How to FaceTime Screen Share on Mac (2022)

Share your screen in a Mac FaceTime call with friends, family, and co-workers.

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Learning how to screen share on a Mac FaceTime call is useful in all kinds of situations, whether you want to walk someone through how to interpret a spreadsheet or just informally show a family member some fun digital art. Let's cover how to share your screen on a FaceTime call on your Mac. 

Related: FaceTime Not Working? 10 Ways to Fix It

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Who needs Zoom? Share a single window or your entire screen while on a Mac FaceTime call. 
  • Share your screen to review documents, clarify tasks, or show off your amazing vacation photos. 

How to Share Screen on FaceTime on Mac

To learn more about your Mac's hidden features, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. If you want to share your screen on a group FaceTime call, everyone on the call must have a Mac running macOS 12.1 or later, an iPhone running iOS 15.1 or later, or an iPad running iPadOS 15.1 or later. If anyone on the call does not have the required software versions, the Share Screen icon will simply not appear. But if all participants’ software is up to date, then you should be good to go! Now, here's how to screen share on a Mac FaceTime call: 

  1. Open the FaceTime app.

  2. Click New FaceTime to start a call.

    Click New FaceTime (or you can also use Create Link to start a call).
  3. Enter at least one contact name, email, or phone number and click FaceTime.

    Enter a contact name, email, or number and click FaceTime.
  4. Once you have started a FaceTime call, click the Share Screen icon.

    Once you are in a FaceTime call, click the Share Screen icon. This is how to screen share.
  5. If you want to share your entire desktop, click Screen

  6. Click Share This Screen to confirm. 

    If sharing a Screen, move the mouse arrow over the screen in question and click Share This Screen.
  7. If you want to change what screen you’re sharing, at any time you can click Change Shared Screen.

    If you want to change what screen you’re sharing, at any time you can click Change Shared Screen.
  8. If you want to share on a specific window on your desktop, click Window

  9. Select the window you want to share, then click Share This Window to confirm.

    If sharing a Window, select the window in question and click Share This Window.
  10. If you want to change what window you’re sharing, at any time you can click Change Shared Window.

    If you want to change what window you’re sharing, at any time you can click Change Shared Window.

Now you can share your screen anytime you'd like on a FaceTime call! 

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Devala Rees has been a writer since the age of eleven, and a loyal user of Apple products for even longer. His writing background is quite eclectic, from freelance professional articles to Hindu religious scholarship to fantasy novels. Much of his writing on various topics can be found on Quora.com.