How to share screen on discord?

Not sure how to share your screen on Discord? Worry not as we got you covered with our article. See how you can share screens on Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone. Also, learn how you can fix the problem of audio not working when you play on full screen. See what is Discord and what features the platform provides which could help you.

Sometimes we need to share our device’s screen for different purposes. By doing this one can easily present himself in front of others. In order to do this, we are going to present this content: how to share screen on discord via different devices. But before we can start, we are going to see what is discord and why we use it. If you are already familiar with Discord, then you should skip the initial sections.

We have covered a lot of topics here and you should skip to the part which satisfies your requirements to save time. See the “table of content” to quickly navigate the article.

How to share screen on discord
How to share screen on discord

What is Discord?

Discord is a group-chatting platform where you can create communities and different people can discuss games or any general topic. Nowadays, discord is not exclusive to gamers and all sorts of communities are created on the platform. Users can join any discord channel but there are rules set by the admin. Every discord server will have its own set of rules and topics which can be discussed.

Along with the community feature, users (streamers) can also live stream any game and viewers can chat in the comment window (visible to the streamer also). But the live streams are not limited to games, streams can stream anything they want There are a lot of different features provided by discord and you should check it out for yourself.

NOTE: You should check what is allowed to stream on Discord since many things could result in your account getting banned.

In the next section, we are going to discuss more discord and how you can use it for your work. But if you are already using discord then you should skip this section and move to the “How to share your screen” section.

Discord explained

We have already seen what the Discard is used for and how we can use it to chat with different people interested in the same topic. Now if you want to join any discord server then follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open Discord and look for “Add a server” at the left corner of the screen under the server list. NOTE: You need the Discord app on Windows or Mac.
  2. Once you click on it, you should see two options “Create a server”, “Join a server”. 
  3. Click on “Join a server” and you should be shown an input field, enter the invite for the server.
  4. Now you should be taken to the discord server page and you can start chatting.

If you want to start your Discord server, then it’s completely free. You can create or join up to 100 discord servers with the free version. But the premium features are locked behind the paywall, Discord Nitro. The Discord Nitro has a subscription-based model with $99.99 per year or $9.99 per month. Following are the features of Discord nitro:

  • Custom emojis.
  • Personal profile with custom tags.
  • Server boosts.
  • Profile badge shows how long you have been on Discord.
  • Increased upload size (up to 100 Mb).
  • Support for HD videos.

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How to share your screen in a voice channel on Discord?

This can be very annoying since screen sharing is the most important or most used feature on discord. No matter if you want to share your gameplay or make a reaction video. Screen sharing should work perfectly every time, we got you covered. We are going to see how we can share our screen on discord and how to fix the no audio problem in the next section.

Follow the steps mentioned below to share your screen on Discord:

  1. Open the Discord app on your device and join a voice channel on a server.
  2. Once you join a server, you should see the “Voice status panel” and at the bottom of the screen, you should see the “Screen button”, click on it.
  3. Once you click on the “Screen”, a new window should open asking you which screen you want to share.
    NOTE: If you select a particular app, then the viewers will only be able to see that application and not else. Even the taskbar will be hidden, and if you change to a different app the stream will have the original app only. And if you select the whole screen, then viewers will be able to see all the apps which you see.
  4. Once you select the window, you need to set the stream quality and window settings.
  5. Now you can click on “Share” and you will go live (viewers will be able to see your screen). You will hear a sound every time you go live, this will keep you aware.

If you want to be a viewer and see other people’s screens then you need to join a server and wait for them to come live. You can even see older videos where they shared screens by going to their feed.

How to share your screen in a private voice call on Discord?

This is a very important feature if you are a streamer and want to create a private voice call to talk with your friends. This call is invite-only, and nobody who doesn’t have an invite can’t join. This is a good way to cool off and enjoy some quality time with your friends. Follow the steps mentioned below to get started with the private voice call:

  1. Open Discord and locate your profile of the friend who you want to have a voice call.
  2. Now start a video or voice call with your friends and they need to accept it. Both need to be on the call for this to work, and you can invite more friends from there.
  3. Once the call starts, you can share your screen by clicking on the “Screen” button/icon.
  4. Before you share your screen, you will get the option to adjust the settings.
    NOTE: If you select a particular app, then the friends will only be able to see that application and not else. Even the taskbar will be hidden, and if you change to a different app the stream will have the original app only. And if you select the whole screen, then friends will be able to see all the apps which you see.
  5. Click “Go live” to start sharing your screen.

How to share your smartphone screen on the Discord app?

In the previous sections, we saw how we can share the screen on Windows and Mac. But here we are going to see how to share screens on our smartphones with a few simple steps. Keep in mind that you need to have the Discord app on your phone since the browser does not allow us to share the screen. Follow the steps mentioned below to share your screen:

Sharing your screen in a private call:

  1. Open the Discord app on your iPhone or Android device and start a call with any of your friends. You must start the call with a single person to start the screen sharing.
  2. Once the call starts and you are connected with friend/friends, tap on the “Screen share” button. The button should be located beside the video call and the mute button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. After you tap on the Share button, your entire screen will be shared. Unlike the Windows and Mac versions of the app, you do not get options to adjust the settings.
  4. If the Discord asks you for permission to share your screen, allow it by tapping on “Accept”. On Android, you will be asked every time you want to share your screen. This avoids accidentally sharing your screen on the call.

Sharing your screen on a voice server:

  1. Open the Discord app on your iPhone or Android device and join any voice channel on the server of your choice.
  2. Once you join the voice server, you should see your screen appearing at the bottom of your screen.
  3. The panel should contain all the options for sharing the screen and along with a disconnect button.
  4. Tap on the Screen share (phone icon with arrow) button and accept the system warning.
  5. If the Discord asks you for permission to share your screen, allow it by tapping on “Accept”. On Android, you will be asked every time you want to share your screen. This avoids accidentally sharing your screen on the call.
  6. Once you are all set and done, your screen will be visible to everyone on the call.

Audio not coming in the screen-share!

This problem can occur on any device and the cause is something you would’s guess easily. The issue of no audio when you are playing a game or using an app is the full-screen mode. Whenever you change the mode to “full-screen mode”, the sound stops going to the Discord. This makes your streams or videos without audio from the game or audio, sometimes all of the audio can cut off.

The simple and easy solution would be to just play the game in the “windowless” or “minimized” mode. Since the developers can find a way to fix this issue, but until then this is the best solution.

NOTE: If you want to play the game in full screen then go to the game’s settings and change the display to “Windowless” mode. Once you change the display settings, go to graphics settings and change the resolution to that of your monitor. Once you apply these settings, your monitor would be covered by the game and you will get the full-screen experience.

Some fixes for the problem

There are some fixes that you can try to fix the no-audio problem without compromising on the full-screen experience.

  • If you are using the Discord web, then you should check if the browser is compatible with the Discord.
  • Check if the Discord app is up to date since older versions can run into such problems.
  • Check the stability of your internet connection, remember a high-speed connection does not mean it’s stable. If you are using a 5GHz (5G) WiFi connection, then you should change it to 2.6 GHz.
  • If you are using the web version, make sure the browser has permission to use your mic and audio. We would recommend you shift to the app (Windows or Mac) version.
  • Check your mic and other audio equipment with other apps to check if they are working properly.
  • If none of these are working for you then you can try to restart your system and not keep the game or app in the full-screen mode.

Summary

Here we learned about Discord and why it is used in the first place. If you want to know more about the features and pricing for Discord then click here. We would recommend using the Discord Nitro if want to become a professional streamer since the added features will help you deliver quality content. But even with the free version, you can start your Discord streaming career.

We also saw how to share the screen on a variety of devices and how we can solve the problem of no audio coming. The problem would have been solved by now since the roll-out of the update very quickly. But it could occur again in the future and now you know how to fix it.

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