Skype has publicly launched screen sharing for all its iOS and Android users. After having the feature in beta testing, the company announced on Tuesday the full release of the feature on their official blog.
“Skype has always been the easiest way to share your screen with others, and now we’re taking one of our most popular features on the go,” wrote the Skype team in a blog post. “Whether you have a last-minute meeting on the go, or your dad doesn’t know how to use his phone — screen sharing on Android and iOS lets you get it done from anywhere.”
The feature works on devices that run on Android 6.0 and higher, and on Apple devices from iOS 12 and up. Other platforms that support screen sharing include Linux, Mac, Windows, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14). You also need to have the latest version of the app.
Announced on the Skype blog, the app is very useful for cross-platform video calling in case users might need to help the family with tech support or maybe a user wants “to shop online with your best friends, or you need to collaborate with someone on the other side of the world from the comfort of your couch—no need to drag out the laptop!”
To use ‘Screen Sharing’ on Skype for iOS and Android, you have to do one of two things:
- For Android, tap the more button then the screen sharing button.
- On iPhone and iPad, tap the more button then the screen sharing button. In the confirmation window, select Skype then Start Broadcasting.
With competitors of the likes of WhatsApp, Messenger or Snapchat, Skype still manages to keep over 300 million users monthly and with this new release they might get the attention of a new audience.