Enabling screen sharing in Zoom meetings

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Screen sharing settings can be configured by admins from the web portal. Screen sharing is enabled by default for most accounts, but can be toggled on or off for certain users or the entire account. If screen sharing is disabled, admins can enable this feature and turn on the ability for hosts to allow meeting participants to share their screen.

After enabling this feature, learn how to share your screen or desktop in Zoom meetings.

This article covers:

Prerequisites for enabling screen sharing in Zoom meetings

  • Account owner or admin privileges

How to enable screen or desktop sharing

Account

To enable the screen sharing feature for all members of your organization:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit account settings.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Account Management then Account Settings.
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under In Meeting (Basic), click the Screen sharing toggle to enable or disable it. 
  5. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
  6. (Optional) Adjust additional screen sharing options.
  7. (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

To enable the screen sharing feature for all members of a specific group:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit groups.
  2. In the navigation menu, click User Management then Groups.
  3. Click the applicable group name from the list.
  4. Click the Meeting tab.
  5. Under In Meeting (Basic), click the Screen sharing toggle to enable or disable it. 
  6. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable 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) Adjust additional screen sharing options.
  8. (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 the screen sharing feature for your own use:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under In Meeting (Basic), click the Screen sharing toggle to enable or disable it. 
  5. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
  6. In the Enable Screen sharing window, click Enable to verify the change.
  7. (Optional) Adjust additional screen sharing options.

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