Share Your Screen
  • 19 Sep 2023
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Share Your Screen

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Article Summary

Want to make your meetings more collaborative and ensure comprehension from all participants?

Dialpad Meetings allows you to share your screen with all meeting Participants, either your entire screen or just a single tab.

Let's take a look at sharing your screen in Dialpad Meetings.  

Who can use this feature
Screensharing is available to all Dialpad Meetings Users.

Start a screen share

To share your screen during an active meeting, select the Share Screen Icon from your Meeting's bottom bar. 

  1. Choose what you'd like to share
    • Entire Screen
    • Application Windo
    • Specific Tab 
  2. Select Share

While sharing a screen, you'll see an alert in the top-right corner indicating your screenshare is active.


If you're using dual monitors, you'll need to also select the screen to share by scrolling down in the pop-up.

Stop sharing your screen

There are two ways to stop sharing your screen.

  1. Selecting the Screen Share icon again
  2. Select Stop Sharing from the live screen share indicator

Share audio during screen share

Imagine sharing your screen during a presentation with a large audience. You play a demo video from one of the slides, and even though the participants can see the video, they can’t hear the audio. Or, the audio quality is muffled because you're trying to position the mic in just the right way so that it can pick up sounds from the video. 

Not to worry, Dialpad allows you to share system audio with your audience. 

  1. Click the Share your screen icon located in the bottom toolbar
  2. Click the Share tab audio checkbox at the bottom left 


When sharing a browser window or tab, the audio that's playing will be streamed along with the screen you're sharing.

If you're sharing your entire screen, system audio will only stream with the screen share if you are using a Windows device.

If you're on a Mac OS, system audio can only be shared via browser tab.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I still access meeting controls while sharing my screen?

Yes, you're able to return to the active meeting and access meeting controls as usual.

Who can end a screen share?

Organizers are able to end all screen shares. 

Participants, however, can only end screen shares they started.

Is a Dialpad Meetings account required?

No, all Participants can share their screens.

Which web browsers can I use for this feature?

Please review this Help Center article to understand the web browsers supported by Dialpad Meetings and its capabilities.

Can I use screen share on my mobile device?

No. Both the iOS and the Android apps do not allow you to start a screen share, but you're able to view someone else's screen share from your mobile device.

Is the screen share stored?

Screen shares are encrypted both in transit and at rest from the time you start it until it ends. None of the information you display is accessible to anyone other than the Organizer and Participants viewing the screen share through a conference URL.

Dialpad Meetings does not retain a screen share and its data after the screen share ends.

I upgraded to macOS Catalina or later — why isn't screen share working?

You'll need to go into your computer's security and privacy settings and grant Google Chrome access to Screen Recording in order to use Dialpad Meetings' screen share feature.


Why is my system audio not streaming with my screenshare?

This could be a case of which operating system you are using. 

If you're using a macOS, shared system audio can only be streamed if you're sharing a browser tab.

If you're using a Windows OS, you're able to stream your system audio from a full-screen share, or from a browser share.

Why can't I can't share my computer's audio when I'm screensharing?

Sharing your computor's audio during a screenshare is only available when you're using the web (broswer) app, not the desktop app.

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