Share your screen with Slack Calls

Meetings are meant for sharing ideas, so make sure yours are seen. If you use the Slack desktop app for Mac or Windows, you can share your screen during a Slack call with a click of a button. 

Note: If you ever need some extra help with Slack’s call features, check out our troubleshooting guide.


Step 1: Start a call

  1. From either a channel or DM, click the  phone icon at the top of your screen.
  2. From a DM your call will start right away. From a channel, click Start new call to post it to the channel.

Tip: Check out Make calls in Slack for more in-depth instructions. 📞


Step 2: Share your screen

During a call, any participant can share their screen. Just click the   Share your screen icon to enable or disable screen sharing.Full_Layout_-_screensharing__1_.png

Tip: Take a look at all the actions you can take when you're on a call.


Step 3: Review screen sharing tips

Take turns

🙌  During a call, only one person can share their screen at a time. When you're done presenting, unshare your screen to allow the next person to take the reins. Yay teamwork! 

Active Speaker

🎥  The member sharing their screen becomes the active speaker by default: other teammates on the call will only see the active speaker's screen, even when others are talking. 

Google Chrome

💻  If you use Slack in Google Chrome, you can view your teammates shared screen, but you won't be able to start a screen share from your end. To share your own screen, you'll need to switch to the Slack app for Mac or Windows

Who can use this feature?
  • All members and Guests can use this feature. 
  • Available for paid plans.

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