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Using dual monitors with the Zoom desktop client Follow


The dual-monitor display feature allows the video layout and screen share content to be placed on two separate monitors/screens. Gallery or speaker view can be displayed on one monitor while the other monitor displays a content share. This is useful for PPT presentations and hiding notes from the participants.


  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, Mac, or Linux
  • Dual monitors enabled on your system
  • CPU: i5+ Quad Core (or higher) | i5+ Duo Core (or higher) 2GHz+
  • RAM: 4GB+

Note: Review the following documentation on configuring dual monitors.

Enabling dual monitors

To enable the dual monitors feature for your own use:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom Client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Navigate to the Use dual monitors option and verify that the setting is enabled.

To enable the dual-monitor feature for your own use:

  1. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  2. In the General tab, navigate to the Use dual monitors option and verify it's enabled.

Using dual-monitor displays in a Meeting

After joining or starting a meeting, you will see a Zoom window on each monitor. The meeting controls and participant's video will display on one monitor, while the other monitor will just display participants' video.

When you start sharing your screen, you can continue to view participant's video on the other monitor: