Sharing your screen on Wayland

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The screen sharing options in Wayland are currently limited. To share just a specific application, you need to launch your Linux session with Xorg instead. This is a known issue and will be fixed in a future Zoom client release.

For information on previous, current, and upcoming releases for Linux, refer to Release notes for Linux.

Workarounds for screen sharing

Until Zoom can resolve this issue, we recommend trying the following workarounds.

Use a third-party virtual camera

Note: This workaround uses a third-party virtual camera tool that is not officially supported by Zoom. Refer to OBS Support if you have any issues.

  1. Install OBS on your Linux distro. Make sure your system meets all prerequisites for OBS.
  2. Open OBS and create a scene using Display Capture (share the entire screen) or Window Capture (share a specific window).
  3. In the Controls panel, click Start Virtual Camera.
  4. Start or join a Zoom meeting.
  5. Share your screen and select Content from a 2nd Camera.
  6. In the top-right corner, click Switch Camera until the OBS virtual camera is displayed as the screen share.

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