Zoom sharing your screen on Wayland issue


Users were experiencing limited screen sharing options in Wayland. To share just a specific application, they needed to launch their Linux session with Xorg instead. 


Zoom has resolved this issue in client version 5.11.1. Learn more about release notes for Linux, and update to the latest version of Zoom.

If you are still experiencing issues, submit a request to Zoom Support to assist you with troubleshooting logs.

Additional troubleshooting

Use a third-party virtual camera

Note: This workaround uses a third-party virtual camera tool that is not officially supported by Zoom. Refer to OBS Support if you have any issues.

  1. Install OBS on your Linux distro. Make sure your system meets all prerequisites for OBS.
  2. Open OBS and create a scene using Display Capture (share the entire screen) or Window Capture (share a specific window).
  3. In the Controls panel, click Start Virtual Camera.
  4. Start or join a Zoom meeting.
  5. Share your screen and select Content from a 2nd Camera.
  6. In the top-right corner, click Switch Camera until the OBS virtual camera is displayed as the screen share.

Join from a web browser

The Zoom web client allows joining a Zoom meeting or webinar in a web browser without downloading any plugins or software. Learn more about using the Zoom web client to join a meeting.