Why is my screen share not working Discord?

Answered by Jason Smith

I’ve had this issue before, where my screen share wasn’t working on Discord. After some troubleshooting, I found that the problem was due to the game I was trying to share being in fullscreen mode. Discord doesn’t support fullscreen sharing for programs, so it’s important to switch the game to windowed mode.

To do this, you’ll need to go into the game’s settings or options menu. Look for an option that allows you to change the display mode or window type. Usually, you’ll have the choice between fullscreen, windowed, or borderless windowed mode. Select either windowed or borderless windowed mode, as these should work for screen sharing on Discord.

Once you’ve made the change, try sharing your screen again on Discord. You should now be able to see the game window in the screen share preview. If you still encounter any issues, make sure that you have the latest version of Discord installed and that your graphics drivers are up to date.

It’s worth noting that even when the game is in windowed mode, Discord may not always capture the game correctly for screen sharing. In such cases, you can try using Discord’s application window sharing instead. To do this, click on the screen share button and select the specific application window you want to share.

Additionally, it’s important to mention that Discord’s screen sharing feature has some limitations. It may not work for certain games or applications that have specific anti-cheat measures or overlays. In these cases, you may need to use alternative screen sharing methods like OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) or other streaming software.

If your screen share is not working on Discord, check if the game you’re trying to share is in fullscreen mode. Switch it to windowed or borderless windowed mode, and make sure you have the latest version of Discord and updated graphics drivers. If needed, consider using Discord’s application window sharing or alternative software for screen sharing.