During video calls, screen sharing has become an essential tool for better collaboration and communication in today’s world. It provides a collaborative environment, ensuring that all participants are on the same page, leading to more productive discussions. Whether you are conducting online classes, team meetings, or client presentations, this feature can be highly beneficial.
How to Share your Screen on WhatsApp (Windows)
You cannot screen share on WhatsApp Web, so you need to download WhatsApp’s desktop version from the Microsoft Store.
Step 1: Download & Setup WhatsApp in Windows
- First download WhatsApp Desktop from Windows Store.
- Open WhatsApp click on Get Started.
- Now, you will see QR Code which you have to scan with your phone.
- Open WhatsApp on your phone and Go to Settings → Linked Devices → Link a Device
- Scan the Code and your WhatsApp will be Logged in on desktop.
Step 2: Share Screen on WhatsApp
- Open WhatsApp on your desktop.
- Make a video call and once the person picks up the call, you will see screen sharing icon at the bottom.
- Click on screen sharing button then you will see 2 options “Share Your Window” or “Share Your Display” choose either of them according to your need.
- Now click OK to start the screen sharing.
- To stop the screen sharing just click on “Stop Screen Sharing“
How to Share your Screen on WhatsApp (Android/iOS)
- Open WhatsApp and start a video call with a contact.
- Click on the Screen Sharing icon and you will receive a popup on your phone’s display saying “Start recording or casting with WhatsApp.”
- Now, the screen you want to show is being shared on the other person’s phone. Therefore, use this feature carefully to prevent any accidental leakage of sensitive information.
- When you are done with your work, to stop screen -sharing click on the “Stop Sharing” button.
Is it possible for WhatsApp to detect if someone is screen recording a video call?
WhatsApp does not have any built-in feature to send notifications to users if their video call is being screen recorded. Therefore, people who use WhatsApp may not be aware if someone on the other end is recording their video call. Hence, it is important for users to be cautious about sharing sensitive information during video calls.
I’m Jaskaran Singh, a passionate tech enthusiast from Delhi, now based in Ahmedabad. My five-year journey as a tech writer has culminated in my role as the Editor in Chief at TheWorldsBestAndWorst, where I continue to explore and share the myriad facets of technology with my audience. Beyond writing, I also run a YouTube channel, with a community of 50,000 subscribers.