How to share your screen on Google Hangouts, and make your next meeting more efficient

When you’re hosting a video chat, sometimes it’s useful or easier to simply let the other person see your screen, or a specific window you’re viewing, like a presentation.

Rather than having to explain something, which may be difficult to put into words, you can provide a visual that makes it easier to understand.

If you’re using Google Hangouts, there’s an easy fix that is built into the program itself.

Here’s how to use it:

How to share your screen on Google Hangouts

Once you’re in a Hangout, it’s relatively easy to share your screen, and the process should only take you a few seconds to complete:

1. Click the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen.

The process to share your screen on Google Hangouts will only take a few steps.

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The process to share your screen on Google Hangouts will only take a few steps.
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2. Select “Share Screen.”

When you share your screen on Google Hangouts you can either show your entire screen or certain windows.

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When you share your screen on Google Hangouts you can either show your entire screen or certain windows.
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3. Click on how you want to share your screen – you can either share the entire screen, which is the default option, or you can toggle over to the application window section of the pop-up to select individual windows to share with video participants.

You can either show your entire screen or an application window on Google Hangouts.

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You can either show your entire screen or an application window on Google Hangouts.
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4. Click “Share.”

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