Category : Technology
By enabling screen sharing for Messenger on mobile devices, Facebook allows you to share your phone or tablet screen when you call a friend one-on-one, in group chat or even larger conversations through Messenger Rooms.
You can instantly share your screen (or pictures on your camera roll) with up to eight people in group chats or up to 16 people in Messenger Rooms. However, Facebook says it is trying to upgrade this feature for up to 50 people for Rooms. The update will be available on both Android and iOS.
To share your screen, first make sure you have the latest version of Messenger installed. Then, during a call, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to view call options. Then click "share your screen", "start sharing" and then "start broadcast" (Facebook will be giving you many warnings so you can't share anything by mistake). After that, you can browse your phone as you wish or go back to search to stop the broadcast.
It's definitely a nice feature. Video calls have become a feature we prefer in the pandem. Sharing screenshots by connecting with friends, family, and co-workers was a big necessity. Being able to do this now with Facebook Messenger is definitely a nice feature. You can browse through photos on your camera roll from a recent trip or talk to a colleague about the details of a business project.
While screen sharing is already available in a number of video chat services, including Skype and Zoom, Messenger works especially well on mobile devices. So having the option on iOS and Android is definitely a big improvement.