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Chrome Screen Share: The Best Extensions for Google Chrome

Have you ever needed to quickly share your screen on Google Chrome? Then you should install a Chrome screen share extension. There are various Chrome extensions that let you share your screen through video and audio calling, screenshots, or screen recordings. These include both paid and free Google screen share extensions. 

Of course, it would be time-consuming and frustrating to scroll through page after page in the Google Chrome web store in order to find the best Chrome screen share app for your needs. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you and created this list of the best screen sharing Chrome extensions. This list includes five Chrome extensions: CrankWheel Screen Sharing, Droplr, Dead Simple Screen Sharing, StoryXpress, and Linkchat. Though most of these software include other downloadable screen sharing apps, their Chrome screen share extensions provide the quickest and easiest way to share your screen with others from the Google Chrome web browser.

Top 5 Chrome Screen Share Extensions

1. CrankWheel Screen Sharing

crankwheel screen sharing screen recorder tab and sharing options

CrankWheel Screen Sharing is perfect for quickly sharing your screen with customers on either mobile or computer devices. You can start a conference with CrankWheel and show your customers either a portion of your screen or the full screen. You can even grant the viewer remote control of the screen for better collaboration! The screen share that you begin can be shared with others via a private link.

CrankWheel’s free version comes with an unlimited number of users on the account and 15 meetings per month with up to 30 viewers. Paid plans start at $75/month and higher meeting and viewer limits. In all, CrankWheel is a great Chrome screen share extension for sales teams and customer service representatives.

2. Droplr

droplr screencast application with white computer in the background

Droplr is a screenshot and screen recorder app that can be used as a Google screen share extension. After you take a screen capture, it is automatically saved to the Droplr cloud. You can share it with others by pasting a short link that will direct the recipient to the file in the cloud. They can view your screen capture directly in the cloud, no download necessary! The Droplr Chrome extension also lets you view your last 5 drops and manage their privacy, self-destruct options, and annotations.

Droplr’s Chrome screen share extension is great for businesses and freelance workers who need to quickly share their screen with a client and explain the capture with mark-up tools or audio. It’s an especially good tool for graphic designers, customer service agents, and IT professionals. Droplr pricing begins at $7/user/mo.

3. Dead Simple Screen Sharing

dead simple screen sharing invite participants screen with chat on the right side

Dead Simple Screen Sharing offers a free Chrome extension that will get you started with screen sharing in a matter of seconds. Simply click on the extension to open up an audio/video conferencing room with screen sharing. You can add others to this room by sending them a URL link or inviting them by email. Up to 4 participants can join a meeting room at a time. All participants can also use text chat to communicate with one another if they can’t use audio or video.

4. StoryXpress

annotating a live video about "next month goals" with a red pen

StoryXpress offers a free screen recorder Chrome extension with webcam and audio. You can create an unlimited number of screen recordings under 10 minutes in length, though only the last 25 are accessible by viewers. You can send videos as a video thumbnail over Gmail, Twitter, and Facebook or upload videos directly to YouTube. If you need to edit your videos to explain information, you can add annotations with the video drawing tool.

You can access more features with StoryXpress’ paid plans, including a desktop app with more video editing tools (blurring, custom outro, etc.), team folders, more integrations, and custom CTAs. However, the free Chrome screen share extension is still enough for basic screen sharing over video. It is a solid choice for businesses and individuals alike.

5. Linkchat

linkchat webpage icon with two screen recorder icons and a chat bubble on the right

Linkchat’s Chrome extension offers video conferencing with screen sharing and calendar invites. With Linkchat, you can open an online video conference room, perfect for product demos, group work, and webinars. The platform also includes audio, video, and text chat. You can start Linkchat meetings from the Chrome extension, share your screen, and add Linkchat appointments to your favorite digital calendar app.

Linkchat’s free plan runs meetings in-browser that can be accessed by up to 3 participants. Meetings can run for an unlimited amount of time, a feature unheard of in other conferencing apps. You can also select a paid plan, starting at 3 euros/mo (approx. $3.65) to add in more participants, meeting recording, custom branding, and video display settings. Linkchat also offers custom plans specifically for virtual classrooms and webinars. All plans include screen sharing.

Screen Share on Other Devices

Do you need to screen share from a different device or browser? We can help with that. Check out our articles on free screen sharing software, screen sharing websites that let you make calls in-browser (no download necessary), and the top 10 screen sharing apps of 2021. No matter your screen sharing needs, you can check out our how-to guides and find the perfect app or website for you.

If Droplr fits your screen sharing needs, then you can start today with our 3-day free trial. If you’re not yet sold, then feel free to schedule a demo with one of our experts.

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