Skype Beta for iOS Gains Screen Sharing Option

Skype Screen Sharing

The latest beta release of Skype for iOS adds a handy screen sharing ability to the service. This means iPhone and iPad users will be able to share a live preview of their iPhone/iPad screen while on a Skype video call with other parties.

This will make it easier for one to use Skype for troubleshooting purposes or for quickly showing presentations or in-app content in which taking a screenshot is usually not possible. The feature is currently a part of Skype preview for iOS as well as Android.

Tapping the Share screen option while on a Skype call will bring up a UI similar to what one gets when they start a screen recording. Tapping the Start broadcast button will then initiate the screen sharing process.

There’s no word from Microsoft as to when the Screen Sharing feature will make its way to the public release of Skype. For now, it is only available for users who are on the Skype beta channel for both iOS and Android.

Our Take

The inclusion of Screen sharing gives Skype a major one-up over other video calling services including Apple’s own FaceTime and Google Duo. It does make Skype the perfect video calling tool for use in the enterprise segment as business users might find the screen sharing option incredibly useful.

[Via Skype]