How to Enable Screen Share in Discord

If you are play games online on a computer, then you would probably know about Discord. It is a voice and text chat application that helps you to build small or large chat servers for your gaming or business groups. But most of the users of Discord are unaware of the wide variety of features provided by the Discord platform. One of them is a complete video calling and screen sharing feature in Discord.

This platform provides you a limit of around nine to ten members who can do a live video chat on a single server. while at the same time sharing their desktops. This feature can be directly used through its official app. So you do not have to download any third-party Softwares or programs to make it work.

The Screen Sharing feature can be very helpful, and this is why Discord is ahead of its competition in the market. Other apps put a certain bandwidth for their users during streaming, but Discord tackles this problem and makes this feature free for its users with unlimited bandwidth. So, let’s see in this article how you can configure the screen-sharing feature in Discord.

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How to Enable Screen Share in Discord

How to Enable Screen Share in Discord?

For setting up the Screen Share feature in discord, we have to make sure that the video and audio hardware are perfectly set up on the  Discord client. To check this, you should put a webcam in your monitor and plug a microphone to check this properly working or not. After then, you can add and connect with your friends into your server. But make sure that all of your friends are on PC because it does bit work in the mobile application.

Video/Camera Settings

Step 1: So, After getting into the application, go to your settings page. You can do this by clicking on the cog icon, which is at the right of your username in the lower-left portion of the discord interface.

Step 2: Through the left-hand menu, move to the App Settings and click on the Voice and Video. Using this option, you can change the setting for voice and video chat.

How to Enable Screen Share in Discord

Step 3: After this, scroll to the Video setting section and choose the video camera you are using from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: In the right of it, you would have an option to Test Video just to make sure that everything is working accordingly.

Step 5: If you are on the Discord browser app in place of the standalone app, then you may have to give permission to enable the camera from the popup in the browser for using it effectively.

Step 6: So, click on the Allow button to give it access.

How to Enable Screen Share in Discord

Now your Discord program has permission to access the camera and microphone of your computer to make everything works perfectly.

How to Add  Someone to Your Call List in Discord? 

For starting a Video call, you have to be friends with everyone on Discord who is in your Group list. If everyone in the group is on your friend list, then now you can start the call easily.

Now go to your homepage if you are not in it by clicking the Discord icon, which you can see at the top left of the screen.

Step 1:  Access your friend list by clicking on the Friends option.

Step 2:  After this, from there, you can click on the username of your friend or move over their name. And that will give you the option of doing a Video Call.

How to Enable Screen Share in Discord

Step 3:  When you click on the Friends name, it will automatically open a dm with your friend. Above the DM window, you can select to start a Video Call by choosing the video call icon.

If you are on the Android or iOS system, then you can start a video call by clicking the triple dot icon. From there, do a Dm or Group chat to select Start Video Call option.

How to use the Screen Share Feature?

After your call has started, there are some great features that you can use to arrange things more accordingly. So, let’s check out those steps.

How to Enable Screen Share in Discord

Expand Down Arrow

While doing the video call on the left, you would see an icon with an “Expand Down” option. During the Video Call, clicking on this icon will help you to expand your video screen to set up it to the maximum height set by you in the Discord.

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Changing from Video to Screen Share Mode

The two icons in just in the next will give you the option for changing the Video Calling to enable the Screen Share feature. I think you may know about the “Video Call” icon, but the other one on its left side is the “Screen Share” icon.

The best thing about this feature is that you can change between them at any time during the call. And while changing to the Screen Share mode, you can also choose which monitor (if you have two) or which application window to share.

Mute Option and User Settings

Before the “Leave Call” button. There is two option to its left side the first one which looks like a microphone is a mute toggle option, and its functions are for muting and unmuting your microphone when it is clicked. The other icon is the “User Setting”  icon, which opens up your user setting if clicked it the same as the one which appears on the home screen of the Discord.

Quit Call Button

So, the following option is the “leave call” button. As its name suggests, this button is used to quit the call. While on the call, when you press this button, it will cut your call.

Full-Screen Toggle

So the last option is the Full-Screen option. When you press on this icon, it will directly fully maximize your call screen no matter which is your current view. To exit from the full screen, you can click on the view selector or Hit the ESC key.


So, these are the steps that you can use to enable the screen share in Discord and also use its features while on the Video Call or Sharing Screen with your friends.

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