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Business meetings are anything but fun. It’s all about the numbers, the KPIs, evaluating everybody’s performance, and so on. Meeting presentations are very boring, and everybody agrees to that. Even though everybody has moved to the digital realm, it seems that meeting presentations are here to stay.

But there are moments when the other meeting attendees can’t see the screen you’re sharing, or their presentation won’t show up on your screen. If you’re experiencing this problem on Google Meet, follow the troubleshooting solutions below.

How to Fix Google Meet Presentation Issues

Quick Fixes

One of the quickest ways to solve this problem is to quit the meeting, disable all the browser extensions, and rejoin the meeting using Chrome. Google Meet supports Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari, but Google’s browser is less prone to bugs than other browsers.

On the other hand, other users confirmed they solved the problem by installing the Google Meet Grid View Fix extension. Check if this method yields positive results for you as well.

If you’re using the Google Meet app, log out and uninstall the app. Then restart your device and reinstall the app. Additionally, make sure your browser and operating system are up-to-date.

Several users solved this issue by hitting the chat icon on the right side. Do that and check if the presenter’s screen shows up.

Enable Spotlight View

Make sure you did not pin the host or the presentation screen. Instead, use the Spotlight layout. Go to Settings, select Change layout, and enable Spotlight Mode.

google meet enable spotlight

This full-screen layout gives you the option to display the presentation on the entire screen.

Set Video Options to Auto

  1. First, join your meeting and then click on Settings.
  2. Select the Video Option.
  3. Then click on the Receive Resolution option.
  4. Select Auto. Many users confirmed the problem was using the Audio Only setting.receive resolution google meet settings
  5. Check if the presentation is showing now.

Power Wash Your Chromebook

Other users fixed this problem by deleting their local profiles. If you’re on ChromeOS, power-wash your device.

  1. Sign out of your account, and then press and hold down the Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R keys.
  2. Hit the Restart option and then select the Powerwash option.powerwash chromebook
    • Keep in mind this action will reset all your settings and wipe out all user information from your device.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your Chromebook.
  4. Then sign back in and check the results.

Allow Your Browser to Record Your Screen

If you use a Macbook, you need to allow Meet and your browser to record and share your screen.

  1. Navigate to System Preferences, and select Security & Privacy.
  2. Then navigate to Privacy and select Screen recording in the left-hand pane.
  3. On the right-hand pane, tick the Chrome or Safari box.

allow screen recording google chrome macOS

Conclusion

If other Google Meet users can’t see your screen when you’re presenting, or the other way around, disable your browser extensions. Then switch to Google Chrome if you’re not using it already. Enable Spotlight view, set the Receive resolution settings to Auto, and check if that helps. Did you manage to fix the problem? Share your feedback in the comments below.



This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages



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