The Screen Share include is launching for Skype Insider (beta) users on Android and iOS for the present. Though, it had since lost its dominant position in the market, the Microsoft-owned video-calling app continues to launch and add some cool new features.
Microsoft's messaging app Skype looks like it's getting another friendly face in an upcoming version - yours! You will be able to share anything on your phone display to friends, family, or coworkers. With the latest Insider build, you can now share your screen on your Android or iOS device during a call.
Users can start a broadcast by using the Control Center screen recording button, or from inside the Skype app.
Microsoft suggests you might use it to show a colleague a PowerPoint before a big presentation, or to swipe through Tinder with the help of a friend.
Other dedicated screen-sharing apps for Android and iOS already exist, but Skype might undercut those by finally allowing its mobile users to toy with the feature.
Skype is likely envisioning this feature to be more useful for its business consumers, who may not want to make the switch to Skype for Business, especially as rival apps like Cisco WebEx, Zoom and GoTo Meeting sport a similar functionality, but aren't as user-friendly or ubiquitous as Skype is. "Starting today, Skype has you covered", the company says. All you need to do is to toggle, then right-click, or even go through your Skype settings to instantly and subtly blur your background. But considering that the feature that allowed video chat with 50 participants was in beta for less than a month, we expect this to be rolled out soon too.