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Facebook Messenger Brings Screen Sharing to iPhone and Android, Here's How to do it

Facebook's messenger platform has been updating its messenger's video calling services in recent months, and now, they've added screen sharing for android and iOS mobile devices to the mix.

The desktop version has had the ability to share screens for a while, but now, it has been brought to mobile devices after being in beta testing for months.

The feature lets you instantly share your screen with friends, families or coworkers, either in video calls with up to 8 people, or using the Messenger Rooms feature to chat with up to 16 people.

This will be useful as many people are working from home or in isolation as Coronavirus cases spike around the world.

Screen sharing can also be useful in non-work related video calls for a number of reasons.

It allows you to scroll through your photos, surf social media, share a recipe on a website and cook together while chatting, or shop together online with friends.

The company said it will soon add the ability for Room creators to decide whether to limit the ability to screen share to just themselves, or make it available to participants in a call.

How to Use Facebook Messenger Screen Sharing on your Phone

1. Start a video call by selecting one or more contacts and tapping the camera icon.

2. Once on the call, swipe up on the tool bar at the bottom (where you find the icon for hanging up)

3. From the expanded menu, tap "Share your Screen".

From that point, other people will be able to see a live view of whatever is on your phone screen.

You'll still be able to see your friends on camera while you show them what's on your phone.

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