Present during a video meeting

You can present your entire screen or a specific window in a meeting. While you present, you can share information such as documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.


  • When using Google Workspace, you can hold large remote events.
  • Workspace organizations with admin capabilities can switch this feature on or off for the entire organization.
  • On your computer, when you click Present before you join a meeting, you join in Companion mode. When you use this option, your mic and speaker are unavailable.

Learn more about Google Meet settings for admins.

Present during a video meeting

Tip: There can be a maximum of 10 simultaneous presentations in a meeting at a time.

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

  1. Join a video meeting.
  2. Tap the screen and then More More
  3. Tap Share screen  and then Start Sharing.
    • To share your audio, select the checkbox on the "Present to everyone" pop-up. When audio is shared, noise cancellation might not be available.
      • Tip: This is only available on the Meet app .
    • If you mute your microphone, your audio will stop being shared.

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 a broadcast:

  1. On your video meeting screen, tap Stop sharing  and then Ok.

Join only to present

When you join to present, only your window or application is shown in the video meeting. No audio or other video is shared.
  1. Open the Meet app Meet app:
    • Tap a video meeting 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 meeting, tap Start Broadcast.

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

Prevent participants from sharing their screen

Important: To use this feature, you must turn on Host Management.
Meeting hosts 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 are saved for the next scheduled meeting. If you turn presentations off in a one-time, nicknamed, or instant meeting, the presentation setting turns 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 Host controls .
  3. On the bottom, turn Share their screen on or off.
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