Discord is known as the best text, voice and video chat platform for gamers, developers and influencers. Discord is also one of the most prominent gaming social media platforms today. It allows you to create your own community, live stream, and even voice and video chat with each other. With so many features in its pocket, Discord has become one of the most preferred services by gamers around the world.
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If you are new to Discord and want to grow your community, then screen sharing is a great way to share games with your friends and family. Moreover, you can even use it to catch up remotely with your friends. Let’s see how you can share your screen on Discord.
How to Screen Share on Discord
To use Discord screen share, first, enter a voice channel on the server. Once there, you can choose to join the video call or share your screen. (If you select video, you can also switch to display the screen from within the video call by clicking the screen button).
Discord will then ask you to choose which app or screen you want to display. You will then start sharing your screen with audio. If you want to share the screen without audio, click the microphone button in the voice chat to mute yourself. While sharing the screen, you can also keep in touch via text channel. Here’s a detailed guide:
1. Start by launching the Discord app on your desktop. Now you need a dedicated server to share your screen. If you already have it, you can skip the next few steps. If you don’t have a server for your community, click on the ‘ icon+‘ in your left sidebar.
2. Now click Create my own.
3. Add name and photo for your Discord server now.
4. Click Create after you are done. By default you now have text and voice channel. You need a voice channel to share your screen with all participants. If you want to create a new custom voice channel, click on the ‘ icon+‘ next to the Voice Channels subsection.
5. Now check box for Voice Channels.
6. Add special name for your new channel. Also, if you want to keep the channel private, turn on the switch for
7. Once you are done, click Create Channel.
8. Now click on the new channel that you just created in the left sidebar. Discord will automatically dial into this channel and you will be connected via voice using your system’s default microphone. If you want to turn off the sound input from your default microphone, click on the icon
microphone in the below section.
9. Now click Screen to share your screen.
You will now see two tabs named Applications and Screen. If you want to share a specific app to share with the channel, you can select it under the Applications section.
In this case, no other windows of your system will be visible to other users, even if the selected window is minimized or closed. The screen will allow you to choose which monitor you want to share the channel with if you have a multi-monitor setup.
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If you have a single monitor setup, then your entire screen will be shared by default if you choose this option. Choose the option that best suits your streaming needs.
PS: If you share your screen, then everything on your screen will be visible in the channel. This can compromise your personal data and sensitive information in certain cases. Make sure you secure your data before sharing your entire screen.
Once you make your selection, you will be asked to select your streaming resolution and bitrate. Higher values result in better quality but use significant network bandwidth. Choose the best settings for your stream based on your network capabilities.
10. Click Go Live.
And there he is! Your screen will now be shared on your chosen Discord server and anyone who is a member of the server will be able to view it. You will also be able to see a PIP preview of your screen in the bottom right corner of your window.