Discord is one of the most diverse platforms out there. Discord is a platform that allows for voice and text chats by setting up small or large servers. Typically the app is used for groups involved in gaming, business or social entities.
If you’re already on Discord, you also have the capability to do a video call and screen share as well. The video chat allows for up to 9 members to simultaneously share their face or share their screen at the same time.
This is incredible considering other competitors such as Google Hangout, Skype or Zoom cannot handle such vast functionalities. The Discord screen share feature is already automatically built-in and requires no third-party app or further configuration.
We’ll uncover how to enable Discord screen share so you can take advantage of this feature. Whether it’s for business or training purposes or gaming, this feature makes everything efficient and easy.
Video and Camera Settings
To start you must ensure that all of your video and audio on your computer is working properly. Most computers should have a built-in webcam and microphone but if you plan on using external hardware, hook them up as necessary.
Step 1: Tap on the cog icon to the right of your username. This is located in the lower left-hand portion of the Discord screen.
Step 2: Next select App Settings and select Voice & Video. You’ll be able to adjust your input device, output device, input volume, output volume and the sensitivity of the input sound.
Step 3) Next scroll down to where it says Video Settings. Then you have the option to select the video camera from the drop-down menu. Go ahead and select your device.
Step 4) On the right-hand side, you’ll notice that you can test your video. Make sure to hit Test Video to see a preview.
Step 5) A pop up will appear asking to allow the use of your microphone. Click allow to accept.
Now your microphone and camera are all set up!
Initiate a Video Call
If you want to initiate a Discord screen share, you must know how to start a video call. First head over to the home page. You can do so by clicking on the Discord icon at the top left of your screen.
Step 1) Click on the Friends icon labeled as friends.
Step 2) Hover over your friend’s name and on the right, there should be a video icon. To start a video simply click on that icon.
How to Start Discord Screen Share
Before initiating the screen share, you’ll want to maximize the height of Discord. On the farthest left icon, you can click on the expand down arrow.
On the bottom of the screen next to the video call icon, you’ll see a monitor screen icon. Click on that screen to enable discord screen share.
Discord has the capability for you to change between a video call and screen share anytime throughout the call.
Now you’ve successfully enabled discord screen share through your Desktop! It is important to note that Discord currently doesn’t offer the ability to screen share using mobile devices.
Here are other notable features to understand when performing a video call on Discord.
You are able to share sound when performing a screen share. In the application window section, simply toogle the Sound button to the right. This can be useful if you want your friend on the other line to hear the sounds coming from your desktop.
Maybe you’re in a loud environment and don’t want the person on the other end to hear all of your noise, but you still need to share your screen. There is an option to mute your microphone. When you expanded the options earlier, you should see a microphone icon. Tap that icon to mute.
The expansion button on the right allows you to expand full screen. However, you can exit out of the full screen or press the ESC button on your keyboard in order to make the application window smaller.
This is useful so you can still see the Discord chat while moving to other areas of your screen. We hope you enjoyed this short tutorial. Now you know how to successfully enable Discord screen share on your video calls.