Present, Pop-out, Gallery View, and Broadcast

Present, Pop-Out, Gallery View, and Broadcast are the core features in Kumospace for collaboration and presentations.


The Present feature allows you to share your screen with the people nearby, i.e. in your audio range – either your audio circle or a Room, depending on where you are in the space.

Multiple participants can present simultaneously without interrupting each other. 

To begin presenting:

  1. Click the Present button in the bottom bar.
  2. Select your preferred Source from the following options:
    • Your screen: Share your Entire screen, a Window, or Chrome tab, see below.
    • Secondary Camera*: Share your secondary camera using OBS.
    • Stream a Local File*: Share a music or video file from your computer.
  3. Click Start.

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*Advanced Present features are available on our paid plans. Please refer to our Pricing page for more information about the perks and special features of the Professional and Custom plans. 

Presenting Your Screen present icon

When choosing to share your Screen, you'll be prompted select an appropriate tab depending on what you want to share:

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  • Entire screen – this is a good option if you need to switch between different windows and tabs.
  • Window – select this tab if you're sharing one of your open windows, e.g. a PowerPoint presentation. Note that if your window is minimized, it will not appear as available. 
  • Chrome tab – select this tab if you'd like to present a Chrome tab with sound.

Click Share to begin your presentation. 


The Pop-Out feature will start automatically while you're using Present to allow you to see the faces of your audience. Read more about it below

Share Chrome Tab Audio 

When screen sharing your Chrome tab, you'll also share the audio of that tab. If you prefer not to share the audio, untick the Share tab audio box in the bottom left corner of the window.

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Broadcast Your Presentation 📢

By default, the Present feature shares your screen with the people nearby, in other words, in your audio range – either your audio circle or a Room, depending on where you are in the space.

If you'd like to screen share your presentation to the Entire Floor or All Floors in your Kumospace, you can do so by clicking the Broadcast button while presenting, and selecting your desired Broadcast Range.

This will share your presentation everywhere on the Floor, including Rooms. 

View Somebody's Presentation

While someone is presenting, the Present present icon icon will appear on the top-right corner of their video. Click on the icon to view their presentation. 

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You can resize the presentation window by dragging the corners out or in, and click the Full screen full screen icon icon to view the presentation in full-screen mode. In full-screen mode, everybody's videos will appear on the left of the presentation. 

To close the presentation, click the X button in the top right corner of the presentation window. 

You can reopen the presentation by clicking the View present icon icon on the video of the person presenting. 

Gallery View

 Select Gallery View from the bottom bar to get a more engaging conversation or meeting. You can also use the keyboard shortcut, the key. 

Gallery View's HQ video allows you to focus on the people you’re talking to even if they’re across the Floor.



The Pop-Out feature opens up a floating window that displays the faces of the people near you, i.e. in your audio range – either your audio circle or a Room, depending on where you are in the Space.

It's intended to help people while they're collaborating off the Kumospace tab. 

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You can turn Pop-Out on and off by clicking the Pop-Out button in the bottom bar. 

Pop-Out will start automatically for the person using Present allowing them to see the faces of their audience while they're screen sharing. 

You can drag the Pop-Out window around and place it anywhere on your screen. Additionally, you can resize the window by dragging the corners out or in. 

Click the Back to tab button on the Pop-Out window, and you'll jump back to the Kumospace tab, without having to look for it in your browser.



The Broadcast feature is available to Hosts and Co-hosts in Kumospace. It allows them to share their video and audio on the Floor they're on, or across All Floors in the Space.

Everybody can hear and see the broadcaster, including people in Rooms, while the broadcaster can only hear the people who are in their audio range. 

To start Broadcasting:

  1. Click the Broadcast button in the bottom bar.
  2. Set your Broadcast Range to either This Floor or All Floors.
  3. Click Start to begin broadcasting.
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Note that choosing to broadcast to All Floors will interrupt any ongoing broadcasts.

Group Broadcast

Up to eight participants can Broadcast together, and each Floor can have its own Broadcast running simultaneously, perfect for multi-track conferences. 

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Note that regular guests will not be able to open their Broadcast tab, so make sure that all participants intending to Broadcast have been promoted to Co-host.

Read more about assigning Co-hosts in our article about Managing Co-hosts and Guests


Present and Broadcast Troubleshooting

Present or Broadcast does not work (Mac OS)

If you're using a Mac OS computer, and nothing happens when you click Present or Broadcast, first make sure that Google Chrome is up to date.

Alternatively, the issue may be that you need to give Google Chrome permission to record the contents of your screen. 

If you see a pop-up window like the one below, follow the prompt and click Open System Preferences to grant permission to Google Chrome. Then, restart your browser.

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If you do not see the prompt, you can also do this manually:

  1. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Screen recording.
  2. Click the checkbox to allow Google Chrome to record the contents of your screen.
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  3. Restart your browser and return to Kumospace.

Present or Broadcast does not work (Windows 10)

If you're using a Windows 10 computer, and nothing happens when you click the Present or Broadcast tabs, you may need to turn your camera off and then back on again. This resets your video and should fix the issue.

  1. Turn your camera off by clicking the Camera button in the bottom control bar. 
  2. Click the Camera button again to switch your camera back on.
  3. Once you've done that, click on either the Present or Broadcast tabs, and see if it fixes the problem. 

Some of your guests can't see or hear your Present or Broadcast

If your Present or Broadcast are working normally, yet some of your guests cannot see or hear it, it's likely that they've run into an issue with firewalls

If you are on a work or school network, you may run into issues with your organization's internet firewalls. These sometimes block access to certain websites that are used by Kumospace, which can diminish performance. We recommend contacting your system administrator or organization's IT department to ask that the following URLs be whitelisted:

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For further troubleshooting, please read this guide to Optimizing Your Kumospace Experience


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