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View shared content and webcams

File presentation, screen share, and whiteboard can show up to 16 guest webcams.

  • You cannot share your screen and your webcam at the same time. If your webcam is on and you start screen share, your webcam is turned off.
  • You can share a file or open a whiteboard and share your webcam at the same time.
  • You cannot open a whiteboard from the mobile apps, but you can follow along as people make edits.

Your view while sharing your screen

The following example shows your view (as well as a host's or presenter's view) of screen share with webcams. The meeting stage shows a preview of what you are sharing. Because Jenna is sharing her screen, her webcam is off.

Screen Share

What other participants see during screen share

The participant's view shows what the host or presenter is sharing, plus active webcams.

Screen Share

Your view while sharing a file

The following example shows your view (as well as a host's or presenter's view) of file sharing with webcams. The meeting stage includes controls to navigate the file. If sharing a video, you can use the controls to play or pause the video, adjust your volume for the video, or skip to a specific timestamp in the video. Even though Andrew is sharing a screen, his webcam is still on.

Screen Share

What other participants see during file share

The participant's view shows what you are sharing, plus all active webcams. If the participant is watching a video, they can control their own volume for the video and view the video's progress.

Screen Share

Your view while sharing a whiteboard

The following example shows your view of whiteboard share with webcams.  If open sharing is turned on, hosts, co-hosts, presenters, and guests will be able to see the whiteboard controls and make edits to the whiteboard. Even though Jenna is sharing a whiteboard, her webcam is still on.

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What other participants see during whiteboard share

If open sharing is turned off, guests will not be able to see the whiteboard controls or make edits to the whiteboard. Guests who do not have a meetings account will also not be able to view the whiteboard controls or make edits.

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