Facebook has today announced the expansion of Messenger’s screen sharing feature in video calls and Messenger Rooms to iOS and Android, allowing users to instantly share their smartphone screens with friends and family one-on-one or in a group video call and Messenger Rooms with up to 16 people.
As people around the world are trying to stay connected more than ever during COVID-19, screen sharing is the latest feature Facebook is rolling out to bring people closer together. Since it allows you to share a live view of your screen, you can share virtually anything together.
In addition to screen sharing on mobile and web, screen sharing is also available in Messenger Rooms with up to 16 people on web and desktop.
“Whether you want to share memories from your camera roll, shop together online, co-browse social media, and more — screen sharing makes it easy to stay connected and close with your loved ones, even when you’re physically apart.
We will soon add the ability to control who can share their screen in Rooms and expand the number of people you can share your screen with up to 50 within Messenger Rooms.”
Room creators will soon also be able to determine whether to limit the ability to screen share to just themselves or make the feature available to all participants when creating a room and during the call.
Facebook Messenger’s screen sharing is rollout out now to all iOS and Android users worldwide.