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Screen Sharing feature now available on Facebook Messenger

In the wake of the current pandemic, video calls became our primary source of communication for work, socializing or just talking to our loved ones. A tremendous increase was seen in the use of video call and meeting apps all over the world. In the midst of all this, the screen sharing facility proved extremely helpful to everyone.

Facebook also dove in the race and has introduced screen sharing on Messenger for all android and iOS users. An executive from Facebook said, “Today, we’re excited to share that we’re expanding the availability of Messenger’s screen sharing feature in video calls and Messenger Rooms to our mobile apps… We know people are trying to stay connected more than ever and screen sharing is the latest feature we’re rolling out to bring people closer together.”

Now users can share their live screen with up to 16 people at once. To assist with this, Messenger Rooms is also an extension app which allows video calling. Through Messenger Rooms users can chat with up to 50 people at one time. The room creator can choose to grant screen sharing access to other participants in the meeting.

How to Display Share in Facebook Messenger?

You can easily begin sharing screen in Messenger through the following steps:

  • Begin with a video name within the Messenger app
  • Choose the contacts, you want in your meeting
  • Tap the digital camera icon.
  • Swipe up on the toolbar, which brings up an expanded menu.
  • From the expanded menu, tap on share screen to share your display screen.
  • Share screen is now enabled.

Facebook also launched the desktop version of Messenger in April, which allows unlimited and free video calling facilities.

Facebook is steadily upgrading Messenger and its other apps to deal with the pandemic. Now that individuals are more dependent on online communication, these apps are bringing in large sums of revenue to their creators.

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