A Detailed Guide to Google Hangout Screen Share For You

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By Jason

Google is famous for offering various tools that deliver convenience to its users. Google Hangout is the best app they have introduced as a video call platform.

Over the past few years, Google Hangouts has become one of the most popular video call platforms. This app comes with a pretty simplified interface and very fast functionality. That said, the Google Hangout screen can be a handy feature on various occasions.

As per this feature, you can share your Hangout screen with loved ones or other parties you prefer.

Google Hangout screen share can be very useful, particularly when you have to show some content to a group. The term ‘content’ might refer to documents, presentations, pictures, videos, or anything else.

However, the truth is that not every user is aware of doing it. Well, those who wonder how to share the Google Hangout screen may read this article to the end. We have composed this article with all the required information to perform a Google Hangout screen share.

Steps to Perform a Google Hangout Screen Share

In this article section, we intend to explain how to share your Google Hangout screen. We will explain the process in step-by-step mode, so even a beginner will find it very useful.

1. The obvious first step to sharing the Google Hangout screen is opening the app. You can find this app pretty easily. The app icon appears as a large green color callout with white inverted commas in it.

2. Now that you have opened the app, you should click on the option labeled “compose.” And then, the option called “new video call” will be available. Just click on this option.

Then, you can find that you are given the option of selecting the people who want in the room. The video calls you made after this option will be shared with the ones you select.

After selecting the names which whom you will share the video call, click on the option “Video Call.” This is available in the form of a button.

3. You should now find the option (button) labeled “Share Screen” within Google Hangouts app. This option can be found at the third button from the top (sidebar towards the left).

You can find it pretty conveniently as it appears like a green rectangle with a white arrow. This arrow is pointed to the right-hand side. Just click on this button.

4. Immediately after clicking on this green color button, the actions you perform will be shared. That means the actions you perform will be shared with those who are joined in the video call.

The open windows you have on your computer can be shared separately. This means you can decide which folder is to be shared.

You can also decide whether or not to share the entire screen. If not, you can share specific folders as well. For instance, you can share folders like my documents or even your web browser.

Remember that the shared items should be displayed in Full-Screen mode. That is unless you share the entire screen.

5. After selecting the application or the program that needs to be shared, you should click the share button. This button is located towards the bottom right of the screen. However, this option works only if you have Google Chrome as the default browser.

On the other hand, if you have a different browser, you should see the button “Start Screenshare.” So, keep this in mind when you search for the button to share the content.

6. Please do remember that clicking on the “Share” button doesn’t share the screen instantly with the ones selected. Instead, you should give it a couple of seconds to load the contents. All you need is patience to proceed from this step to the next.

7. Once you notice that the sharing session is completely loaded successfully, you should proceed with “Present to everyone.” This option is available in the form of a button.

After clicking on this option, you will see that the others can view the selected screen. However, you should note that the contents are viewable by the selected individuals in the predefined room.

8. Now that you have come to this point, you are ready to share the action. You can share a screen, an application, or a window as you wish. You can use your keyboard or mouse to type or input anything freely. What will your input be seen by the other participants?

9. After presenting the contents over your Hangout screen and your presentation is over, what should you do? Well, you should stop the sharing process once the presentation is over.

Everything you do will be shared even when it shouldn’t. Just move back to the active hangout window and then click on the button labeled “Stop.” This appears on the top of the taskbar. Just click on this option so you can stop sharing the screen.

Apart from that, you can do the same by terminating the video call activated right now. This approach will prevent the other participants from seeing the screen you have already shared.

Troubleshooting of Google Hangout Screen Share

Our readers have received various complaints about the malfunctioning Google Hangout app. Well, if you have the same sort of problem due to one reason or another, don’t worry. This section of the article will explain what to do in the event of a malfunctioning Google Hangout app.

What you should know is that there is no invincible app. That means every app will experience some issues from time to time. Occasional bugs, software update failures, compatibility issues, etc., are some common issues associated with apps in general. Google Hangouts is no exception in this case, and therefore, you should expect some issues with this app.

There are various instances where Google Hangout screen share stops suddenly in the middle of a session. In most cases, the issue might be related to the browser you use to share the screen.

So, the solutions you apply should target the browser before other solutions. Below are a couple of solutions you can try to fix these browser-related issues.

Use a Different Browser

One of the most basic and effective solutions you should try is using a different browser. In fact, most users have found this ‘browser changing’ solution very effective. So, change the web browser if you ever experience any glitches performing a Google Hangout screen share.

For instance, if you currently use Mozilla Firefox as your browser, change it to Chrome or something. If you are using Opera, try Chrome or another browser application.

It is always better to rely on a reputed browser and keep the updates installed as required. Then, you should repeat the steps mentioned earlier in this article to see if Google Hangouts work smoothly.

Clear the history of the browser you are currently using

It is true that browsers require timely cleanup in order to ensure smooth performance. For instance, when a browser is used for a prolonged period, it will gather cookies, browsing history, junk files, etc.

To start cleaning the browser, just make sure that the browser history is cleaned up. Then, remove potential extensions and browser cookies as well. Getting rid of all these aspects will help the browser work in a smoother manner.

Once you are done with the cleaning process, you will notice your browser works faster. Now, try the previous steps once again, and your Hangout app should work fine.

In addition to that, please check if your internet connection is steady if you notice any issues with Hangout. We all know that Google Hangout is an app that requires an internet connection to work. Slow connection, interrupting the network, etc., can deliver a bad experience for your internet-based apps.


You might realize by now that using Google Hangout screen share is a pretty easy process. Also, fixing the potential issues related to this app is easier than you think.

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