How to Allow Discord to Screen Share on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who wants to screen share on Discord? Screen sharing is a great way to collaborate and share your screen with friends, colleagues, or gaming buddies.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to enable screen sharing on Discord for Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Update Discord

Before we dive into enabling screen sharing, make sure you have the latest version of Discord installed on your Mac. To update Discord:

  • Step 1: Open Discord on your Mac.
  • Step 2: Click on the “Discord” menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Step 3: Select “Check for Updates” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Enable Screen Sharing

To allow Discord to screen share on your Mac, follow these simple steps:

Method 1: System Preferences

If you prefer using System Preferences to enable screen sharing, here’s what you need to do:

  • Step 1: Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 2: In System Preferences, click on “Security & Privacy.”
  • Step 3: Navigate to the “Privacy” tab and click on “Screen Recording” in the left sidebar.
  • Step 4: Check the box next to “Discord” to allow it access for screen sharing.

Method 2: Discord Settings

If you prefer enabling screen sharing directly in the Discord settings, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open Discord on your Mac.
  • Step 2: Click on the gear icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen to open User Settings.
  • Step 3: In User Settings, click on “Voice & Video” in the left sidebar.
  • Step 4: Scroll down to the “Video” section and toggle on the “Enable Screen Share” option.

Congratulations! You have successfully enabled screen sharing on Discord for your Mac. Now you can easily share your screen with others during voice or video calls.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues while enabling screen sharing on Discord, here are a few troubleshooting tips to help you out:

  • Check Permissions: Make sure you have granted necessary permissions for Discord to access your screen in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Screen Recording.
  • Restart Discord: Sometimes a simple restart can solve minor issues. Quit Discord and reopen it after making changes to your settings.
  • Contact Support: If none of the above solutions work, reach out to Discord’s support team for further assistance. They will be able to provide specific guidance based on your issue.

We hope this tutorial helped you enable screen sharing on Discord for Mac. Now you can easily share your screen and collaborate with others seamlessly. Happy screen sharing!

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