Facebook messenger’s new features on its latest app, allows users to be able to share his/her phone or tablet screen when calling a friend one on one, in a group chat, or while taking part in even larger conversations via Messenger Rooms. This new feature has made video conferencing more colorful on Facebook messenger, as you can now do screen sharing in video calls and Messenger Rooms on both iOS and Android.
In Messenger Room, you can share your screen with up to eight people in group chats or up to 16 people (Facebook working on 50 people expansion in Room), this might be taken from either your camera roll pictures or your Instagram feed, etc.
“We will soon add the ability to control who can share their screen in Rooms and expand the number of people you can share your screen with up to 50 within Messenger Rooms.”
How to share your phone’s screen on Messenger
For instance, if it was a static image, you make use of screenshots. And in the case of video content, you may want to screen record to share content. But to get started, you have to download the latest version of Messenger.
- Launch your Facebook Messenger app
- During the call time, you have to swipe up from the bottom of your screen to reveal the call options.
- Then you have to click “share your screen,” “start sharing,” and then “start broadcast”.
- Proceed by navigating as you like on your phone, or return to the call to stop the broadcast.
During the announcement, Facebook said via their blog post “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 — screen sharing makes it easy to stay connected and close with your loved ones, even when you’re physically apart.”
Anyways, the new screen sharing feature is now available globally on the latest versions of Messenger’s Android and iOS apps, desktop app, and Web.
Video calling is now the talk of the day, and video conferencing is the deal. Most of the video conferencing app has integrated this feature, including Skype and Zoom but seeing it on the Facebook messenger app, and Messenger Room is a welcome feature.