Skype Users Can Share Mobile Screens During Video Calls

Donna Miller
April 14, 2019

Other popular messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, or even Google's Duo lack such a feature, which means Skype is now one of the most convenient ways to broadcast your screen.

As of today Android and iOS users can test out the new feature, as long as they are part of Skypes insider program. But the company does not make it clear that when it plans to allow this for every user of mobile Skype, but under a month users can access its beta version of 50 video chat participant feature rolling out very soon. Simply tap on ... and select Share Screen to get started. Other suggested use of this feature by Microsoft is to PowerPoint presentations, "swipes on dating apps", or for online shopping with friends. Thankfully, Microsoft made joining a very simple process which involves visiting the Skype Insider Program website and downloading the Preview build. And, according to The Verge, it still hasn't gone live on the Skype for iOS beta. It's just like screen sharing on a Mac or PC. The ability to screen share is arriving on Android and iOS soon, with the feature rolling out for Skype Insider users now.

With the Screen Share feature in action, users can share the screen during a video call.

Skype adds screen sharing on iOS and Android - GSMArena.com news

Background blur in Skype uses artificial intelligence to keep you in focus during video calls. 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.

Download and Install Skype Preview from Google Play Store.

This feature is in beta, so it might not work as smooth as you expect.

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