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Host disabled participant


In a test meeting I'm creating for myself for the purpose of testing my "screen sharing" I keep getting this message window... " Host disabled participant screen sharing". How can I change this so I can test my ability to screen share for future meetings?  When I click on the green "screen sharing" button, it just goes directly to this message.  Warning, I'm 62 and slowly getting computer savvy. I would greatly appreciate help.


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Hi @karencastle, and welcome to the Zoom Community! I would be glad to help you. Have you checked your Settings to ensure that screen-sharing is enabled? Also, what device are you using?


You might also find this resource to be helpful: 

That was a great video. It doesn't take care of my issue but there was great info in there. Thank you.  Today I have a friend having me join a meeting so I can test the screen sharing. I'm thinking it will work since I already allowed access through my settings. I'm guessing that it may not be doable for me to test screen sharing on a test video I created??  Hopefully this works.  Thank you so much for your time. I will let you know if that worked. 🙂


Yes.  But I'm using a test zoom.  I'm on a Mac.  My goal is to be able to screen share during meetings I join where I am not the host. Because I'm testing it by myself as a test meeting that make me the host. Maybe it's impossible to test screen sharing on a test meeting?

I will take a look at the link you gave me. But it's likely the same one I keep following with basic info.  Thanks so much.