Skype Testing Feature on iOS and Android That Lets You Share Your Screen With a Friend

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Skype has begun testing a feature on the iOS and Android beta versions of the company's app, allowing users to share their screens during a call (via The Verge). According to Microsoft, this will let users share a PowerPoint presentation with coworkers, browse dating apps with friends, or go online shopping with a family member.

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To see the new addition, you must be part of the Skype Insider program for beta testers, which you can sign up for on the company's website. To get to screen sharing, beta testers can tap on the ellipsis icon during a call and select "Share Screen." Skype didn't give any indication about a wider launch for the feature.

Earlier this month, Skype increased the number of users that can be on the same audio or video group call to 50 (previously the max was 25). This update put Skype ahead of Apple's FaceTime for the number of users that can take part in a group call, since ‌FaceTime‌ supports a maximum of 32 people.

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QuarterSwede Avatar
21 months ago
Too bad Apple hasn’t added this to FaceTime. That would be truly useful for those of us with family that are computer illiterate even on iOS. I’m definitely interested in trying out Skype again just for this feature.
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aka20p Avatar
21 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/04/12/skype-testing-share-screen/')


Skype has begun testing ('https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/all/skype-preview-introducing-screen-sharing-on-mobile/911e1753-16dc-4fb8-b0ca-c836547509b5') a feature on the iOS and Android beta versions of the company's app, allowing users to share their screens during a call (via The Verge ('https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/12/18307442/skype-mobile-screen-sharing-ios-android-feature-beta')). According to Microsoft, this will let users share a PowerPoint presentation with coworkers, browse dating apps with friends, or go online shopping with a family member.



To see the new addition, you must be part of the Skype Insider program for beta testers, which you can sign up for on the company's website ('https://www.skype.com/en/insider/'). To get to screen sharing, beta testers can tap on the ellipsis icon during a call and select "Share Screen." Skype didn't give any indication about a wider launch for the feature.

Earlier this month, Skype increased ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/04/05/skype-doubles-group-call-limit-overtakes-facetime/') the number of users that can be on the same audio or video group call to 50 (previously the max was 25). This update put Skype ahead of Apple's FaceTime for the number of users that can take part in a group call, since FaceTime supports a maximum of 32 people.

Article Link: Skype Testing Feature on iOS and Android That Lets You Share Your Screen With a Friend ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/04/12/skype-testing-share-screen/')

[doublepost=1555194914][/doublepost]Sharing iOS screen via conference call is not new. GoToMeeting been supporting it for about a year. I used it a few times and was very happy when the results.

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bstpierre Avatar
21 months ago

Too bad Apple hasn’t added this to FaceTime. That would be truly useful for those of us with family that are computer illiterate even on iOS. I’m definitely interested in trying out Skype again just for this feature.

Especially if the person on the other end can give you "mouse and keyboard" control.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jlc1978 Avatar
21 months ago

Skype has done a lot to stay relevant in an industry where old players have been replaced by new ones. I use Skype everyday - more than I did 10 years ago. Kudos!

Same here. It is the most reliable VIOP I have found for overseas calling; as well as for when I want to use my computer for a call. The only issue I have is some countries block Skype2Skype so for them I use Whatsapp, but that requires the other party to have it as well; or I simply use Skype and pay a few cents a minute.
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Maris963 Avatar
21 months ago
Anyone knows other iOS app except “Zoom”, what can offer screen sharing during video group call? Skype try’s to clean a mess made in last couple years.
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RickDEGH Avatar
21 months ago
Skype has done a lot to stay relevant in an industry where old players have been replaced by new ones. I use Skype everyday - more than I did 10 years ago. Kudos!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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