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Discord: How to share a screen on a public server?

Screen sharing problems on Discord? Here’s how to fix them.

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On Discord, performing screen sharing on a private call is basic. Just click a single button and choose your sharing options. The problem ? This button does not appear in call on a server. However, it is indeed possible to perform this task in a public channel (although only on computer). Here’s how.

Activate developer mode

The first essential step is to activate the developer options:

  • Go to the settings by clicking on the cog in the lower left.
  • Navigate to section Aappearance.
  • Go down in the parameters Advances and tick it Developer mode.
Discord appearance settings

This developer mode will allow you to add an option after a quick right click on a channel, server or user. The option Copy the identifier. We will need these identifiers for the following.

Access the voice room interface

You must know the interface during a private call. This interface also exists for public calls. But to access it, you will have to create a link. This link follows this format:

It is then necessary to replace ServerID by the identifier of the server where you are. To get it, right click on the server name and then Copy the identifier. Then replace VoicechannelID by the identifier of the voice room in which you are.

You just have to send this link in a text chat room or in a user’s private messages. And click on it. You will then have access to the voice room interface.

Vocal Discord Lounge Interface

As you can see, the screen sharing button is then available in the menu at the bottom.

Problems encountered during screen sharing

My screen sharing has no sound

When you share a screen, Discord offers you several options. To be able to share the sound of the application, you must select Application window. Also remember to check HIS.

Screen sharing settings

Then choose the corresponding window from the list.

The window I want to share is not in the list

If a window does not appear:

  • Go to the settings of the application in question.
  • In the section Video, look for it Display mode.
  • Set it to Windowed borderless (you may lose fps)

Restart sharing. The window should now be detected.

Discord crashes when sharing screen

It happens to multiple users that Discord or the shared application crashes when performing screen sharing. If this is your case, remember to update the drivers for your graphics card (update for Nvidia or AMD). If that doesn’t work, you probably have insufficient configuration for screen sharing. You will need a more powerful graphics card and / or processor.

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