How To Share Screen on FaceTime Tutorial [Video Guide]

If you’re looking to get an answer as well as a step by step tutorial including video guideline about share screen on FaceTime then you’re at the right place. Yes, you can share a screen on FaceTime. It’s really easy and it requires a very little effort to follow. 

FaceTime is a really wonderful app and we have a lot of tutorials & How To’s on it. Coming to the point, Screen sharing is the technology that has been used by professionals, teachers and group influencers to project their ideas, work and illustrations towards certain viewers. 

Since the pandemic almost 80% of corporate and education culture are using work from home scenarios to maintain their productivity and curriculum. Apple Macbooks & Apple eco-systems are used by most of the organizations and individuals as well. That’s why it’s really important to know the hidden features of FaceTime share screen. You can learn this feature easily by following the below steps. 

Why should one share a screen with another?

Indeed, it is a very valid question. There are ample reasons behind facetime share screen. Let us try to know some of them.

  • In most of the corporate matter, it is seen that while there is a problem in solving a question then you have to share it with someone who can solve it.
  • On the other side if you also wish to show someone the steps to solve a problem, then screen sharing is a very good option.
  • Most of the time screen sharing is done for professional collaboration.
  • From the personal side, if you wish to show a video that is quite confidential then screen sharing is quite applicable.
  • Through screen sharing, you can easily share a particular video or mail with a specific person.
  • You can share the photos or documents with one who is included in your friend-list.

FaceTime Screen Share Tutorial 

In order to share screen on FaceTime or Mac, you must have a macbook or any device that has MacOS installed (Greater than the Mojave 10.16). Users are also required to have a working apple ID associated with the default messages app (link for the app). If you don’t know what’s the messages app then iMessage is the Apple messaging service you get automatically with your Apple ID. 

Open up the messages app on your computer. Now search for a user or a group that you want to share your screen. Once it loads up, click on the icon of your contact or group. 

find contact

Now after that, please click on the (i) information symbol above the right side of contact. Check the following screenshot. 

contact information

You’ll find many options such as call, video, share, mail and info. Click on the share button. Now you’ll have two options mentioned on the below image. 

facetime screen share with contact

Select ‘invite to share my screen’ option to share your screen with that contact. Bingo, the contact or group will receive a facetime call on their Macbook.

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facetime screen share steps image

Screen Share Options

Now there are few options available to control the screen sharing over Mac OS. First option is Allow your contact to control your screen. With this option, your contact will be able to use keyboard, mouse and other attached devices same as you. In short by selecting this option, you’re going to give the contact to full access to your computer. 

First option is use the AirDrop facility. With the AirDrop, you can share your iPhone’s screen towards your macbook or connected MacOS. Then you can follow the first steps to share your iPhone towards your contacts and groups. 

The second option is mute microphone. As we all know its kind of FaceTime video call but with screen sharing option. So you and your contact can talk to each other and have healthy discussion about the projects and curriculum. If you don’t want to talk with the user or group you can simply select “Mute Microphone” which is second option. 

The third option is Pause Screen Sharing. By clicking on this option, your screen sharing will be temporarily paused. So that you can open your personal files, photos or confidential documents without revealing to viewers. 

The fourth option is “End Screen Sharing”. Its simply end the call. If you’ve done the discussion or completed the showcase. You can click on end screen sharing. 

facetime screen share controls

How to Share Screen via iPhone & iPad

Well if you’ve an iPad then the process will be the same. You just have to open the notification panel instead of the notification bar to see the undergoing request of your contacts. If you’re an iPhone user then you might have to tweak a little bit. There’s two options to share your screen from the iPhone. 

First use the AirDrop facility. With the AirDrop, you can share your iPhone’s screen towards your macbook or connected MacOS. Then you can follow the first steps to share your iPhone towards your contacts and groups. 

Secondly you can install any screen mirroring app. With the help of a screen mirroring app, you can share your phone’s display to your FaceTime call receiver without hazzalling the AirDrop and your Mac Computer. Kindly note that there’s no security or encryption guarantee by using third party apps. 

How To Share Mac Screen With Windows PC

Well technically There’re lot of applications and chrome extensions that allows you to share your mac screen with any other windows laptop and computers. But this default screen share won’t work. As it requires an apple eco system to run strictly. However you can always use Anydesk – The Tiny and portable application for desk sharing. 

Troubleshooting:

If you can’t share your screen somehow then here its troubleshooting guide that can help you to solve problems. 

  • Check if your internet is working or not.
  • Make sure you’ve right apple id, number or email of your contacts. 
  • Make sure the contacts have working and fast internet connection. (slow internet connection might not be worthy to watch the shared screen)

Follow the below guideline to turn on and off your FaceTime Screen Sharing. 

You can use screen sharing to access your Mac computer and laptop anywhere, as well as control someone else’s mac from any location. When screen sharing is enabled on your Mac, your MacBook or Mac Enabled device can be viewed from another computer. While your screen is being shared, the user of the other Mac sees what’s on your screen and does anything with it. 

How To Turn on screen sharing on your Mac

Go to System Preferences by clicking on from the menu. 

Deselect Remote Management if its been selected. As we can not run both remote management option as well as screen sharing option at the same time. 

Now select the screen sharing option by ticking in it. 

There will be multiple options to choose which kind of sharing you want to use. Select it accordingly. 

How to Turn Off Screen sharing 

Go to System Preferences by clicking on from the menu. 

Deselect Screen Sharing Box. 

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10 thoughts on “How To Share Screen on FaceTime Tutorial [Video Guide]”

  1. how to send request of screen share? my friend can request me but i can’t send request please help.

    regards,
    ridoy

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  2. you are such a good person. I’m stucked in the house due to corona outbreak and this guide helps me so much. thanks a lot sir. thank you for saving the world.

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