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Skype is giving users ability to share phone screen on video calls

14 April 2019

For now, this feature is available in beta. 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. But a member of the Skype team has told us it should be rolled out in the official version of the app sometime this month if you can wait just a few more weeks. The capacity to screen share is coming on Android and iOS soon, with the feature launching for Skype Insider users at present.

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

Skypes latest beta feature adds screen sharing to its iOS and Android apps in Version: 8.43.76.38. Microsoft suggests this will be useful for sharing PowerPoint presentations, or collaborating with friends as you swipe your way through Tinder matches.

While iOS apps are usually sandboxed, which usually prevents access to system functions such as the screen buffer, the app takes advantage of the iOS 11 live broadcasting API. You will be able to share anything on your phone display to friends, family, or coworkers.

With the Screen Share feature in action, users can share the screen during a video call. The latest Skype Preview v8.43.76.52 introduces the Screen Share on the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service. "Starting today, Skype has you covered", the company says.

Background blur in Skype uses artificial intelligence to keep you in focus during video calls.

The feature uses screen recording, and you need to give your permission before beginning the broadcast.

Skype is giving users ability to share phone screen on video calls