Skype now lets you share your Android or iOS phone screen on video calls

Microsoft plans to allow Skype users to share their mobile screens during calls. The software maker has begun testing new Skype applications for Android and iOS that allow the shared screen feature, allowing anyone to share anything on their phone screens with friends, family or co-workers. Microsoft suggests that Skype users can use this to share PowerPoint presentations, "swipe in dating apps" or to shop online with friends.

You will need to be a Skype Insider (beta tester) to access the characteristic mobile device screen, and you can register for beta access here. We tested the latest beta version of iOS, but we could not make the shared screen work. Microsoft makes it clear that this is reaching both Android and iOS in its community publication that announces the feature, and even shows screenshots of its execution on iOS. It is likely that the company simply has not enabled it in the beta version of iOS yet.

It's not clear when Microsoft plans to enable this for all Skype mobile users, but since the 50-person video chat feature was in beta for less than a month, we hope to see this release very soon.

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