How to enable screen sharing on macOS devices?

If you are using a device running macOS Catalina or a later version, you may need to make changes under macOS System Preferences to start screen sharing with your chosen web browser.

Last updated: April 2022


  • Our web browser recommendations for macOS devices are found here.
  • This following steps are not required if you are using Apple's web browser Safari. 
  • You can learn more about screen sharing in a call from here.

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  1. How to enable screen sharing on macOS devices
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How to enable screen sharing on macOS devices

If you are using a macOS device and looking to screen share for the first time using a web browser that is not Safari please follow the steps listed here: 

  1. Go to the Apple menu() from the top left side of your device menu bar. 
  2. Then click Systems Preferences...
  3. Head to the Security & Privacy section where you may be first taken to the General tab. 

  4. Click on the Privacy tab section and then select Screen Recording from the options listed on the left-side menu. You will then note any applications with a tick symbol if they have been granted permission to screen record or share from the application list that is presented on the right-side. 

  5. If you are not seeing your web browser listed here already, click the + symbol to add it to the list. You may also require to click the pad-lock symbol on the bottom left of the window to authenticate this change by entering your password or fingerprint.
  6. Once you have made any changes in this section, quit and re-open your web browser to start screen sharing!

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