You can share your screen with all of the people you are connected to on Gather. To do so, select Screen Share in the toolbar. The process for sharing screens varies by browser and purpose.
Warning: If you have previously granted permissions for Gather but can no longer use your camera, mic, or screen share, you may need to reset your permissions in your browser. Mac users may need to reset their system preferences as well, which means removing then adding back permission for your browser.
If you experience the error message of "you don't have permissions", we recommend upgrading your browser version and trying again. If that doesn't work, we also recommend verifying with your company's IT department to make sure they've updated permission to screenshare on Gather.
Sharing in Chrome
Any time you screen share in Chrome, you are given the opportunity to share an Entire Screen (choose from any monitors you have), from a Window (choose from any program open on your machine), or from a Chrome Tab (choose from a specific tab in Chrome).
When you have selected the screen, window, or tab you wish to display, select Share.
Any time you screen share in Firefox, you are given the opportunity to share a window or screen. The drop-down list will display all options for sharing, which include sharing a window (any open program) as well as your screen (entire monitor).
When you have selected the window or screen you wish to share, a preview will display. Select Allow to begin sharing that program or window.
Any time you screen share in Safari (the desktop browser, not the mobile browser), you will need to grant Gather access. Select Allow to screen share. You only have the option to share the screen (monitor) that Safari displays on.
If you accidentally select Don't Allow, refresh the page to be prompted again. If you accidentally click Never for This Website, or if you want to have Safari automatically authorize Gather, open Safari Preferences. Select Websites in the top panel, then select Screen Sharing. Grant Gather access by selecting Ask in the drop-down field.
Warning: We do not currently support other browsers, so we have not included information for screen sharing outside of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
To share a PowerPoint or slidedeck, select Screen share in the toolbar, and in your browser's screen sharing window, select Window. Then select the window that's showing the presentation. If you have multiple monitors, you can select the window that's displaying the fullscreen slideshow.
To share audio while screen sharing in Chrome, (1) select Screen share in the toolbar, (2) select Chrome tab in the Choose what to share window, and (3) select the Chrome tab that has the audio. Make sure Share tab audio is selected.
If you are screen sharing media, you can toggle on Optimize for video. This changes your screen sharing to HD, which will provide a better viewing experience. However, this means you will be sharing more data, so it could cause performance issues for the person sharing or those watching.