Facebook Messenger adds screen sharing to iOS and Android. Here's how it works

Facebook Messenger adds screen sharing to iOS and Android. Here's how it works

Facebook Messenger adds screen sharing to iOS and Android. Here's how it works

AlbertflexAlbertflex in July 18, 2020

Facebook has just added screen sharing to its Messenger chat platform for Android and iOS mobile devices. The company is in the quest to expand its video chat features during this period of COVID-19 that many people are working and socializing from home across the globe. Adding screen sharing to both Messenger video calls and Facebook's new video chat platform, Messenger Rooms, places Facebook as a better competitor to the likes of Skype, Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. 

This new feature from Facebook Messenger allows you to instantly share your screen with friends and family -- either in video calls with up to eight people, or using the Messenger Rooms feature to chat with up to 16 people. You can also screen share in Messenger Rooms while on web and desktop. Sharing with up to 50 participants -- the current maximum in Messenger Rooms -- is coming soon, according to a Facebook news post. 

The feature also makes it possible for you to scroll through your photos, surf social media or shop together online with friends more easily than before, Facebook said. The company will soon add the ability for Room creators to determine whether to limit the ability to screen share to just themselves, or make it available to all participants on the call. 

Screen sharing is now available globally on the latest versions of Messenger's Android and iOS apps, desktop apps and web version. 

How to use Facebook Messenger screen sharing on your phone

  • While on your Facebook Messenger app for Android or iOS.
  • Select one or more contacts and start a video call by tapping on the camera icon.
  • When the call starts, swipe up on the toolbar at the bottom (where you find the icons to end call or disable the mic). 
  • From the expanded menu, tap Share your screen. 

When screen sharing successfully begins, your contacts on the video chat will be able to see a live view of what's on your screen at the moment. The video chat interface will move to the upper right hand corner of your screen, so you'll still be able to see your friends on camera while you show them what's on your screen.

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27 Comments

Courage53Courage53 in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

Massive improvement! Facebook is gradually upgrading beyond everyone's expectations.. Kudos to Mark✌️

Great111Great111 in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

This is a new improvement to facebook messenger, this will help facebook users to chat better and make things easier and reliable,accolades to facebook.

GodwynsonGodwynson in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

Good innovation by Facebook. We are in a era of the jet age so its a good platform and I will love to try this features to see how it works.

MftsodiqMftsodiq in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

Wow 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋 Facebook keep improving and be at high level of all social media

Unique2014Unique2014 in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

Just watch soon Facebook will take over because of their massive innovation. Thanks you.

EmmanuelblueEmmanuelblue in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

Wonderful advancement and an amazing feature. Every user of Facebook will definitely love this upgrade. The screen sharing texture will help many users in many ways. Thanks Facebook!

Samuel12Samuel12 in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

Great work from facebook again good Especially in video calls

DonaldDonald in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

This is applaudable.. Facebook really is moving fast.. I will try this feature.. Weldone Mark!

NastyrhymesNastyrhymes in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

This king of it features is good I hope to see more improvement sooner

OlabamideleOlabamidele in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

Thanks to Mark for making sharing of information easier. This is a welcomed development for all Facebook users.

TawiahTawiah in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

Massive improvement from Facebook..... Thanks Mark........ Keep up the good work

Oluyemi863Oluyemi863 in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

This is a great improvement. I had once imagined a feature like this to be created on WhatsApp but here it is on facebook. This feature should be included on WhatsApp soon. Anyways, Kudo to mark.

Pea22aPea22a in Jul 20, 2020 Reply

Great improvement ,bravo to mark for this wonderful idea and making it to be real, I have always fantasize how it look if such a thing exist in Facebook and now we have it real,great news I wish WhatsApp company will emulate from mark.

Nabila15003Nabila15003 in Jul 21, 2020 Reply

This is great improvement. I had once imagined a feature like this to be created on WhatsApp ,think to mark for marking sharing of information easier this King of it features is good I hope to more improvement sooner u people are really tying very intelligent and smart

Bobbyjohn2Bobbyjohn2 in Jul 21, 2020 Reply

Wonderful advancement and an amazing feature. Every user of Facebook will definitely love this upgrade. The screen sharing texture will help many users in many ways. Thanks Facebook have always fantasize how it look if such a thing exist in Facebook and now we have it real, great news I wish WhatsApp company will emulate from mark.

Yusuf122Yusuf122 in Jul 21, 2020 Reply

Wonderful innovation by Facebook. We are in a era of the jet age so its a good platform and I will love to try this features to see how it works.

Teni01Teni01 in Jul 23, 2020 Reply

Really Amazing,Facebook been one of the most populated social media and adding more features hereby improving it's standard makes it interesting all the time

Adebayo011Adebayo011 in Jul 24, 2020 Reply

Wonderful innovation by Facebook. We are in a era of the jet age so its a good platform and I will love to try this features to see how it works.

Starboy2020Starboy2020 in Jul 24, 2020 Reply

Really Amazing,Facebook been one of the most populated social media and adding more features hereby improving it's standard makes it interesting all the time

Lescott619Lescott619 in Jul 25, 2020 Reply

Great innovation, love the improvement now I can show people what am doing and what I want without screenshots or screen recording

EkejamesoEkejameso in Jul 28, 2020 Reply

Well this impressive and I love the new touch on facebook messengers app, this will make it easier for me to find help through screen sharing.

AnthonyAnthony in Jul 28, 2020 Reply

Really Amazing,Facebook been one of the most populated social media and adding more features hereby improving it's standard makes it interesting all the time

MiildeeMiildee in Jul 28, 2020 Reply

The effort of the organisation has being seen over the years but this is exceptional... A necessity in these times. 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

Dominic2004Dominic2004 in Jul 28, 2020 Reply

Wow, I can imagine how great it will be to see my friends face to face while and still be able to see what is on their screen.

BenjazmaBenjazma in Jul 30, 2020 Reply

Boring Chatting with the same person in all social media

Chizzy220Chizzy220 in Aug 01, 2020 Reply

Waoooo really Amazing,Facebook been one of the most populated social media and adding more features hereby improving it's standard makes it interesting all the time

EssienEssien in Aug 02, 2020 Reply

It's amazing to think about. Facebook is improving so fast and they seams to be leading other social media. For instance the area of video chatting using Facebook messenger which is just like zoom which can bring group of people such as friends loved ones, families lot of people together even with little or no data.That's a huge improvement so far.thumbs up to Facebook 👍😍😍😍

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