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How to Let People Share Their Screens in a Zoom Meeting

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Screen sharing is an important part of Zoom conference calls. In many situations, it’s crucial to be able to show exactly what you’re talking about. If you’re organizing the meeting, you’ll need to allow participants to share their screens in Zoom.

Sharing your screen is great for literally showing what’s on your screen, but it also needs to be enabled for Zoom’s Whiteboard feature. We’ll show you how to do that and how to allow multiple people to share screens at once.

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Allow People to Share Their Screens in Zoom

To allow participants to share their screens, you’ll need to create and start the meeting first. This is not something you can choose beforehand.

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Next, if you’re using the Windows, Mac, or Linux client, click the “Security” button, then check the “Share Screen” option.

enable share screen

On iPhoneiPad, and Android, you’ll need to select the three-dot menu button.

zoom menu button

Then tap “Security.”

select security

And now, you can toggle on “Share Screen.”

toggle on share screen

That’s all there is to it! Everyone in the Zoom video meeting can now share their screens.

Allow Multiple People to Share Their Screens in Zoom at Once

Allowing multiple people in a Zoom meeting to share their screens is a simple thing to do as well. Again, you’ll need to be in charge of a video meeting in progress, and you must be using the Windows, Mac, or Linux client.

Select the little arrow beside the green “Share Screen” button.

share screen arrow icon

From the pop-up menu, select “Multiple Participants Can Share Simultaneously.”

Multiple participants can share simultaneously.

It’s as easy as that. Now more than one person can share their screen or use the Whiteboard at a time. Zoom can feel a little overwhelming with all of its features, but things like this can really improve your meetings.

This post was written by Joe Fedewa and was first posted to

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