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Screen Sharing without a camera

So I am one of the 5% of the people who can test Screen Sharing, but I've noticed that Screen Sharing requires to start a video call, which requires a camera. Basically, you can't start a screen sharing session without having a webcam. I think we should be able to start screen sharing without having one as I don't really understand why it would require one.

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  • Bynos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to be able to share my screen, but I do not have a camera installed - so i can't?!

    Shouldn't the Screen Sharing and Camera features be separate entities so you can do one without the other.

  • Miroware commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Nope. You can start sharing your screen through the voice call option as well.

  • TheLoneWolf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "You don't need a camera to screen share. Enter a voice call, and a little screen share button will appear. I agree it needs to be more obvious or apparent, but it's already possible without a camera."

    ^ This guy

  • TheLoneWolf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    That`s a terrible Idea, if you don`t have webcam simply the video cam will not work. i don`t understend why you have 747. This has to be a bug =))

  • TheLoneWolf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can simply start a voice call and then press the screenshare button, You do not need to press the video calling button.

  • GamingFlamin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can simply start a voice call and then press the screenshare button, You do not need to press the video calling button.

  • MysticSpooker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You should try voice call, it does work on that. Tried with a couple of friends and voice call works, it's pretty much video call but voice call isn't turned on.

  • King Revoker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My camera has been unplugged every time I screen share and it worked fine. Maybe you are bugged?

  • Xblade commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "You don't need a camera to screen share. Enter a voice call, and a little screen share button will appear. I agree it needs to be more obvious or apparent, but it's already possible without a camera."

    ^ This guy

  • Chillah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You don't need a camera to screen share. Enter a voice call, and a little screen share button will appear. I agree it needs to be more obvious or apparent, but it's already possible without a camera.

  • Emzlo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can already, I don't have a camera and I can still screen-share.

  • Zeryther commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    lmao I submitted this before I knew that you don't need a camera.

    so please stop upvoting this xD

  • vonrohawk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have been able to screen share without a camera so far. I wonder if there is something else going on that is preventing your from getting it? I think my settings are normal. At the moment, I am screen sharing with my cousin, who doesn't have access to the video calling, and as long as I call her, we can screen share. She has a Mac, with a built-in camera, and I unplugged mine because I don't use it much.

    I know this doesn't help much, but I have been able to use the screen sharing without a camera (tl:dr).

  • Faeryl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    From Discord's Change Log:

    "We've rolled out Video Chat and Screen Sharing to 10% of our players at random in order to test bandwidth and quality."

    "Video chat or Screen Share with up to 10 friends (although more than 5 can be on the struggle bus)."

    ______

    Hard to tell, but it really depends on what Discord's definition of "Screen Share" is ... :thinking:

  • Xandarius commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To clarify, you do not need a camera to screenshare. I've been able to screenshare and I have no camera hooked up to my computer.

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