This article applies to WBS41.2.x and earlier sites. If you have a later Webex version, learn how to share motion and video content here.

Anyone in a meeting, and presenters in an event, can share content.

Share your screen

When you share your screen, everyone sees what you can see on your screen. If you have a Word document or a PowerPoint slide, or even a website or chat window open, they’ll see it.

Before your meeting, mute notifications and close any personal or sensitive documents. This way, you don’t have to worry about accidentally sharing private or distracting information.

Select Share and Screen.

Share only a specific application

When you share a specific application, others can't see anything other than the shared application. For example, if you have your browser and PowerPoint open and you choose to share PowerPoint, they can't see the browser tabs you have open. But if you have several PowerPoint presentations open, you can switch between them and they'll still be shared. You can also edit slides as you share them.

If you accidentally click on an application that’s not shared, they’ll see a gray screen.

To share an application that is open, select Share and select the application from the list of open applications.

To share an application that is not open, select Share and Other Applications, then click next to the application you want to share.

Share a video

Sharing video is slightly different from sharing any other type of content. That’s why Webex Meetings and Webex Events have a sharing mode that’s optimized for video.

Click on Share , select Optimize for motion and video from the drop-down menu, and then choose the content you want to share.

See what you're sharing

When you’re sharing content, you want to make sure you’re sharing only what you want and that everyone in the meeting can see it. When you share your screen or an application, check what everyone else sees by opening a window that shows you what you're sharing.

While sharing, go to the tab in the meeting control bar at the top of the screen and click the down arrow.

Share a file

Sharing files allows you to share a single file. It could be anything, like a document or video file stored on your computer.

If you already have the file open, share your screen or application. File sharing may not work when you're trying to share a PowerPoint presentation with embedded video.

To share a file, select Share > Share File.

Share a whiteboard

Create a whiteboard to visually share your ideas. Whiteboards shared during a meeting aren't automatically saved, so remember to save your whiteboard.

To share a blank work area where you can collaborate with the other meeting participants using both text and graphics tools, select Share and New Whiteboard.