Google Tip: Screen Leap Screen Sharing in Gmail

Google Tip: Screen Leap Screen Sharing in Gmail



  • Screenleap is a screen sharing tool that allows you to quickly share your screen in seconds. One click is all it takes to share your screen (Java required). Your students and colleagues can view your screen from any device with a web browser without having to install any software. Screenleap is the easiest way to share your screen with anyone. This is a great tool to use with colleagues and students to quickly answer questions or demonstrate a process.
  • The Screenleap browser extension for Gmail allows you to start sharing your screen without leaving Gmail. One click is all it takes to share your screen with a Gmail contact.
  • You can add the Gmail Extension through the Chrome Store – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search-extensions/screenleap
  • Click on “Screen Leap for Gmail” and it will walk you through adding the extension to your Gmail.  After the extension is set up you will notice a green computer screen at the top of your Gmail screen, message options, and chat window.
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After installing, refresh your Gmail page or open Gmail in a new tab.
You can now initiate sharing from within Gmail in three different ways:

Email CompositionClick on the “Compose” button in Gmail and you will see a “Share Screen” button at the top of the composition area. Click on the button to begin sharing your screen. We will auto-populate your email with the share link to make it easier for you to invite viewers.

Contact HovercardMove your cursor over a contact’s name to display the contact hovercard and then click the screen share icon to begin sharing your screen. If the contact is online, we will open a Google Chat window and auto-populate it with the share link. If the contact is offline, we will auto-populate an email with the share link for you.

Google ChatClick on the screen share icon in the chat window to begin sharing your screen. The share link will be inserted into the chat window for you.

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