Google Meet Screen sharing is black after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

In this post, we will fix Screen Share Not working in Ubuntu 22.04 in all platforms like Google Meet, teams, Zoom, Anydesk , etc… . Users are facing this kind if issue after upgrading Old Ubuntu to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish.

Why is my share screen black on Google Meet?

This issue occurs when your Ubuntu system uses Wayland, which is latest GNOME DE (Desktop Environment) of Linux. Users are reporting these issues while screen sharing, especially in Google Meet. Wayland is not supporting to screen share by default till now.

Below we have shared two method for resolving black screen on google meet. You can follow any method to fix an issue.

Prerequisites

  1. Operating System :- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
  2. You must have sudo / root privileges to access Ubuntu Operating System

Method #1

How to fix shared screen is black in google meet Ubuntu

If you are using (Google Chrome, Firefox, brave browser ) you may face black screen when sharing the screen on Ubuntu System. These may happens due to Wayland gets broken or because of other issues on Ubuntu.

Below I have shared the step by step instruction to solve the problem

Step 1. Open the browser (currently using) and past the below URL into it.

chrome://flags/#enable-webrtc-pipewire-capturer

google meet share screen black ubuntu

Step 2. You will see long list of Experiments, Select WebRTC PipeWire Support and change default to Enable from the drop down menu.

shared screen is black in google meet ubuntu

Step 3. At the bottom you will see Relaunch button, click on it.  It will simply restart your browser. And you will be able to share the screen on Google meet.

google meet share screen black ubuntu

Method #2

How to Fix Google meet sharing showing black screen in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Step 1. Please enter below command to see which display feature your version of Ubuntu is utilizing.

echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE

If your system is Ubuntu 22.04, its display session is Wayland. Now you have to disable Wayland and enable “Xorg”(x11)

Step 2. Enable “Xorg” and disable “Wayland” Open gdm3 directory to edit the “custom.conf” file by the following command.

sudo vim /etc/gdm3/custom.conf

Step 3. Uncomment the below line and do save and exit.

WaylandEnable=false
screen black on Google Meet

Step 4. To apply the changes, we need to restart or reboot the Ubuntu System.

sudo reboot

Step 5. Now check Google Meet sharing on Ubuntu 22.04 System.

Conclusion

Congratulation you have fixed the Google meet Screen Sharing issue on Ubuntu System.

Please let me know in the comment box if you are getting any error. We will happy to assist you.

Happy Learning..!!!

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