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How to share a video on Zoom

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How to share a video on Zoom: You set up a videoconference on Zoom, the famous conference call platform used by millions of users around the world, and you have seen fit to show a video to those who will take part in it. I don’t see where the problem is: thanks to the Zoom function that allows you to share the screen, it is possible in just a few clicks.

How do you say? You are a beginner with this solution and, therefore, you do not have the faintest idea of how to share a video on Zoom? Don’t worry, if you want I can explain to you how to do it, both from a computer and from smartphones and tablets. I guarantee you that it is not complicated at all: you just have to know where to “put your hand” and that’s it.

Come on then: position yourself comfortably to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs, try to understand how Zoom content sharing works and put my “tips” into practice, so as not to have problems in completing your tech “business” of today. Enjoy the reading!

How to share a video on Zoom from a computer

Let’s start this discussion by seeing how to share a video on Zoom from a computertherefore using the desktop client of the well-known platform: if you have not yet downloaded it, proceed to do so immediately with the help of the instructions I have provided in my guide dedicated to the topic.

After starting Zoom, log into your account by filling in the fields E-mail And Password and clicking on the button Log in; or use one of the other available access methods, such as Google or Facebook. Once logged in, start the videoconference by clicking on the orange button New meeting.

Now, if you have not already done so, send the invitation to join the conference to the people of your interest: just click on the button Participants at the bottom, press the button Invite located at the bottom of the right sidebar and invite your parents contacts oa copy the invitation link through the appropriate function (if you want to see the invitation procedure in detail, I refer you to reading the in-depth analysis I have dedicated to the general operation of Zoom).

Once everyone you have invited to the conference has connected, you can share the video you want to show them in an extremely simple way: all you have to do is call up the screen sharing and select the window you want to show to others.

First, then, open the video of your interest, by double clicking on his preview. Next, click on the green button Share your screen (at the bottom, in the window relating to the conference started) and make sure that, in the window that opens, the tab is selected Base (up). Then select the window relating to the video you want to share with conference participants by clicking on it.

Having done this, however share video on zoom with audio and make sure that both the audio and the video are reproduced optimally, put the check mark on the boxes Share computer sound And Optimize screen sharing for video clips, which are located in the lower left corner of the screen sharing window. Then click the button Share placed at the bottom right and that’s it. Finally, you just have to play the video by clicking on the button Play in the window that contains the latter.

As you can see, the wording will appear in the window relating to the video you are playing “You are sharing your screen”, indicating that everything went well. When you want to stop sharing the video, just click on the red button Stop sharing (always present in the movie sharing window). Easier than that ?!

How to share a video on Zoom from smartphones and tablets

Share videos on Zoom from smartphone

If you want to know how to share a video on Zoom from smartphones and tabletsas you have decided to start a video conference from one of your mobile devices, know that this is feasible and even in this case it is very simple to implement.

First, open the Zoom app on your device Android (also available on alternative stores) or iOS / iPadOS and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account: to log in, just tap on the item Log in present on the main screen of the app and enter e-mail And password or use an account Google or Facebook (based on how you signed up).

Once logged in, start your videoconference by pressing the button New meeting and then on the button Start a meeting. Next, invite the people you want to join the conference by pressing the button Participants (if you don’t see it, tap in an “empty” point on the screen) and, in the opened menu, press the button Invite located at the bottom.

At this point, choose the app with which to send the invitation (eg. Messenger, Gmail, Outlook, etc.). To accept the conference participants, you will then have to press the button Admit which will appear on the screen when the various participants ask to enter the room. More info here.

Once the conference has started, you are finally ready to share a video with those present at the conference. How you do it? First, click on the green button Share / Share content located at the bottom (from a smartphone) or at the top right (from a tablet). If you don’t see the button in question, tap an “empty” spot on the screen.

Next, if you are using a device Androidselect the item Screen in the menu that opened, click on the button Start now and move up ON the switch located next to the item Allow viewing on top of other appsin the new screen that was shown to you.

On iOS / iPadOSinstead, after selecting the item Screen in the opened menu, select the item Zoom and then the wording Start transmission. A 3 second countdown will start, at the end of which the screen transmission will start.

Go, therefore, to the position where the video you want to share is present (e.g. the app Tunnelthe app Photoone school bagetc.), open the content of your interest by pressing on his previewand start playback by pressing the button Play.

Perhaps, you may find it practical to “prepare” the content to be played before starting screen sharing, so conference participants will not see the other content in your device’s Gallery or, in any case, in the location where the video to be shared is located. and, moreover, you will also optimize the times. For advice on this, I invite you to consult my tutorial on how to order photos and videos.

Once you have finished showing the video, remember to stop sharing the screen: to be able to do so Androidtap on the icon (>) located at the bottom left and select the wording Stop sharing; on iOS / iPadOSinstead, tap onred indicator appeared at the top of the screen and select the item Stop from the opened menu. Did you see how easy it was to share a video on Zoom from your mobile device?