Facebook is extending Messenger’s screen sharing capability, first available on desktop, to the iOS and Android mobile applications.
Users can share their screen to others one-on-one or in a group video call with up to eight members.
Here’s the how to begin a video call with screen sharing in Facebook Messenger.
Start a video call in the Messenger application by choosing at least one contacts and tapping the camera icon.
Swipe up on the toolbar at the bottom during the call, which raises an extended menu.
From the extended menu, tap ‘Share Your Screen’ and start screen sharing.
Users can share a live view on their screen for others to see, which will show members in the chat everything the user is doing on their cell phone.
“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 users can share screens to one another using the Messenger application for desktop too.
Start a video call and select the screen sharing button on the bottom left.
Pick whether to share your entire screen or a single application window.
Start screen sharing. A preview of what you’re sharing to the next person will show up in the bottom right-hand corner.
That is it. Now you know how to share screen on Facebook Messenger for mobile and desktop.
With help for group video calls and screen sharing, Facebook Messenger is now comparable to competitive platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.
One of the key advantages is full utilization of Messenger stays free, while Zoom and Meet both offer paid levels which award access to all features.
The free versions of Zoom and Meet have limits on call length and number of participants per call. While Messenger permits up to 50 individuals to join a group call without any limitations on time.
Another plus point of Messenger is many people already have an account. If you need to begin a video call with loved ones, there’s nothing new they have to sign up and figure out how to use.
However, there’s a time and a spot for a Messenger call, and companywide meeting is maybe not the best fit for a casual platform like Facebook.
Given that Zoom and Meet are intended more for professional use, paid memberships offer access to features that are not incorporated with Messenger.
For instance, organizations can record group calls on Zoom and Meet so they can be referred to later, while no such capability exists on Messenger.
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