Skype is testing screen-sharing on Android and iOS

Yolanda Curtis
April 14, 2019

On top of that, Microsoft has yet to announce a rollout date for the feature.

Skype won't be the first of such apps to implement screen sharing among users.

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


Microsoft says that the feature will help users collaborate on PowerPoint presentations with colleagues, use the wise counsel of a good friend before swiping left or right on Tinder, or just go shopping online with friends. If you are a Skype Beta tester (a.k.a Skype Insider), launch the Skype Preview app on your device, tap the ellipsis (...) menu icon during a video call, select "Share Screen" and then tap "Start Broadcast".

Skype users can share mobile screens during video calls.

The new feature is available for both Andoird and iOS users, but it's worth noting that the only users who will be able to access the update are the Skype beta users.


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. With this addition, Skype not only outpaces competitors in the consumer space - such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. but also catches up with business-grade solutions like Slack (paid versions) or Zoom.

When you share your screen with someone else, they will see everything you see on your iOS device.

The potential applications of mobile screen-sharing are varied and extremely useful. But no matter what you want to use screen sharing for, Skype makes it simple. You can definitely find a lot of reasons for which this new feature will turn out useful.


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