If you're having trouble sharing your screen, here are a few steps to follow that will fix the most common issues.
Connect to a Call Using Your Computer
This will check off a few potential firewall issues. If connecting through your computer doesn't work, you might need to talk to your internet provider or company about enabling Dialpad Meetings or WebRTC connections on your network.
WebRTC is the technology that allows you to connect through your browser and computer.
Clear Your Browser Cache
Screen sharing is a graphics-intensive process, older processors may need to clear memory to make room.
In Google Chrome, go to Settings > History > Clear Browsing Data > Check Cached images and files and Cookies and other site plug-in data.
Close/Quit Browser & Terminate Browser Processes
Closing the browser is not enough — the browser might still be running in the background. You'll need to terminate the process by pressing CTL + ALT + DEL on a PC or Quit + Function on a Mac.
....But my Screen Share Only Breaks on Chrome
Users with a pending Chrome update who attempt to share their screen while on Meetings in Chrome on macOS, see that their screen sharing breaks or stops working.
The cause is a bug with how Chrome introduces pending updates. Upgrading will remove the pending update and resetting permissions will then restore permissions.
- Chrome v 98.0.4758.132, 99.0.4844.74, 100.0.4896.45, 101.0.4929.5, 101.0.4933.0
- Screen Sharing on Google Chrome
Steps to Fix
- Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy Tab > Screen Recording.
- Click the lock labeled Click the lock
- When prompted, enter an admin username and password
- If it’s already checked, uncheck the box for Google Chrome in the list on the right side.
- If prompted, choose Later
- Check the same box for Google Chrome that you just unchecked
- If prompted, choose Quit & Reopen
Last Resort: Open a Support Ticket
If the steps above don't solve your issue, reach out to our Support Team so we can take a look.