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Follow presenter's pointer during screen sharing Follow


When a presenter is sharing a screen that is at a higher resolution than yours, you can automatically follow the presenter’s pointer on your desktop client. This is particularly useful when only a portion of the shared screen is visible to you, helping you to stay focused on the important part of the shared screen.


  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 5.3.1 (52877.0927) or higher
    • macOS: 5.3.1 (52877.0927) or higher

Note: The presenter cannot be sharing content from within a Zoom Rooms meeting.


Note: You must be viewing the presentation at 100% (original size) or higher for this feature to work.

To change the presentation's zoom ratio:

  1. Click on View Options.
  2. Hover your mouse over Zoom Ratio.
  3. Select a zoom ratio of 100% (or higher) or higher to view the presentation.

To follow the presenter's pointer during screen sharing:

  1. Start or join a meeting or webinar on a Zoom desktop client.
  2. When screen sharing begins, the Follow Presenter’s Pointer option is automatically enabled.
  3. If you manually move the shared content, you see a message that lets you know that the option to follow the presenter’s pointer has been disabled.
  4. To re-enable following the presenter’s focus, under View Options, choose the option Follow presenter’s pointer.