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Enabling Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host Follow

Overview

Account owners and admins can now limit screen sharing to applications only, preventing the host and participants from sharing their entire desktop. When this option is enabled, users can only share selected applications and files. This option is useful for account owners and admins because it manages what participants see and do on their screen, limiting screen sharing to applications instead of their entire desktop.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, 4.6.0 (13610.1201) or higher
  • Zoom desktop client for macOS, 4.6.0 (13614.1202) or higher
  • Account owner or admin privileges

Enabling Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host

Account

To enable Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host for all users in the account:

    1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit account settings.
    2. In the navigation panel, click Account Management then Account Settings.
    3. Click the Meeting tab.
    4. Under In Meeting (Basic), verify that Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host is enabled.
    5. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog box appears, click Turn On to verify the change.
    6. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon , and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Group

Note: If you signed up for a new Zoom account after August 21, 2021; or the New Admin Experience is enabled on your account, the Group Management page has been renamed to Groups.

To enable Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host for a group of users:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit groups.
  2. In the navigation panel, click User Management then Group Management.
  3. Click the applicable group name from the list, then click the Settings tab.
  4. Click the Meeting tab.
  5. Under In Meeting (Basic), verify that Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host is enabled.
  6. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog box appears, click Turn On to verify the change.
    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at the account level and needs to be changed at that level.
  7. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in the group, click the lock icon , and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

User

To enable Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host for your own use:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation panel, click Settings.
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under In Meeting (Basic), verify that Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host is enabled.
  5. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog box appears, click Turn On to verify the change.
    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the group or account level. You need to contact your Zoom admin.

Note: Once the setting is enabled, when a user shares their screen during a meeting, the Desktop options will not be listed as options for screen sharing, as well as the Portion of Screen option under Advanced.