Skype Brings Screen Sharing to iOS, Android

first_img Skype screen sharing can save a lot of time and energy. So it’s a welcome addition to the video chat’s mobile apps.Android and iOS users can simply look for the new “…” menu in the bottom right corner, then tap “share screen.”Be warned: Everything on your screen, including notifications, will be recorded, and visible to the other person. Enable Do Not Disturb to prevent unexpected pop-ups.“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,” a Skype blog announcement said.“Maybe you want to shop online with your best friends,” the team continued. “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 your laptop. Just share your screen.This week’s update comes with a handful of other improvements, including a simplified, streamlined mobile calling redesign.Now, a single tap will dismiss the on-screen controls and let you experience a video chat without distraction. Double tap to remove all unnecessary visuals, then single tap again to return the controls front and center.Looking to add a friend, start recording, or send a heart? Additional features—like allowing incoming videos and turning subtitles on—are now housed in the “…” menu.“We’re proud to release these updates to our mobile calling experience, enabling everyone to get more done, from anywhere,” the blog said.Screen sharing on mobile is available via the latest version of Skype for Android and iOS (the latter running version 12 or higher).Microsoft in February introduced background blur in Skype video calls, in an effort to take the stress out of live-streamed chats by putting the focus on you—and only you.WATCH: Apple’s new Memojis are getting a huge makeoverMore on Geek.com:Skype Tests End-to-End Encryption With ‘Private Conversations’Apple Fixes FaceTime Flaw, Compensates Teen Who Found ItThe 5 Best Alternatives to FaceTime for Android Stay on target Skype’s Background Blur Hides Embarrassing EnvironmentsSkype Tests End-To-End Encryption With ‘Private Conversations’ last_img

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