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Enable Screen Sharing Permission for macOS Catalina (10.15) and later

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Written by Ethan Binder
Updated over a week ago

Apple introduced new security and privacy features with macOS Catalina. Learn how to enable screen sharing for GoPeer.

If you are running macOS Catalina — version 10.15 or later — you must grant access to the new Screen Recording Permission in order to share your screen during an online lesson.

This is macOS/Apple security setting, we apologize, but we do not have control over this setting.

How to enable screen sharing for GoPeer

  1. When you first join a GoPeer Classroom meeting on macOS Catalina, you’ll be asked to enable the Screen Recording permission for Google Chrome.

    When you see the following dialog, click "Open System Preferences".

For Safari

  • All you need to do is click "Allow"

For Chrome

  • Follow the steps mentioned in this article

If you do not see the dialog above or you are unable to screen share, manually open System Preferences, click the "Security and Privacy" icon and then choose "Screen Recording" in the sidebar.

-2 In the Screen Recording section click the box next to Google Chrome to allow screen sharing for your GoPeer online lessons. You may need to click the unlock icon in the bottom-left.

-3 Next, click "Quit Now". You will not be able to screen share until you quit and restart Google Chrome.

-4 Rejoin your video call. You should now be able to screen share!

Note: If you disable the Screen Recording permission from System Preferences, you'll need to re-enable it again in the future.

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