Discord’s user base is grounded in the gaming realm, but you will notice that many people recommend using it for personal and work communication. Discord may not compete with apps like Microsoft Teams, but it’s a pretty good alternative to both Slack and Skype.
Screenshot on Discord
Discord’s user base influences the impression most people have on the app, that’s for games. While you can stream to Discord, the app can also be used for basic video calling, and it can share the screen or a certain program window with anyone else.
- Open discord and select a group or thread.
- Click on the video call button.
- Once the call is started, click the ‘Share your screen’ button (it is switched between the webcam and microphone).
- Choose what you want to share ie a window it’s open on your screen, or the entire screen. Apps that are minimized will not be listed for sharing.
- Choose the streaming quality and frame rates you want to share the stream on.
- Click Go Live.
- When the call is answered, the screen will be visible to all participants.
- If you want share the webcam feed as well as your screen, click on the camera icon to activate it.
Note: To share your screen in a public room, you must first have permission. Permissions for public rooms are managed by mods or administrators. You can not share the screen with an entire server.
Screen sharing vs live streaming
Discord is known for live streaming, but live streaming is essentially just about sharing your screen with someone. Live streaming is synonymous with broadcasting a stream to a service like YouTube or Twitch, while screen sharing is mostly private and one-on-one between friends or a group of friends.
With Discord, ten people can share their screens at the same time, which you won’t find in many other programs. Not even Microsoft Teams allows multiple participants in the same call to share their screens simultaneously.
Discord’s screen sharing feature is rather underestimated. Not only does it allow users to choose the quality of the stream (resolution and FPS), it is also much more stable than screen sharing on Skype. Users can share both their desktop and their camera input within one call, and this applies to anyone who can share their screen, which in turn is not a feature you will find on many popular online meeting tools. Discord handles these streams extremely well, as long as your internet connection is stable.
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