In a bid to present a Zoom-like app to its users, Facebook has introduce yet another feature to messenger. The instant messaging platform now support screen sharing on video calls. In other words, you can now share your mobileâ€™s screen with friends and family. The new feature is now live on Android and iOS.
â€œWe know people are trying to stay connected more than ever and screen sharing is the latest feature weâ€™re rolling out to bring people closer together,â€Â wrote Messengerâ€™sNora Micheva in a blog post.
How To Share Your Screen On Facebook Messenger While On Video Call
To start a screen sharing session, all you have to do is
- Start a video call
- Tap on â€œShare Your Screenâ€.
- On the next page, tap on the â€œStart Sharingâ€ button andÂ your screen will go live to all participants in the session.
The social media company offers screen sharing on one-on-one calls and group calls with up to eight people. Moreover, thanks toÂ Messenger Rooms, you can share your screen with up to 16 people. Messenger Rooms feature is also available on Facebook-ownedÂ InstagramÂ andÂ WhatsApp.
With screen sharing, you can browse social media together, shop online, view photos from the camera roll, and much more.
Messenger Rooms, in case you are not aware, supports group video chats with up to 50 people. The social media giant said it will expand screen sharing support to 50 users in the future. The company also has plans to let Room creators control who can share their screen in Rooms.
Screen sharing is now rolling out on the latest versions of Messengerâ€™s Android and iOS apps. You can start using it by updating your app to the latest version available on Google Play Store or App Store. It was already available on the desktop app and web versions.