Skype users will soon get the ability to share their mobile screens while on video calls. The ability to screen share is arriving on Android and iOS soon, with the feature rolling out for Skype Insider users currently. Whenever this feature is enabled commercially, users will be able to share their mobile display screens with the person they are on a video call with, with the tap of a button. Recently, Skype got the ability to conduct a group call with up to 50 participants.
The Screen Share feature is rolling out for Skype Insider (beta) users on Android and iOS for now. Once you are on the latest version of Skype beta on Android or iOS, try making a video call and using the new Screen Share option. The option can be accessed by tapping the three dots at the bottom of the screen, and then selecting Screen Share.
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.
Right now, the feature is limited to the members of the Skype Insider (beta tester) Program.