How to Share Screen on Facetime on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Share Screen on Facetime on Mac

Facetime is a popular video calling application that allows you to connect with friends, family, and colleagues. One of the great features of Facetime is the ability to share your screen with others, making it easier to collaborate or provide remote assistance. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to share your screen on Facetime on your Mac.

Step 1: Start a Facetime Call

To begin, launch the Facetime application on your Mac and sign in with your Apple ID. Once you are signed in, initiate a video call by selecting a contact from your contacts list or by entering their phone number or email address.

Step 2: Enable Screen Sharing

During the Facetime call, locate the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Click on the screen sharing button (icon) to enable screen sharing.


  • You can only share your screen during an active video call.
  • The recipient will need to accept your request before they can see your screen.

Step 3: Choose What to Share

After enabling screen sharing, you have two options:

  • Share Entire Screen:
    • If you want to share everything on your screen, click on “Share Entire Screen” in the toolbar. This option is useful when you want to show someone exactly what you are seeing and doing on your Mac.
  • Share Only a Window:
    • If you prefer to share a specific application or window, click on “Share Window” in the toolbar. You will then be prompted to choose the desired window or application from a list.

Step 4: Start Screen Sharing

Once you have selected what you want to share, click on the “Start Screen Sharing” button. A notification will appear for the recipient, asking them to accept your screen sharing request.

Step 5: End Screen Sharing

To stop sharing your screen, simply click on the screen sharing button in the toolbar again. Alternatively, you can also end the Facetime call altogether by clicking on the red phone icon.


Screen sharing on Facetime is an excellent feature that allows you to collaborate with others more effectively. Whether you need to present a project, provide remote support, or show someone how to do something on their Mac, screen sharing makes it easy. Follow the steps outlined in this tutorial, and you’ll be able to share your screen on Facetime in no time!

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