Facebook’s Messenger chat platform has added screen sharing for iOS and Android mobile devices, which expand their video chat features while many still work and socialize from home as case . Adds screen sharing to both Messenger video calls and Facebook̵7;s new video chat platform, , Facebook helps to better compete with popular services such as , , and Microsoft teams.
With Messenger’s new phone feature, you can instantly share the screen with friends and family – either in video calls with up to eight people, or use the Messenger Rooms feature to chat with up to 16 people. You can also share screens in Messenger rooms on the web and on your desktop. Share with up to 50 participants – the current highest in Messenger rooms – coming soon, according to a Facebook news post.
With screen sharing, you can browse through your photos, surf social media or shop with friends online more easily than before, Facebook said. The company will soon add the ability for room creators to decide if they want to limit the ability to screen share to just themselves or make it available to all participants in the conversation.
Screen sharing is now available globally in the latest versions of Messenger’s Android and iOS apps, desktop apps and web version.
How to use Facebook Messenger screen sharing on your phone
- Open the Messenger app on your iPhone or Android.
- To start a video call, select one or more contacts and tap the camera icon.
- When you are on the call, swipe up in the toolbar at the bottom (where you will find the icons for hanging up or turning off the microphone).
- From the expanded menu, tap Share your screen.
From that time on, the other people in the video cat can see a live view of what’s on your phone screen. The video chat interface will move to the upper right corner of your phone, so you can still see your friends on camera while showing them what’s on your phone.
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