Google Meet Screen Share is a great feature that just adds to an already good video-calling app. However, some users were wondering (this is the related thread on Google Forums) why is Google Meet Screen Share not showing when they access options during video calls. This might seem like a bug of sorts at first, but it isn’t. It’s much simpler than that. Learn more below.
Why do I not have Screen Share on Google Meet?
If you do not have Screen Share when you, during a video call, tap on the 3-dots menu, it can mean only one thing. Either you or the other person doesn’t have an Android device running Android 8 or later. For the time being, this feature (and a few more) are available on Android devices from the start. They are slowly introduced to iOS and Meet for the Web once Google Meet and Duo merged.
So, Google Duo is now merged with Google Meet. All Duo features and all Meet features combined, which include but it’s not limited to Screen Share, Share Play, effects, and a few more extras. A lot of good things going for the app that’s supposed to be a counterpart to FaceTime on iOS. Still, it seems that Google can’t make a video calling service/instant messenger without some obvious drawbacks.
Some features are only available on Pixel and most Samsung phones, and some are available only on flagship Samsung phones. So, to get the most Meet has to offer, both you and your call recipient need to own certain devices. Luckily, Screen Share is available on all Android devices running Android 8 or later.
Google Meet Screen Share not showing on iPhone
As long as you are not trying cross-platform video calls (Android to iOS or Android to Web) because then the feature won’t be available. Don’t forget that the other person (or whole group in group video calls) needs to accept you sharing the screen before they can see it.
Of course, if you are positive that each included party calls from an Android phone, you can try resetting the app (Settings > Apps > Meet > Storage > Clear data) or reinstalling it. On iOS, reinstall the app from App Store and grant it all permissions. Also, make sure that your iPhone is up to date.
So, we hope that answers your question about why the Google Meet Screen Share is not showing on your device. If you have any additional questions or suggestions, make sure to share them with us in the comments section. Thank you for reading and we look forward to hearing from you.
Editor’s note: This article was initially published in February 2022. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.