How to use Dual monitor in Zoom App

Hosts using the Zoom desktop client can choose to have multiple participants share the screen simultaneously during a meeting. This is useful for comparing participants’ documents and materials in multiple locations in real time (dual monitor).


This feature ( option to use dual monitor ) is enabled by default.

To use dual monitor

  • Version 3.6.17038.1226 or later using the Zoom desktop client (Mac / Windows)
  • Remote support for host is off

To enable simultaneous screen sharing

  1. Start the Zoom meeting.
  2. Click the arrow next to the Screen Sharing icon and select the option ” Multiple participants can share at the same time “.Selecting this optionallows all participants using the desktop client
    to share their screen at any time without host intervention. Please note thatparticipants using the Zoom room and mobile app
    can only share when others are not sharing.
  3. Sharing starts when you or the desktop participant clicks the Screen Sharing icon. Even if someone has already shared the screen, other participants can start sharing as well.


Participants will differ based on what is set up.

For participants using dual monitors,
two screens recently shared on each monitor will be displayed.

・ A participant who is using a single monitor
will see the screen that has been recently shared.
Participants can change the screen displayed by selecting [ View Options ].

Hosts can switch to One participant can share at a time at any point in the meeting . Please refer to the detailed steps on how to share the screen when one participant can share at the same time .

Limitations: The option “Share computer audio” and “Optimize for full screen video clips”will not be available if the option to share multiple screens simultaneously is enabled . Participants in the Zoom room or using mobile devices can not be shared while others are sharing.

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Frequently Asked Question


A Zoom Room enables the sharing and viewing of multiple screens at the same time. There are two ways in which a screen can be shared by participants who are remote or by participants who are in the same room as remote participants. It is possible to assign a specific display to each shared screen. It is possible to toggle between which screen is being displayed if there is only one screen in the room.
A dual monitor display enables you to watch video and screen share simultaneously on two different monitors at the same time. The video is displayed on one monitor while the screen share is displayed on another monitor.
Using Windows, you can set up two monitors at the same time
  1. You can open Settings by selecting Start and then clicking the Settings button.
  2. Select Display from the System drop-down menu. …
  3. You can choose the way your screen will be projected across your displays from the dropdown list next to the image of your desktop.
  4. Select the setup you want to use and then select the Apply button once you’ve chosen it.
As soon as you open a meeting or start a meeting, Zoom will open on the monitor of your choice by default. If you wish, you can drag the meeting window into that monitor. Zoom will remember that the next time you open or start a meeting, and you will be able to use that screen as an entry screen when you open a meeting.
In order to see the video layout and screen-share configuration more clearly on two screens, the dual monitor display allows you to display the video layout and screen-share configuration on two separate monitors/screens, allowing you to view them from different angles from one another. As you are able to choose between displaying a gallery view on one monitor and a speaker view on the other screen, you have the option of displaying a content share on either monitor. There is a feature in PowerPoint presentations that will allow you to hide notes from the audience while you are presenting so that they cannot see what you are saying.
With the Zoom client on a desktop computer, the user has the option of joining multiple meetings simultaneously, allowing them to simultaneously participate in and monitor several meetings on the desktop simultaneously. The first Zoom meeting will take place the same way as any other meeting. You can also become a member of any other Zoom meetings by pasting the join URL into your browser, and Zoom will automatically launch when you paste the URL into your browser.

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