Webcam and screen share
Equip your team for multi-person presentations using webcam and screen share technology. Learn more about Breakroom's multi-screen technology and personal media management.

Enabling webcam and screen share

Video streaming services are available on a zone-by-zone basis, depending on the location of your avatar. If your avatar enters an area equipped with video sharing functionality, the relevant buttons will appear at the top of your screen.
The Video and Screenshare buttons will appear when you enter a relevant zone.
Some of Breakroom's scenes are designed with "hideaway" screens that only appear while a user is actively streaming video or sharing their screen. If you don't see a screen in your immediate area, don't panic! As long as the Video and Screenshare buttons appear at the top of your screen, you will be able to stream.
The text displayed on the buttons reflects how you are currently interacting with the region. If video and screen sharing are available to you, but you are not currently using them, the buttons will say "Video Off" and "Screenshare Off," respectively. To activate a feature, click on the appropriate button. The button will glow green, and its text will change to reflect the fact that you are currently streaming.
Here a user's webcam is enabled.
When you turn on video sharing, a pop-up may ask you to confirm that you want to share your webcam or screen. To allow the Breakroom system to access your camera, click "Accept."
An example permission pop-up.

Managing your video screens

Breakroom makes it easy to toggle between your webcam and screen sharing. Multiple presenters can also share their screens at once.
Here a user is sharing their screen in a workshop area. Their Breakroom username is displayed at the bottom of the screen for ease of reference. The same rule applies to webcams.​‌
Here, two users are sharing their webcams in-world. When multiple users share their screens or webcams simultaneously, the resulting feeds will automatically be resized and tiled within the designated screen area.
When you are using webcam and screen share simultaneously, it's important to remember that your webcam will remain active unless you manually turn it off. For instance, if you were speaking to your team through your webcam and then clicked the Screenshare button in order to share a file on your screen, your webcam would still be active behind the scenes. Once you stopped sharing your screen, your webcam feed would be displayed in-world. For seamless transitioning between webcam and screen share, first make sure that you've turned on your webcam and affirmed that Breakroom has permission to access your camera. Then use the Screenshare button to toggle screen share as needed, keeping in mind that your camera will remain active until you turn it off.

Controlling where screens appear

The rightmost button in the top conference system toolbar gives you the ability to toggle between multiple screen views on your personal computer. Combined with Breakroom's webcam and screen share functions, this tool makes presentations more efficient and accessible for both you and your users.
The button's text will change to reflect its current setting. It will be called "See in World" or "See on Screen."
Here's another example of a screen being shared. Notice that the text on the screen appearance button above says "See In World," and the screen is being displayed on an in-world viewer.
Here the user has clicked the screen appearance button, toggling it to "See on Screen" mode. The shared screen has opened in a new window, essentially "popping forward" and expanding for better visibility.
In the upper right corner of the new screen window, you'll see an expansion toggle. You can use this to enter fullscreen mode.
You can also click on the center of the screen to minimize it. The screen will shrink, and "park" itself beneath the conferencing system control bar. To expand it, simply click on it again. If multiple presenters are streaming over webcam or sharing their screens, you'll see multiple smaller screens arranged here, allowing you to browse through them and enlarge only the screen you want to see.
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