Google Meet is more than just using your iPhone or iPad cameras to relay the video. If you want to give live presentations, present ideas, train employees, or do just about anything that involves screen broadcasting, Google Meet makes that more than possible. But how do you share your screen in Google Meet on iPhone and iPad?
I have to admit that Google Meet doesn’t exactly show you a clearly visible “Share screen” option to start broadcasting during a video meeting (like in Zoom). If you’re not sure what to do to share the screen on your iPhone or iPad, let’s take a look at the whole process.
I will also share a nifty tip on what to do if screen sharing doesn’t work in Google Meet on iPhone and iPad. So read on.
Confidentiality – Activate Do not disturb
Before you start screen sharing in Google Meet, it’s always a good idea to consider potential privacy issues. Since Google Meet will broadcast everything on your screen without exception, plan your screen sharing sessions well in advance so that you do not accidentally share personal data with other participants.
For example, a great way to prevent notifications or phone calls from appearing on the screen and leaking sensitive information during a broadcast session is to turn on Do Not Disturb for your iPhone or iPad.
You can use the Control Center to activate / deactivate Do Not Disturb, but it is also best to verify that the feature is set to work even with the screen unlocked.
Go to the Settings app, select Do not disturb, then make sure Always is selected under the Silence section. If you do not want repeated calls to bypass Do Not Disturb, you can also turn off repeat calls (under the Telephone section).
Start sharing your screen in Google Meet
Once you’ve started or joined a meeting in Google Meet, screen sharing on iPhone or iPad is pretty easy as long as you know what to do. Alternatively, you can share the screen right away when you join a meeting. Let’s see the two methods below.
Screen sharing during a meeting
Step 1: To start sharing your screen when you are in a meeting, first touch the video pane. You will then see an icon with three dots appear in the upper right corner of the screen – tap it.
2nd step: In the menu that appears, tap Current screen.
Step 3: Tap Start Broadcast.
Google Meet starts a countdown from three to zero. Consider using this time to quickly get to where you want to start sharing the screen.
The video on your iPhone or iPad will then start to transmit a live recording from your screen instead of the camera feed. Your microphone and audio will continue to operate normally.
Point: Tap Stop broadcasting during the countdown to cancel the broadcast.
Screen sharing when attending a meeting
Step 1: Whenever you are about to join a meeting after entering a meeting code or at the start of a scheduled meeting, do not tap Join Meeting. Instead, tap Present.
2nd step: You will come across a screen with a brief description of screen sharing – click Continue.
Step 3: Tap Start Broadcast. Google Meet starts a countdown from three to zero before starting the broadcast.
Unlike broadcasting once you join a meeting, this method mutes the microphone by default. Tap the video pane of the Zoom app and tap the Turn on sound icon to turn it back on manually.
Stop sharing your screen in Google Meet
When your screen is finished streaming, return to the Google Meet app, then tap End presentation. This will end the presentation, but you will still be connected to the meeting, which you must manually exit if you wish.
You can also stop the broadcast without accessing the Google Meet app. To do this, tap the red color icon in the upper left corner of the screen, and then tap Stop.
As with the method above, you will still be connected to the meeting despite the end of the broadcast.
Meet and share
Thanks to its ability to spread your screen to other people, the possibilities of Google Meet are limitless. Remember to take proper precautions against potential privacy issues, and you should be good.
Zooming is a great alternative to Google Meet. Click the link below to find out how these apps compare.
Last updated on May 29, 2020
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