How to share the screen on Skype (Windows, Android, iPhone)
Whether you want to have a conversation with a coworker based in another country, or someone from your family asks you for help with their computer, screen sharing can help you a lot. When you use Skype, you can share your screen with the other participants in your call. It is easy, and it works on Windows 10, Android, and iOS devices. Regardless of whether you Skype from a Windows PC, from an Android smartphone or an iPhone or iPad, here's how to share your screen:
What you need before you can share your screen on Skype
For the screen sharing feature to work, you need to use the latest version of the Skype app for your platform. You can get it from here: Download Skype. Screen sharing is a feature that Skype offers only on Windows 10, Android 6.0 and above, and iPhone or iPad with iOS 12 or above. Screen sharing is not supported by older versions, or by Skype for Web.
To be able to share your screen on Skype, you must first make an audio or video call with the people with whom you want to share the screen.
How to share your screen with Skype, from a Windows 10 PC
Launch the Skype app on your Windows 10 PC. Then, make an audio or video call with the person(s) with whom you want to talk and share your screen with. In short, select the person(s) that you want to call, and press the Video Call or Audio Call button to initiate the call.
Once the person you have called answers your call, Skype displays something similar to the screenshot below. Click or tap on the ... (More Options) button from the bottom-right corner of the app.
In the menu that pops up, click or tap Share screen.
Skype then shows you a preview of your screen. If you want to share your screen only, without the computer sound, click or tap Share screen.
If you also want to share the sounds made by your Windows 10 computer, first enable the "Share computer sound" switch, and then click or tap on the "Share screen and sounds" button.
Then, everyone who's part of your Skype audio or video call gets to see your Windows 10 desktop and what you do. For as long as you share your screen on Skype, your desktop has a thin yellow border that lets you know that other people can see what you are doing.
When you no longer want to share your screen on Skype, open the Skype app and your call, and click or tap the … (More Options) button. In it, click or tap on Stop sharing.
That's it! Now let's see how to share your screen with Skype for Android.
How to share your screen with Skype, from an Android smartphone or tablet
Start the Skype app on your Android smartphone and make an audio or video call. During the call, tap the … (More Options) button.
Skype for Android should then display a few buttons on the bottom of the screen. One of them is called Share screen. Tap on it.
Skype asks if you agree for it to "[...] start capturing everything that's on your screen." If you want to share your screen, agree to this, and tap Start now. If you do not want Skype to ask you the same thing the next time you share your screen, check the "Don't show again" setting.
The people with whom you are talking on Skype can also see your Android smartphone's screen, in real time. While you do that, your screen has a thin red border on its edges, to let you know that others can see what you're doing on your smartphone.
When you no longer want to share your screen on Skype, open the Skype app, and tap the Stop sharing button that is found both on the bottom and the top side of the chat window.
That's it! Enjoy making Skype calls when you use your Android smartphone.
How to share your screen with Skype, from an iPhone or iPad
Make an audio or video call using the Skype app from your iPhone or iPad. Then, during the call, tap the … (More Options) button from the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Skype for iOS displays a few buttons on the bottom of the screen. Tap the one called Share screen.
Skype tells you that "everything on your screen, including notifications, will be recorded [...]". Beneath this message, there's a list of apps that can receive the Screen Recording feed. Scroll if you need to, and tap to select Skype. Then, tap Start Broadcast.
After three seconds, your iPhone or iPad starts broadcasting everything you do on your screen. The people with whom you're talking on Skype can now see your screen, live.
While you share your screen, on the top edge, there is a red border that lets you know that others can see your screen.
When you no longer want to share your screen on Skype, tap the red stripe from the top side of the screen, and then tap Stop.
This is how you share your screen with Skype using an iPhone or an iPad.
Do you like the screen sharing feature from Skype?
We believe that it is one of the best new features that we've seen on Skype. It is a cross-platform experience that works on Windows 10, Android and iOS, so you can use it for a multitude of tasks, from shopping together with your family to providing technical support, and laughing together with your friends. Before closing this tutorial, tell us if you like the screen sharing feature from Skype?