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Skype adds screen sharing to Android, Duo users still waiting

Skype adds screen sharing to Android, Duo users still waiting

This feature will be helpful for sharing PowerPoint presentations, showing any other kind of document without actually sharing or do some online shopping. It seems only the Android version has the feature right now, but Microsoft says iOS will see it, too.

Last February, Skype launched a new feature to blur your room during video calls. With the latest Insider build, you can now share your screen on your Android or iOS device during a call.

"Your device is no longer a limitation on getting more done with Skype". It's incredibly handy when you need to help a friend or family member diagnose an issue, or demonstrate how to use a certain app or feature.

While Microsoft hasn't yet announced a timeframe for the public release of the feature, but as pointed out by 9to5Mac, features usually roll out within a couple of months after an insider beta. Recently, we have come to know that Skype Screen Sharing feature is under testing.

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Skype users can share mobile screens during video calls.

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.

While iOS apps are usually sandboxed, which usually prevents access to system functions such as the screen buffer, the app takes advantage of the iOS 11 live broadcasting API.

The feature uses screen recording, and you need to give your permission before beginning the broadcast.