Discord has taken the world by storm. What was once solely a communication platform used by gamers is now utilised by people of all interests and walks of life to communicate with each other, from teachers to business partners and family groups.
Screen sharing is a feature that, as the name would suggest, allows you to share what’s on your screen with people ond Discord. It is slightly different from ‘Streaming’ on Discord, which generally refers to allowing people to watch a game you are playing using Discord’s “Go Live” feature or a third party software. You can read about how to stream on Discord here.
Without further ado, let’s go through the steps on how to share your screen on Discord!
Join A Discord Server
The first step you need to take before you can begin to share your screen is to join a server. You can either join an existing server you are already a member of (these are visible along the left hand side of your Discord window - simply slick on one to join it) or follow our simple guide on how to create a server here, then come back once you have.
Bear in mind that anyone you are sharing your screen with (be they friends, family, or clients) must also be a member of the same server.
Follow our guide on how to add people on Discord if you do not know how to do this, and then invite them to join your server.
Join A Channel Within The Discord Server
The next step is to join a voice channel within your server. These can be found on the left hand side of your Discord window. Simply click to enter the channel (assuming it isn't locked by the server owner)
Everyone who you wish to share your screen with must also enter the same channel.
Click The 'Screen' Icon
The screen icon should be in the bottom left of your Discord window.
Select The Screen Or Application You Wish To Share
A window will appear asking you to select what it is you wish to share. Discord Screen Share gives you the option to either share a specific application you have open, or alternatively your entire screen.
Make your selection and then the next window will appear.
Select The Desired Settings For Your Screen Share
Another window prompt will appear, confirming your choice of window to share which you can change here should you wish.
It will remind you of the Discord channel you have selected to share your screen with and finally ask you to pick the resolution and frame rate for your screen share (note that resolutions above 720p and frame rates higher than 30FPS are restricted for paid subscribers to the Discord Nitro service).
After you've done this simply click 'Go Live' at the bottom and you're golden!
Stopping Discord Screen Share
At the point you wish to cease sharing your screen with your friends/colleagues/co-conspirators, simply mosey on down the the bottom left of your Discord window and you will see a button resembling a monitor screen with a cross through it (when you run your cursor over this 'Stop Streaming' will appear).
Just click this and your screen share will end.
This has been our guide on how to screen share using Discord. We hope it has been useful for you. If you wish to learn more about Discord, check out the other recommended guides on this page, or go to How To Use Discord for a full list of all of our guides, handily organised for your convenience.