How to Share Screen While Video Calling on Facebook Messenger

Screen sharing is a feature I’ve always wanted, and thanks to this pandemic, every communication app is adding this sought-after feature. You can now share your screen on Android and iOS devices while making a video call on Facebook Messenger. You can share the screen in a one-on-one video call or in a group of 8 people. If you are using the new Messenger Rooms feature, you can share the screen with 16 participants.

The best part about this new addition is that it’s available in the general consumer application, unlike many enterprise video calling solutions. It will greatly help users who want to show their tech-savvy friends how to do certain things, while also allowing them to browse the web together. With that in mind, let’s learn how to share screen while making a video call on Facebook Messenger.

Screen Sharing on Facebook Messenger

1. First of all, start a video call with your contact. Later on, slide the pill up and you will find “Share Your Screen” option. Tap on it.

2. You will be prompted to allow screen sharing. Choose “start now“.

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3. Instantly, screen sharing will start on your device. Note that screen sharing will not start as long as you are in Facebook Messenger. moment you go to home screen or another app, screen sharing will be activated.

Share Screen While Video Calling on Messenger

4. You can also disable screen sharing and switch to front camera. PIP window.

How to Share Screen While Video Calling on Facebook Messenger

Share Your Screen on Android and iOS Devices

So you can share the screen on both Android and iOS devices with Facebook Messenger. In my testing, the screen sharing functionality was flawless, with very little lag to be expected frankly. I wouldn’t recommend it for taking online classes, but if you want to help your friends and family with some smartphone tutorials then this is a great option. You can also use it to browse the web together. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you want to know more about Facebook Messenger tips and tricks, you can check our linked article.

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