Skype Users Can Share Mobile Screens During Video Calls

Alfred Osborne
April 14, 2019

Other suggested use of this feature by Microsoft is to PowerPoint presentations, "swipes on dating apps", or for online shopping with friends. Microsoft made it clear Apple's mobile OS would support the feature, so it's probably just a matter of time rather than anything serious.

Skype's video calling feature on the mobile phone is fairly basic.

"Your device is no longer a limitation on getting more done with Skype".

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The app's insider build adds a Share screen option in the call menu so you can broadcast your screen to colleagues, friends, or family.

If you'd like to try the new screen sharing feature, you need to be part of Microsoft's Skype Insider beta program. In addition, Skype's cross-platform availability means you can also share your screen with people using iOS, MacOS, or Windows, which makes it even more relevant. Simply tap on ... during a Skype call and select Share Screen to get started.

After increasing the limit of video call participants, Skype is now testing a feature that will allow you to share your mobile screen during calls. Microsoft which is more concentrating towards small businesses and consumers with this new feature catches up to more business motivated apps like Zoom, Cisco WebEx and GoTo Meeting. And, according to The Verge, it still hasn't gone live on the Skype for iOS beta. The feature will be able to blur the background while on a video call with your contacts on Skype. You can definitely find a lot of reasons for which this new feature will turn out useful. "Starting today, Skype has you covered", the company says.

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