Zoom offers many options for sharing files and media with participants in online meetings. Sharing computer voices is one of the platform’s most useful features, especially if you are hosting webinars.
The cool thing is that this feature doesn’t require a complicated setup and there aren’t a lot of procedures. With that in mind, this article focuses on sharing computer voices and other sharing options available during meetings.
Things to know
PC audio zoom is one of the screen sharing features. This is useful when you want to share computer audio from third-party videos, for example.
For this to work, you need the Zoom Desktop application, which is available on macOS and Windows. What’s important is that you can’t share sound when sharing multiple screens.
Voice Sharing – Quick Guide
Enter your Zoom meeting and make sure you include it as the host. Otherwise, the computer sharing options may not be available to you.
Once logged in, click on “Screen Sharing” (which is the green icon) and there is a pop-up window that lets you choose what you want to share.
Click the box in front of the phrase “Sharing Computer Sounds”. Your computer voice can already be shared while you are in screen sharing mode.
What happens when the meeting is reached on the smartphone?
To be honest, you can’t turn on voice sharing on a mobile device. But there is a breakthrough to break this barrier.
More precisely, there is a way to attend a meeting on both devices and join them together. For example, you can join a meeting on your smartphone and then your computer. So get sound on your smartphone and receive video or screen sharing on desktop.
For this to work, you need to provide your own Meeting ID and Customer ID. If the “Share computer audio” option is selected on your computer, the audio will stream through both devices by default.
Now, you can mute one or the other to get sound through only one channel. If you want to stop sending, just select “Stop sharing” at the top of the meeting window.
Put the posts side by side
This mode is especially useful when hosting larger meetings or webinars. This allows you to adjust display options and keep participants on screen while sharing content and audio from your computer.
The screen is split by gallery view or speaker view and you can customize the split screen to your preference. This is easy because you just have to select the spacer and move it left or right
Here’s how to use side-by-side mode for meeting zoom:
After the meeting has started, select the “View Options” option at the top right of the screen. Then click the down arrow on the window and select the “Side by Side” mode option.
When you click the option, the screen you shared appears on the left and the speakers / participants are on the right.
At this point, you can click on the separator between the two windows And adjust the size according to your preferences. There is an option to switch between speaker width and gallery view at the top right of the window on the left.
Click on it to switch, with the speaker display being a good choice when one of the participants needs to tackle you or the group for a bit longer. Of course, you always have the option to turn computer audio sharing on or off.
There is also an option to automatically play side by side mode. To do this, you need to click on your avatar in the Zoom Desktop application and select Settings.
Make sure to select a side by side profile and you are good to go. Now, when someone starts sharing the screen, the app automatically launches this mode.
We recommend keeping this option as it makes the entire user interface easier to manage. And it makes it easy for you to link key messages while sharing the screen.
Zoom Audio troubleshooting
You will not experience sound problems as long as you follow the instructions. However, there are some common causes that can hinder transmission.
First of all, you need to check the gear level and volume. Make sure the volume in applications and the computer is high enough for you. Furthermore, if you are using a headset, check the microphone.
What’s cool is Zoom allows quick testing of your equipment before the meeting starts. If you use Computer Voice Sharing, videos or applications that you share should not be ignored. So, take a quick look at the volume / playback scroll bar in the app before starting.
In the odd case that checks everything but no sound yet, restart your app or device.