Skype Preview adds screen sharing feature on iOS and Android

Bhubaneswar: 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-owned Skype has released a new version of the software — in beta for the time being — in which it is possible to share your screen with whoever you’re chatting with. The beta feature is available to people on the Skype Insider program, and it allows for mobile screen sharing on both iOS and Android.

Screen sharing is exactly what it sounds like: making your own display visible to another person who is not physically present. This functionality is useful in a number of situations, including showing someone content that can’t be sent, enabling others to watch you as you perform an activity, or for remotely showing presentations.

Both Android and iOS users can access the beta screen sharing feature by tapping the triple-dot “…” menu button, then selecting “Share Screen.” Assuming other apps are installed on the device that also supports screen sharing, the user may be presented with multiple app options. In this case, the user obviously should select Skype.

Before that, however, you’ll need to be part of the Skype Insider Program, which provides access to Skype Preview on Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux. Apple device owners who want the Skype Preview iOS app will need to get it through Apple’s TestFlight program.

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