Side-by-Side Mode for Screen Sharing Follow


Meeting and webinar participants who are viewing a shared screen can switch to Side-by-side mode. This enables them to see the shared screen alongside either the Speaker View or Gallery View, depending on which view they choose. They can also adjust the location of the separator between the shared screen and video to change the relative size of each side.

This article covers:


  • Zoom for Windows or Mac Version 4.1.8826.0925 or later

Note: Side-by-side mode does not work if dual monitors is enabled. 


View in Side-by-Side Mode

  1. When in a meeting and viewing a screen, click on View Options and choose Side-by-Side Mode.
  2. The shared screen will appear on the left and the speaker will appear on the right. You can slide the separator to the left or right to change the size of each side.
  3. Click Speaker View or Gallery View at the top to switch between the two.
  4. To exit Side-by-Side mode, click View Options, then click the Side-by-Side Mode option to deselect it.
    The video of the speaker will display at the top of the screen, with the shared screen in the center of the window.

Enter Side-by-side mode automatically

If you want to always enter Side-by-side mode automatically when a screen share is started, you can select this in your application settings.

  1. Click on Settings in the Zoom application.
  2. Under the General tab, check Side-by-Side Mode.
  3. When someone starts screen sharing, Zoom will automatically enter Side-by-Side mode.


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