Saturday, February 3, 2024

How to Fix Screen Sharing on Discord

Discord has many cool features that make it unique and practical. One of its best features is screen sharing, allowing your friends and teammates to see your screen in real-time.

A common issue with Discord screen sharing is that sometimes the audio doesn't work. In this article, we will show you how to fix this issue. We will also include easy solutions for other screen sharing problems.

How to Fix Discord Screen Sharing

Before we begin, note that screen sharing doesn't depend on your webcam. It displays your computer screen in real-time. Audio during screen sharing may refuse to work even if the video is clear.

Ensure Stable Internet Connection:

  • First, make sure your internet connection is stable.
  • Restart Discord and try sharing your screen again.
  • If the issue persists, restart your device. Also, ensure your device's system is up to date.

Update or Reinstall Audio Drivers:

  • Press the Windows key + R simultaneously on your keyboard.
  • Enter "devmgmt.msc" in the search field and press Enter to open Device Manager.
  • Go to the Audio tab.
  • Right-click on the audio hardware and choose Uninstall Device.
  • Right-click on the device manager screen and select Scan for Hardware Changes. Your computer should detect all audio hardware and install the initial drivers. Restart when the setup is complete.

If the issue persists, the problem may be outdated audio drivers. Update them:

  • Tap the Windows key on your keyboard and type "device manager" in the search field.
  • Open the first item that appears.
  • In the Audio tab, find your audio device.
  • Right-click on the audio device and choose Update Driver.

Fix Discord Permission Conflicts:

  • Ensure Discord has all the necessary permissions, especially microphone access.
  • Press the Windows key and search for "Microphone Privacy Settings."
  • Click on the first item that appears.
  • Scroll down to the tab "Allow Desktop Apps to Access Your Microphone" and make sure it's enabled.
  • You don't need to give Discord microphone access individually on Windows, but you may need to do it on mobile devices. If unsure, reinstall the Discord app.

Use Push to Talk:

  • Launch the Discord app.
  • Find your username at the bottom left of the Main screen.
  • Click on Settings next to your name.
  • Go to the Voice & Video tab and select the Push to Talk input mode.
  • Adjust the Shortcut key below. The default push-to-talk release delay is generally good. Changes will take effect immediately.
  • If push to talk doesn't help, you can reset the Voice settings from this menu (bottom of the page).

Add Game Activity:

  • Another neat Discord setting is manually adding your current activity.
  • Start Discord.
  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Click on the Game Activity Status tab.
  • If you see "No game detected!" at the top of your screen, click the Add It! button below.
  • Finally, select an activity from the dropdown menu and press Add Game.

Run Discord as Administrator:

  • Right-click on the Discord.exe file in the Discord folder.
  • Select Properties.
  • Click on Compatibility.
  • Enable "Run This Program as an Administrator" and click Apply.

If none of these steps resolve the screen sharing issue, ensure Discord is the only application using your microphone. Close all other applications and try sharing your screen again. Additionally, try disabling your firewall and antivirus software, as they may sometimes interfere.

Back to Streaming

Discord is an incredible streaming platform, closely connected with Twitch, allowing you to share your gaming sessions with close friends. Usually, Discord screen sharing works well, but occasional disruptions may occur.

Our guide should help you address potential audio issues during screen sharing. Which of these fixes worked for you? Is Discord your preferred screen sharing application? Let us know in the comments below.


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