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Meetings are meant for sharing ideas, so make sure that yours are seen. With the Slack desktop app, hop on a Slack call and:
Present your screen
Draw on your screen
Let others draw on your screen
Step 1: Start a call
From a channel
From a DM
From a channel, click the
in the top right. details icon Click
at the top of the screen, then select Call Start Call to confirm.
From a direct message, click the
icon at the top of the screen to start a call right away. Phone
Tip: Take a look at Make calls in Slack for more in-depth instructions. And while you're at it, review some of the basics of Slack calls. 📞
Step 2: Share your screen
Present your screen
During a call, any participant can present their screen by clicking the
Share your screen icon. You can select your full desktop or a specific application window to share, then click Share.
Allow others to draw on your screen
By default, your teammates can draw on your screen while you're presenting. To turn this off, click the
Group drawing icon. You can also draw on your screen by clicking the Pencil icon. Use this tool to draw attention to specific sentences, charts, data points or whatever else is important to call out.
Tip: Take a look at all the actions you can take when you're on a call.
Step 3: Review screen-sharing tips
During a call, only one person can share their screen at a time. When you've finished presenting, the next person can start sharing to take control. Yay teamwork!
The team 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.
If you use Slack in Google Chrome, you can view your teammate's 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.
Screen sharing in Slack requires transparent windows, but these are unavailable with some Windows 7 desktop themes. Here's how to make sure that you’re using transparent windows:
From your Windows desktop, choose
Control Panel. Choose
Personalisation and select any Aero theme.
Note: If you ever need some extra help with Slack’s call features, take a look at our troubleshooting guide.
Who can use this feature?
members and guests
Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions