Discord Screen Share: How to Enable It and Fix Black Screen
Do you want to communicate with your gaming squad using your Desktop Screen?
I know you might be wondering how you can communicate with others using a Screen only.
Don’t overthink. as I have the coolest solution to your problem.
And, in this post, I am going to show you how to enable Discord Screen Share easily.
I have given some fixes for Discord screen share errors at the end of this post.
Also check out how to fix discord streaming no sound
What is Discord Screen Share?
The screen share in Discord is a feature that allow users on your Discord chat server (maximum 10) to interact with your screen.
Discord is one of the best app that help users to communicate with others through text, voice, and video calls.
Along with the Screen share feature, you can also implement video calling at the same time which is an outstanding in-built feature of Discord.
Want to know the best part?
Using Screen Share feature in Discord doesn’t require installation of any extra software.
Cool, isn’t it?
So, let’s enable this feature as quick as possible.
How to enable Discord Screen Share
A lot of people don’t know about the Screen share feature. Rather they only use voice chat for communicating.
You and up to nine other people can go live using this feature by sharing your desktop screen.
For enabling this feature, you need to make sure that your video and audio hardware are geared properly on Discord.
The best way to access Discord Screen Share is to modify some settings from the settings page of discord..
Your question might be:
How to enable discord screen share?
Here are the steps to enable discord screen share:
- Go to the settings page by clicking on the cog icon just to the right of your username.
- After going to the “App Settings”, select “Voice & Video” from the left pane.
- Navigate to the “Video Settings” and select your video camera.
- Over to the right, you will notice the option “Test Video”. Give it a trial in order to make sure everything is working smoothly.
It’s obvious that,
In order to start a video call, you will need to add Friends on Discord. Once everyone is on your Friend list, you can now get the call started!
You might ask:
How to add friends in discord and call them?
Here are the steps to add friends to discord and video call them:
- Navigate to your “Homepage” by clicking on the Discord icon that is located at the top left of the screen.
- Click on Friends to open your “Friend list”.
- From here, you can either search the username of that friend or, drift over their username that will show you the option to begin a Video Call.
- By clicking on the friend’s name, you can now directly message them.
- Above the DM window you will see the appropriate icon to begin a Video Call.
VIDEO CALL & SCREEN SHARING (DESKTOP)
There are several features you can use to arrange things the way you like once your call has started.
Here are the salient features you can do after you start a call.
EXPAND DOWN ARROW
You can expand your screen with the “Expand Down” arrow.
After you start a video call, clicking on the arrow at the top left corner will expand your video screen to the maximum height in Discord.
SWAPPING FROM VIDEO TO SCREEN SHARE Mode
After you enable a video call, you will notice two icons at the bottom of the screen.
These two icons will give you the option of swapping from a video call to enabling screen share.
I think you should be familiar with the “Video Call” icon by now.
But, did you notice the Screen Share Icon?
The icon to the left that displays a monitor screen with an arrow at the center is the “Screen Share” icon.
With this icon, you can swap between the Video and Screen Share Mode anytime throughout the call. While exchanging between screen share and video call, you can either choose which monitor screen to share or a specific application window.
Point to be noted is that:
The best thing about that Button is:
You can even swap to and fro between monitor screen share and application window by clicking the screen share icon.
LEAVE CALL BUTTON
This button does exactly what it says.
When this button is pressed, you will drop the call. Avoid accidentally clicking on this button until you’re done with your conversation.
You will notice an icon that looks like a microphone to the right of the “Leave Call” button. This is the “Toggle” icon which will mute or unmute your microphone.
Toggle full screen is another feature of Discord screen share.
Clicking on the Toggle full screen icon will fully expand your video call screen.
If you wish to exit full screen, simply press the ESC key.
If you want to focus on a specific user while in a group video call, you can click on the user’s avatar to pull their video into focus while keeping aside others into a marquee to the right.
Click on another user’s avatar from the marquee, if you want to change focus to a different user.
SHARE SOUND WHILE USING SCREEN SHARE
Here’s the kicker:
You have the option of enabling your sounds on screen while you are on the screen share mode.
If you want to allow other users to hear all the pings and chimes, you’ll need to toggle the SOUND while in the “Application Window”.
But it gets worse when I say:
Screen share mode is not currently available on mobile platforms.
So, this is how you enable Discord Screen Share.
But users sometimes face black screen while using Discord Screen Share.
Let me also provide you with the Fix for Discord Screen Share Black Screen.
Fix Discord Screen Share Black Screen
You might have encountered with this bug too often while you were trying to enable Discord Screen Share.
While enabling Discord Screen Share, if you notice a black screen appearing in front of the screen, then there isn’t anything to worry.
You can fix this problem in no time.
Follow the steps below to fix Discord screen share Black screen error:
1.At First, try restarting your PC.
2.Open the Discord app and restart the Screen Share
3.It is better to look for GPU. Sometimes, the problem can be caused due to automatically switching of GPU.
4.Update the GPU driver to its latest version.
5.If your problem still persists, then try uninstalling and reinstalling Discord App.
Another problem which Discord users most often face while enabling Discord screen share is Audio not working issue.
I will provide a fix for this too.
Fix Discord Screen Share Audio Not Working
While streaming and using the screen sharing feature on the chat server, you may sometimes encounter discord audio not working issue.
The impact for the audio issues can be avoided if you can confirm that the SOUND button is toggled ON.
You can also update your Audio drivers to fix this issue.
For text effects in discord, check out our separate post on changing the text colors in Discord.
Discord Screen Share is an awesome way to share your ongoing progress with your buddies using your Desktop screen only.
Every features of Screen Share is amazing and worth it.
MY recommendations would be:
Try Enabling Discord Screen Share and communicate with your Friends.