How To Share My Screen In Slack

As someone who regularly uses Slack, I’ve repeatedly been in scenarios where it’s necessary to share my screen with my team members. This could be during a presentation, when addressing a technical problem, or just to display something visually to the group. The ability to share your screen on Slack significantly improves communication and teamwork.

Getting Started with Screen Sharing

To start sharing your screen in Slack, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Slack app or access it through your web browser.
  2. Select the channel or direct message where you want to share your screen.
  3. Look for the “Share your screen” button, which is located at the bottom of the chat window.
  4. Click on the “Share your screen” button to initiate the screen sharing session.

Choosing the Screen to Share

Once you’ve clicked on the “Share your screen” button, you’ll be presented with the option to choose which screen or application you want to share. If you have multiple monitors connected to your computer, you can select the specific screen you want to share. Alternatively, you can choose to share a specific application window instead of your entire screen.

Sharing Audio

If you want to share audio during your screen sharing session, make sure to check the “Share computer sound” option. This allows participants to hear the audio from videos, presentations, or any other sound source on your screen.

Controlling Screen Sharing

When you’re sharing your screen, you have full control over what your audience can see. You can switch between different applications or screens, and even pause or stop sharing your screen at any time.

Tips for a Successful Screen Sharing Experience

Here are some tips to ensure a smooth and effective screen sharing session:

  • Before starting the screen sharing, close any unnecessary applications or tabs to avoid distractions.
  • Make sure your internet connection is stable to prevent lag or interruptions during the session.
  • If you’re sharing a specific application window, double-check that any confidential or sensitive information is not visible before you start the sharing.
  • If you’re sharing a video or audio file, test it beforehand to ensure that the audio is clear and the video plays smoothly.


Screen sharing in Slack is a powerful feature that allows for seamless collaboration and communication within teams. Whether you need to give a presentation, demonstrate a process, or troubleshoot an issue, Slack’s screen sharing functionality makes it easy to share your screen with colleagues in real-time. By following the steps outlined in this article and keeping these tips in mind, you can make your screen sharing experience in Slack a success.