How to share your screen and present on Google Meet

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  • You can share your screen on Google Meet to present documents, web pages, or tabs in the meeting.
  • Google Meet lets you share your screen on a computer or mobile device.
  • On a computer, you can choose whether you want to share the entire screen or just a window or a tab.
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In the age of remote working, Google Meet, Google’s conferencing tool, gives businesses and teams a reliable option outside of the industry leader

Zoom
.

Among its many features,

Google meet
gives you the ability to virtually share your screen with other people during the meeting. This way your team members can see the documents, presentations, spreadsheets or web pages you are viewing for easier collaboration.

If you’re using Google Meet on a computer, you can share your entire screen or a specific window or tab. On a mobile device, you can only share your entire screen. Here’s how to do it all.

How to share your screen in Google Meet using a computer

1. Join your meeting with Google Meet.

2. In the icon toolbar at the bottom center of your screen, click the icon to Present now, which looks like a square with an arrow inside.

Screenshot of Google Meeting highlighting "present now" icon

Click the “Show Now” button.

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3. From the context menu, select if you want to share Your whole screen, A window, or A tongue.

Google Meet screenshot "present now" Contextual menu

Choose how you want to share your screen.

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4. Select the area of ​​your screen that you want to share in the window that appears.

Screenshot of the Google Meet screen sharing pop-up window

In the pop-up window, select what you want to share.

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5. Click on Share.

6. To stop the presentation, choose either Stop presenting in the upper right corner of the screen or Stop on the top corner left.

Screenshot of Google Meet split screen with "stop sharing" highlighted buttons

Click any of these buttons to stop sharing your screen.

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How to share your screen in Google Meet using a mobile device

1. Join the Google meeting. You can access the meeting from the Google Calendar app, from the Google Meet app, or from the Meet Gmail app tab.

2. In the lower right corner of the video screen, tap the three vertical dots icon.

Screenshot of the three-dot icon of the Google Meet app

Tap the icon in the lower right corner.

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3. From the context menu, select Share screen.

Screenshot of Google Meet app menu pop-up

Tap “Share Screen” from the pop-up menu.

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4. Tap Start the broadcast in the pop-up window.

Screenshot of Google Meet app, sharing screen pop-up

Select “Start Broadcast” to start sharing your screen.

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5. Your screen should now be visible to other meeting members, and you can continue with your presentation.

6. To stop the presentation, press Stop sharing in the center of your screen, or tap the three vertical dots icon and select Stop sharing in the pop-up window.

Screenshot of the split screen in the Google Meet mobile app

When you have finished presenting, press “Stop Sharing”.

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