Why can't I share my screen?

Tanner Hopkins
Tanner Hopkins
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If you are having trouble sharing your screen on Gather, start by checking your system permissions

Review Mac System Permissions

If you are using a Mac, you may need to check your System Preferences as well to share your screen. Open your System Preferences. Select Security & Privacy.

A screenshot of a Mac desktop with the System Preferences window open. Security & Privacy is outlined in red.

Select Privacy in the top panel, then scroll down in the left menu and click Screen Recording. You may need to click the padlock in the bottom left of the window to make changes.

If your browser does not appear in the list, click the plus sign and select your browser from your Applications. 

A screenshot of a Mac desktop with Security & Privacy open. Screen Recording is outlined in red, and in the list of allowed apps, Google Chrome is outlined in red and selected. A red arrow points to the plus sign beneath the list of apps, with text that reads "Or click to add browser."

After changing the settings, you will need to quit your browser and reopen it for the changes to save.

Further Troubleshooting

  • Read the System Permissions guide for a complete explanation of how to manage Mac permissions.
  • Read the Browser Permissions guide for a complete explanation of how to manage browser permissions. 
  • Read our Troubleshooting Checklist for a full guide of recommended troubleshooting tips. 
  • Read the Screen Share guide for a full explanation of how to screen share in Gather. 
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