How To Enable Discord Screen Share (Easy Method 2020)

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How To Enable Discord Screen share

In this post, I’m going to show you how to enable Discord Screen Share easily and fix black Screen and Audio Issues. I have given some fixes for Discord screen share errors below.

So, let’s get started.

​What is Discord Screen Share?

The screen share in Discord is a feature that allows users on your Discord chat server (maximum 10) to interact with your monitor.
Discard is a great app that helps users to communicate with others via text, voice and video calls.
Along with the screen share feature, you may also execute video calling at the same time that’s an outstanding in-built feature of Discord.

Do you want to know the best part?

Using the Screen Share feature in Discord doesn’t require the installation of any additional software.

Cool, isn’t it?

So, let’s enable this feature as quickly as possible.

How to enable Discord Screen Share

Most people don’t know of the screen share feature. Instead, they only use voice chat to communicate.
You and nine others can go live using this feature by sharing your desktop screen.
To enable this feature, you need to make sure that your video and audio hardware is properly prepared on the Discord.

VIDEO/CAMERA SETTINGS

The best way to access Discord Screen share is to edit some settings from the setting page of discord.

Your question might be:

How to enable discord screen share?

Here are the few steps to enable discord screen share:

  1. Go to the settings page by clicking on the cog icon to the right of your username.
  2. After going to “App Settings”, select “Voice and Video” from the left pane.
  3. Go to “Video Settings” and select your video camera.
  4. On the right, you’ll notice the option “Test Video”. Give it a trial in order to make sure everything is working smoothly.

ADD FRIENDS

It is clear that,
In order to initiate a video call, you will need to add Friends on Discord. Once many people are on your Friend list, now you can get the call started!

You might ask:

How to add friends in discord and call them?

Here are the few steps to add friends to discord and video call them:

  1. Go to your “HomePage” by clicking on the Discord icon at the top left of the screen.
  2. Click on Friends to open your “Friend list”.
  3. From here, you can either search the username of that friend or, drift over their username which will show you the option to start a Video Call.
  4. By clicking on a friend’s name, you can now message them directly.
  5. At the top of the DM window, you’ll see the appropriate icon to start a video call.

VIDEO CALL & SCREEN SHARING (DESKTOP)

Once your call starts, you can use many features to arrange the things you like.
Here are the salient features you can do after you start a call.

EXPAND DOWN ARROW

You can expand your screen with the “Expand Down” arrow.

After you start a video call, clicking the arrow in the top left corner expands your video screen to the maximum height in the Discord.

SWAPPING FROM VIDEO TO SCREEN SHARE Mode

After you enable the video call, you will see two icons at the bottom of the screen.
Both of these icons will give you the option to swapping to enable screen share from a video call.
I think you should be familiar with the “video call” icon by now.

But, did you notice the Screen Share Icon?

Also, Read: Mic Not Working On Discord

The icon on the left that shows the monitor screen with a center arrow is the “Screenshare” icon.
With this icon, you can be swapping between video and screen share mode at any time throughout the call. When swapping between a screen share and a video call, you can either choose which monitor to share the screen with or a particular application window.

Point to be noted is that:

The best thing about that Button is:

You can even swap between the monitor screen share and the application window by clicking on the screen share icon.

LEAVE CALL BUTTON

This button does exactly what it says.
When this button is pressed, you will drop your call. Avoid accidentally clicking on this button until you’re done with your conversation.

TOGGLE SETTINGS

You’ll see an icon that looks like a microphone to the right of the “Late Call” button. This is the “toggle” icon that will mute or unmute your microphone.

TOGGLE FULL-SCREEN

Toggle full screen is another feature of Discord screen share.

By Clicking on the toggle full-screen icon will fully expand your video call screen.
If you want to exit the full screen, simply press the ESC key.

VIDEO MARQUEEING

If you want to focus on a specific user during a group video call, you can focus their video by clicking on the user’s avatar while placing others in the marquee on the right.
If you want to divert attention to another user, click on another user’s avatar in Marquee.
SHARE SOUND WHILE USING SCREEN SHARE

Here’s the kicker:

When you’re in screen share mode, you have the option to enable your sounds on the screen.

If you want to allow other users to hear all the pings and chimes, you’ll need to toggle the SOUND while in the “Application Window”.

But it gets worse when I say:

Screen share mode is not currently available for mobile phones.

So, this is how you enable Discord Screen Share.

But users sometimes encounter a black screen using Discord Screen Share.
I also provide you Fix for Discord Screen Share Black Screen.

Fix Discord Screen Share Black Screen

You might have encountered this bug too often while you were trying to enable Discord Screen Share.
When enabling Discard Screen Share, if you see a black screen in front of the screen, then no problem.
You can fix this problem with the below method.
Follow these steps to fix Discord screen share Black screen error:
  1.  First, try restarting your PC.
  2. Open the Discord app and restart the Screen Share
  3. It is better to look for the GPU. Sometimes, the problem can be caused due to the automatically switching GPU.
  4. Update the GPU driver with the latest version.
  5. If your problem still persists, try uninstalling and uninstalling the Discord app.

Another problem that Discord users most often face while enabling Discord screen share is Audio not working issue.

Don’t worry.

I will provide a fix for this too.

Fix Discord Screen Share Audio Not Working

While streaming and using the screen sharing feature on the chat server, you sometimes encounter the problem of the discord audio not working.
Audio issues can be avoided if you can confirm that the SOUND button is toggled ON.
You can also update your Audio drivers to fix this issue.

Final Thoughts

Discord Screen Share is a great way to share your ongoing progress with your friends using your Desktop screen only.
Every feature of Screen Share is amazing and worth it.

Thanks for visiting, if you have face any issue in Discord Screen Share while communicating with your friends then comment below, I will try to answer as soon as possible

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