In the past, meeting hosts and guests were constantly battling to meet virtually using traditional conferencing tools. Now, both parties can work together in harmony without dealing with the various tech mishaps and issues. Instead, they can seamlessly meet in a virtual space, browsing on one website. This revolutionary way of coming together has been made possible by Demodesk.
Why and how to work with a virtual space? We've got the answers:
1. Why should I prefer a virtual screen?
There are multiple advantages to using a virtual screen. For instance:
Quicker than regular screen sharing for it requires less processing
You can preselect the content to share and create an efficient co-working platform without the hassle of downloading apps.
Resolution and sharpness are the same between host and guest
More engagement from your participant's perspective with shared control
How to co-browse with Demodesk
As a host, you can orchestrate whatever happens in the meeting ahead of time without showing anything you do not want to your prospects. This implies that the interface of the host is optimized to fit all the different functions. However, screen sharing will always be ideally displayed for your customers to give them the best possible feeling of your web app.
The traditional way of sharing your local screen has several disadvantages: though you as a host might see the screen with high resolution, your guest will not have the same quality. Moreover, there is no cooperation possible.
As a fallback for desktop-based software, also Demodesk offers a local screen sharing solution. However, we always recommend using a virtual screen!
How to share a website as a Host
If you are the host, simply click on share > website and type in the website's address you want to share.
How to let my customers share a website
Either the customer can request to share a website by themselves by simply clicking on the share button at the bottom, or you can ask a specific guest to share a website.
To do so, go to Meeting info, click on the three dots next to the name, choose ask to share, and then website. Your customer will be asked to enter a website, and once that is done, it will appear on your side in the list of open pages. Just click on it, and you will be redirected to the website.
2. How can I reload websites, go back and forward within Demodesk?
During a meeting, you have two different possibilities to move between websites:
Right-click on the slide preview in the sidebar on the left and choose between reloading, moving forward, or backward.
Use the arrows in the top left corner of the virtual screen to move forward, backward, or reload. Be aware, the guest cannot see these signs.
How do I upload files on websites?
Click on the upload button on your website. An Upload Overlay will appear.
At the top of it, you can choose the person which is allowed to upload files. So if you are the host, your name will appear first, but you can choose any of your guests to allow them to upload files.
The selected person needs to click on Click here or drop files to upload your files. You can also drop your files on the overlay.
After uploading, click on Finish.
Important: While the participants upload their files, the message "File Upload disabled" will appear on the host's screen. Don't worry, the upload will still work.
How can I copy and paste in Demodesk?
As Demodesk uses a separate virtual screen, the shortcuts for copy and paste are a little bit different, but check them out here:
How can I change the website language?
When you want to show your websites in Demodesk in a specific language, you can set the language of the virtual browser. You can either select the standard language or change the language for the running session.
Please note: This only affects websites in your playbook and requires that the website offers localized content.
Set the website language for every meeting
Open your settings here.
Change the website language to your preferred language
Set the website language during a meeting
Click Website language
Select your preferred language
If the website is not shown in another language right away, then try refreshing the website language with click on the refresh icon
If the website is not shown in another language, then it may not support other languages