Zoom is responding to trolls hijacking meetings to screen share inappropriate content.


During a Zoom meeting, participants will not be able to screen share without permission from the host.

Action Needed

Hosts can either give participants permission to screen share during a meeting, or change default settings in Zoom to allow them to screen share. Enabling a meeting password is another option.


See Actions for details on this update and how to modify your settings to allow screen sharing beyond the host. 

To allow All Participants to screen share: 

  1. Open Zoom and click the Settings (cog) icon in the upper right corner of the Home tab.
  2. Click Profile, then click the View Advanced Features button.
  3. Scroll down to Screen sharing and select either Host Only (default) or All Participants. If you select All Participants you can also allow participants to share when someone else is sharing.

To enable a meeting password: 

Enable a meeting password and share that password with your meeting attendees privately over email, in a calendar invite, or within Canvas. Do not post your meeting password on a publicly accessible website. See Actions for Zoom instructions on Meeting and Webinar Passwords.