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Screen sharing on Skype mobile is now out of beta

Game changer for doing family tech support.

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Image: Skype

Skype might not be the premier calling app for mobile anymore, but it just released a killer feature.

Now, you can screen share with the app, opening up new ways to handle last-minute meetings or do family tech support.

Here’s how to share your screen on Skype mobile

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Image: SkypeTo get started with the best tool for long-distance tech support for your family, first, you need the app. Sorry, you can’t screen share before installing it, so direct your family members over to the Skype mobile site, where they can find links for the Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile apps (wait, do people still use Windows 10 mobile?).

  1. Once installed and signed in, start a call as normal
  2. on Android – Tap the more more button button then the screen sharing screen sharing button button.
  3. on iPhone and iPad – Tap the more more button button then the screen sharing screen sharing button button.
  4. In the confirmation window, select Skype then Start Broadcasting.

That more more button button also has most of Skype’s other useful features behind it, like adding more participants to a call, recording the audio/video of the call, or turning on live subtitles if you need them. All of these new tricks were previously only available to Skype Insiders.

What do you think? Still use Skype and plan on trying this new feature out? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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