Facebook Messenger Adds Screen Sharing Feature To iPhone & Android

 

Facebook has expanded its Messenger’s screen sharing capability for users now to share their screen with others on iOS and Android mobile apps. Users now have the ability to share their screen with other users one on one or in a group video call with a maximum of eight participants.

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Not only this the feature will also be available in Messenger Rooms which lets up to 16 people in a chat at a time.

Statement By Facebook

“Today, we’re excited to share that we’re expanding the availability of Messenger’s screen sharing feature in video calls and Messenger Rooms to our mobile apps…

We know people are trying to stay connected more than ever and screen sharing is the latest feature we’re rolling out to bring people closer together.”

Facebook Messenger Screen Sharing

Users will have the option to share the live screen for others to see which the other users in chat will be able to see everything the user is doing on the mobile device.

“Screen sharing lets you share a live view of your screen so you can share virtually anything together. Whether you want to share memories from your camera roll, shop together online, co-browse social media, and more…”

Facebook Messenger Screen Sharing
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Messenger Rooms, the app designed particularly for group chats soon will be upgraded with the capability to share with up to 50 people. The ability to share the screen in a Messenger Room can be given to the creator of the room, or selected participants or even all participants.

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How To Share Screen In Facebook Messenger

Follow these following steps to share your screen in Messenger.

  • Start a video call by tapping on the camera icon in the Messenger app selecting one or more than one contact.
  • Do the swipe up on the toolbar during the call at the bottom which displays an expanded menu.
  • Tap Share your screen from the expanded menu.

Conclusion

Screen Sharing is now integrated into Facebook Messenger like in Zoom and Google Meet. Facebook has been on the move by slowly upgrading the Messenger capabilities since when the pandemic has made people rely on online communication.

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