How to share screen on discord – Step By Step Guide

| Updated on: October 24, 2019

Discord is a revolutionary communication platform especially developed for gamers, which enhances the gaming experience by allowing users to communicate via text, voice or video.

It allows you to create a community or join an existing community that shares a similar interest as you. You can join an existing discord server easily through an invitation link. As well as you can also create your own server with a valid name and add your gaming buddies from all over the world in your server. The best part is everything is free here, you don’t need to pay a single penny for joining or creating a community.

However, what a lot of discord users don’t know about Discord is that even without creating or joining a server, you can still add up to 9 friends to communicate with them via text, voice or video. Not just communicating through text, audio or video, you can also share your computer screen with your friends in real-time. The screen sharing feature is available for all the desktop and web app users. In this article, We will tell you how to share screen on Discord very easily.

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How to share screen on discord?

Step 1: First of all download and install Discord on your computer if you haven’t and then login into your account.

Step 2: Once you are logged in click on Friends tab to check your friend list.

Step 3: Now select one of your friend from the friend list with whom you want to share screen with.

Enable screen share on discord software

Step 4: Once you click on one of your friend’s name, You will see a phone icon located next to the name of of your friend, Just click on it.

Screen share in discord

Step 5: Once the calling interface is opened up, click on the Monitor icon appearing left to the Video icon.

How to screen share on discord app

Step 6: Now the screen share window will popup on your computer screen. Click on your screen image, located right in the middle of the window, above the entire screen and click “Share.” 

Enable screen share on discord

You can also change stream quality and frame rate of the shared screen. However, one thing you have to keep in mind is that the stream quality of 1080P and the Frame Rate of 60fps are only available in Nitro version

Step 7: You can also go to the Application window tab to share the content of a particular window and not the entire screen content.

Screen sharing in discord

Congrats! You have just learned how to screen share on discord via the Desktop app.

How to enable screen share on discord server Using The Web Browser

The steps for sharing screen from Discord official website is very similar to the desktop app. Apart from the above steps you just need to give the “Microphone” access on the web app to enable the Screen Share feature.

Step 1: Open Discord official website and login with your account.

Step 2: Then you will see the microphone icon on the bottom of the left-hand side. If the microphone icon is disabled (Coming with a red mark) then just click on it to turn it on.

Screen sharing in discord software
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Step 3: Once you click on the microphone icon, a popup may appear on the left corner of your screen asking you for permission to access the microphone. Click on Allow.

Discord app

Step 4: Now as we mentioned in the above section, Choose one of your friends from the friend list.

Step 5: Click on the Voice call icon to call him.

Call icon on discord

Step 6: Now click on the Monitor icon to turn on screen sharing.

Discord screen share

Step 7: Then click on the screen in the middle and select Share.

Enable screen share on discord

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How to fix discord screen share not working

It must be an annoying situation when you try to screen share with your friends on Discord but unfortunately, the screen share feature stops working. Here are few things that you can try when discord screen share not working:

Fix 1 – First of all, Restart your Pc and try again.

Fix 2 – If screen share does not work with the full screen then try window mode.

Fix 3 – Reinstall discord software on your computer.

Fix 4 – If the problem still presists then you should consider updating GPU driver or swap GPU driver.

What to do when Discord Screen Share Audio Not working?

Many users have audio issues during screen-sharing in Discord. If you are also having audio or sound issue on Discord then you should consider trying these fixes:

Fix 1 – Reset the voice settings on Discord: Resetting the audio settings to its default is one of the best ways to fix audio problem on Discord.

  • Run Discord, and then click the Settings icon.
  • Click on the Voice & Video, then Reset Voice Settings.
  • Confirm by clicking on Okay.

Fix 2 – Some program running on your Pc may having an issue with Discord, causing sound problems for you. So Just restart your computer and check if the issue is solved.

Fix 3 – Update your audio driver: If you are using an outdated audio driver on your computer then also you can face audio issue on Discord.

You can manually find suitable driver for your PC online or you can just try the all-in one driver solution to update your audio driver to the latest and most suitable version. Click here to try all in one drive solution.

Fix 4 – If none of the above fixes has fixed the audio issue then, at last, you can reinstall the Discord software on your computer or laptop.


Screen sharing is an amazing feature for Discord users. One can easily share all the action going on his/her computer screen with the fellow gamers with proper audio. This was the complete guide on How to enable screen share on Discord on Both desktop app and web version.

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Shivam Choudhary is the founder of Gadgetsprout.com and many other online ventures. He is blogging since the age of 15. Writing has always been at the center of his life and the passion for technology and gadgets that he developed over the years influenced him to start Gadgetsprout.com

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