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Screen Share Only Mode Meetings

The screen share-only mode permits you to participate in a meeting and either share or receive a screen, emphasizing screen sharing over video or audio communication. This mode is particularly useful in scenarios where the primary focus is on the shared content, rather than exchanging visual or verbal cues. During such meetings, hosts/presenters can share their screens, while participants can view the content on their devices. In case participants want to communicate using audio or video and have face-to-face interactions, the "switchConnectonMode" API can be used to switch to the default connectionMode from ScreenShareOnly mode.

Differences between Default and ScreenShareOnly connection mode 

Default connection mode

  1. Participants can see and hear each other and may communicate via audio, video, or other features. 
  2. Participants can interact with each other and engage in discussions.
  3. Participating in a meeting without granting audio and video permissions is not possible

ScreenShareOnly connection mode

  1. Participants can focus solely on the content being presented without echo effects.
  2. Useful for presentations, demonstrations, or training sessions where the focus is on the content being shared rather than on interactive discussion.
  3. Participating in a meeting without granting audio and video permissions is possible.

Use Cases

Presentations: In a scenario where a presentation needs to be shared with multiple participants within a confined space/conference room, the screen share-only mode can be useful to display the content without any echo. This functionality serves to enhance the audience's focus on the presentation content.

Meetings without audio/video devices: There could be several situations "where you don't have audio/video devices" or "you are unable to grant audio or video permissions" from your device. In such cases, utilizing the screen share-only mode can be advantageous as it enables you to send/view the content presented during the meeting.

Providing technical support: The screen share-only mode is helpful when providing remote technical support, particularly in situations where the audio is being transmitted through a separate channel. It allows the support person to access the individual's screen, providing better visibility and enabling more effective diagnosis and troubleshooting of issues.

Join a meeting in screen share-only mode

To join a screen share-only mode meeting, use the following code snippet (out of meeting).

 webClientSDK.meetingService.joinMeeting("<MEETING_ID>","<PASSCODE>", "<DISPLAY_NAME>","<ScreenShareOnly>").then(() => {
   console.error("Meeting join failed with error: ", JSON.stringify(error));
Switch to screen share-only mode during the meeting

The Web Client SDK offers various APIs, including "switchConnectonMode," that allow you to switch between the two modes during a meeting. By using this function, you can easily switch from the default connection mode to screen share-only mode and vice versa.


The connectionMode displays the current connection mode of the meeting, which can be either "Default or ScreenShareOnly".