Mobile screen sharing with Skype

After nearly two months of testing, Skype officially launched the screen sharing feature during a video call for Android and iOS devices. This can be useful in different situations, for example, to show slides with graphs to work colleagues or to help a friend find a specific setting item on a mobile device.

The screen sharing function is located in a redesigned menu with three dots, which is located in the lower right corner of the screen during a call. In the same place, along with the options for recording a call and adding other users to the conversation, there is a button “Share Screen”. When the function is active, a bar appears at the top of the screen, indicating that Skype has started to transmit a copy of the screen to your interlocutor. If you touch it, the recording stops.


In addition to the new function, the call interface has also changed, which now allows you to better focus on video calls. Users can hide call controls with one touch, and all other elements on the screen with a double tap. The new version of Skype is already available for devices running on Android 6.0+ and iOS 12+.

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