Joining a meeting using Meet hardware? Use Companion Mode for inclusive hybrid meetings. Learn more.

Present to a video meeting

These instructions are for Enterprise Meet hardware accounts only. For help with Meet on Web, Android, and iOS, go to the Google Meet Help Center.

You can share content on your laptop—for example, a set of slides, a document, a spreadsheet—during the video meeting. Whether in a room or on personal devices, other meeting participants can see what you share.

Join from a room and present from a laptop

If you plan to join a meeting from a room, bring your laptop if you want to share content. You join the meeting through the display, but present from your laptop.

For example, on a Chromebook, you can share your whole screen. On laptops with other operating systems, you can also share just a specific window.

Tip: The name of the video meeting or code is at the top of the display.

  1. Go to Meet.
  2. Select the scheduled meeting, or enter a meeting code.
  3. Click Present to meeting.
  4. Select a window or application.
  5. Select Share.

Note: Presenters do not need a Google Account.


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You can join the video meeting and present to others from the same laptop.

What do I need to do when I’m done presenting and someone else wants to present?
If you plan to share again after them, you don't need to do anything. The Chromebox should focus on the most recently shared screen. If you don't need to share any more, just close the browser tab that you are using to share your screen.
Can I use the room to do a presentation, even if I’m not using it for a video meeting?

Even if you don't have people in another location, you can still use Chromebox to present to the people in the room. Just start a new meeting in Google Meet on the Chromebox device in the room and present to it from your laptop.

To present using Meet hardware, see Use the Meet touchscreen.

When sharing my desktop, can people see everything?

It depends on how much of your screen you share. If you share one browser window or application, that's all your audience will see. If you share your whole desktop, your audience can see everything on your screen.

When you select Present in Google Meet, you can then choose whether to share your entire screen or an application window. 

Share in full-screen mode during a video meeting

When you share your screen, what you show uses as much of the viewing window as possible. When another participant chooses your video feed or if they're in Present to everyone mode, the thumbnail photos of the participants block whatever appears in the window's lower section. You can hide or show the participant photos by clicking the thumbnail icon . For details, see Start a video call.

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