A new beta version of Skype for Android and iOS has been released, in which it is now possible to share your screen with whoever you’re chatting with.
This new feature is not available on the general-release version, however; a user will need to be part of the app’s Insider program to test the relevant build out. The new setting will allow one caller to see a user’s phone’s screen, in a similar manners to screen-sharing on a PC.
Your device is no longer a limitation on getting more done with Skype. With the latest Insider build, you can now share your screen on your Android or iOS device during a call. Simply tap on … and select Share Screen to get started.
Want to show your coworkers a PowerPoint presentation? Or share your swipes on dating apps? Or maybe do some online shopping with your bestie? Starting today, Skype has you covered.
This new option may expand the use-cases for Skype on Mobile. For example, one caller could give their opinion on something another is thinking about buying on their phone during a chat. Skype also claims that it enables the sharing of files such as PowerPoint presentations.
Microsoft has not indicated how long it will be before the feature makes its way to non-Insiders, but in the past it has not taken long for features to move from beta to general release.
If you’re yet to signed up for the Skype Insider Program and you’d like to try out the new beta, you can sign up here. The iOS app is available vis the TestFlight app.
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Updated: April 13, 2019
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