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Android: Start screen share

Once a participant is in the meeting, follow these steps to help them start sharing their screen.


  • Android 5.0 or above

Step 1: Show meeting controls

“When you are inside the Zoom application on your phone, you'll see a few buttons at the bottom. If you don’t see them, you can tap anywhere on the screen to get them to show.”

Demonstration of a hand tapping the screen while in a zoom meeting to display the meeting controls.

Tap the screen while in a Zoom meeting to display the meeting controls

Step 2: Share your screen

“You should see Audio, Video, Share content, Participants, and three dots over to the right. "Share content" and “Chat” will be important for us today.

Any questions?

First, I'd like you to share your screen with me. Tap on the arrow that says Share content.”

Screenshot of the Zoom app with the meeting controls displayed

The meeting controls are displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: Select screen

“Then, tap screen.”

Screenshot of the Zoom app menu with the Share menu opened.

Choose Screen in the menu to share your screen

Step 4: Start broadcast

“You may see a “sensitive info” alert. This is just letting you know what the screen share will be sharing.

It also may ask you to give Zoom permission to display over other apps, toggle yes. Then hit the back arrow.

Tap Start Now (maybe)”

Screenshot of a confirmation window stating that Zoom will start capturing everything that's displayed on your screen.

Start sharing if you are aware that everything on your screen will be shared

Step 5: You’re broadcasting

“Great, now I can see your phone screen!

Zoom will continue to run in the background. You can now choose the app that you would like to share and can tap the arrow to open this menu to stop sharing.”

Screenshot of an Android home screen with a menu expanded on the bottom.

You are sharing your screen if you see the gray icon with an arrow at the bottom

Step 6: Turn Share Audio ON

“If you need to hear your participant's audio during the session, you’ll first need to make sure the settings are ready. Follow the steps here to set up an Android device to share device audio.

If the settings are turned on, you’ll see the Share Audio: OFF/ON option. Tap share audio to turn it on.”

Screenshot of an Android home screen with a menu on the bottom showing whether Sharing Audio is on or off.

To share the audio, toggle the Share Audio button until it's on

For further support, you can visit screen sharing on Zoom

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