Workspace for Education users

Prevent participants from sharing their screen

Meeting organizers can stop participants from sharing their screen. If you turn presentations off in recurring meetings or meetings that use the same meeting code, the setting will be saved for the next scheduled meeting. If you turn presentations off in a one-time, nicknamed, or instant meeting, the presentation setting will turn on after the meeting ends. 

To turn screen share on or off

  1. In a meeting, tap the screen and then Menu More
  2. Tap Meeting safety .
  3. On the bottom, turn Share their screen on or off.

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