Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Skype now allows users to share phone screen on video calls

Skype now allows users to share phone screen on video calls

Microsoft is reportedly testing a new "Screen Sharing" feature that will allow users of Skype on mobile (Android and iOS) share their display with other participants in a video call.

Microsoft's messaging app Skype looks like it's getting another friendly face in an upcoming version - yours!

Microsoft is leaving no stone unturned to make is video calling service Skype better.

Skype users will soon get the ability to share their mobile screens while on video calls.


Microsoft noticed that users will nearly certainly share their showcases to indicate collaborators a PowerPoint introduction, or offer their swipes on dating applications, or do some co-ordinated online based shopping. Microsoft confirmed in a blog post that users in the Skype Insider preview program can play with the new feature as of Thursday. The option can be accessed by tapping the three dots at the bottom of the screen, and then selecting Screen Share.

Want to show your coworkers a PowerPoint presentation? Two people could collaborate on a project, plan a vacation, consult one-another on dating app strategies, or all sorts of other things. Or maybe do some online shopping with your bestie?

Well, the Screen Sharing feature is now in its beta tests.

As mentioned, the update is rolling out to Insider build users, so it may be a while before all users see it. With this change, Skype now permits a bigger number of members in group calls than FaceTime which permits up to 32 individuals in a single call, however enterprise-focused software, for example, Zoom enable you to have up to 100 members on a solitary call.

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