How To Share Screen On Slack Huddle

Screen sharing in a Slack huddle is a highly effective way to collaborate with your team. It’s perfect for presentations, design walkthroughs, or resolving technical problems, as it enables all participants to view precisely what you see.

Getting Started

First, you’ll need to make sure you have the Slack app installed on your computer. If you haven’t already, you can download it from the Slack website and sign in to your workspace.

Once you’re in Slack, open the channel where the huddle is taking place. In the message input box at the bottom of the screen, click on the “Share your screen” icon. This will open a new window that displays all the screens and applications on your computer.

Here’s where the personal touch comes in: I like to give my team a heads up before I start sharing my screen. I often use the emoji reaction feature in Slack to let them know I’m about to start sharing. It’s a small gesture, but it helps ensure that everyone is ready and paying attention.

Selecting What to Share

Once you’ve clicked on the “Share your screen” icon, you’ll see a list of screens and applications on your computer. Select the specific screen or application that you want to share. For example, if you’re giving a presentation, you might choose to share your PowerPoint presentation window.

It’s important to note that Slack also gives you the option to share your entire screen. This means that anything you have open on your computer will be visible to the other participants. While this can be convenient, it’s also important to be mindful of any sensitive or confidential information that may be visible when sharing your entire screen.

Sharing Your Screen

Once you’ve selected what you want to share, click on the “Share” button. Slack will then start sharing your screen with the other participants in the huddle. You’ll see a green border around the screen or application you’re sharing, indicating that it’s being broadcasted to the others.

During the screen sharing session, you can continue to use your computer as you normally would. For example, you can switch between applications, open new windows, and even type in your chat messages. The other participants will be able to see everything you do on your screen.

Ending Screen Sharing

When you’re ready to stop sharing your screen, simply click on the “Stop sharing” button at the bottom of the screen or close the screen sharing window. Once you’ve stopped sharing, the other participants will no longer be able to see your screen.

Personal Commentary

I’ve found that screen sharing in Slack huddles has greatly improved our team’s collaboration and productivity. Being able to visually demonstrate ideas, walk through code, and troubleshoot issues together in real-time has made our meetings more efficient and effective.

One of the things I appreciate most about Slack’s screen sharing feature is its simplicity. It’s incredibly easy to use, requiring just a few clicks to start and stop sharing. Plus, the ability to choose what you want to share gives you the flexibility to focus on the specific content you want to present.


Screen sharing on Slack huddles is a powerful tool for collaborating with your team. By following these steps, you can easily share your screen and engage in productive discussions with your colleagues. So the next time you need to present something or work through a problem together, remember to utilize the screen sharing feature in your Slack huddles!