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.
Ability to set a gif, image, voice sounds as an alternative would be awesome.
King Revoker commented
My camera has been unplugged every time I screen share and it worked fine. Maybe you are bugged?
"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
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.
You can already, I don't have a camera and I can still screen-share.
lmao I submitted this before I knew that you don't need a camera.
so please stop upvoting this xD
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).
I agree with this and hope it can be fixed!
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:
You start a call using then phone, and then hit the screenshare button. No need to launch your camera at all.
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.
Xaetral - アロヒス commented
same here o/
I don't have a stand-alone webcam for my pc so I can't share my screen, that's awful :/
It's called video calling for a reason....?
Looking at the comments, there seems to be a little confusion and a workaround. If you do not have a video device installed, the option to start a Video Call is greyed out and says "camera unavailable" when you hover over.
Using the Voice Call > Screen share sounds like a good idea as a workaround. However, the Help page explicitly tells you to start a Video Call to access this information.
It would be very helpful to have this separated completely. If not possible, updating the help page with information on how to access the screenshare without a video device would be excellent.
Yeah, you can turn on screenshare with the left most button on a voice call
You don't need to start a Video Call to Screen Share, just press the button and a button called: Turn on Screen Share besides the Mute button
I do not have the screenshare, but it would be a great idea to screenshare without camera, because idk why it does require it.