Zoom isn’t the only video conferencing platform that allows its users to share their screen. If the changing circumstances are making you suddenly use of this feature, Skype has got you covered.
Don’t worry if you don’t get along with technology very well, sharing your display with someone is easier than it sounds. The following instructions are beginner-friendly, so you have one less thing to worry about.
How to Share Your Screen on Skype
Start a Skype call the way you usually do, by tapping on the phone icon at the top-right of the contact. Once you’ve started your call, select the Share-screen icon that’ll have a double square (it should be in the hideaway toolbar).
If you’re using Skype on your Android device, the Share Screen option will be at the bottom right of your display.
If that step didn’t work for you, click on the three dots (the more options) that’ll be in the toolbar. When the pop-up menu appears, choose the Share Screen option.
Don’t be alarmed if your call screen disappears and is replaced with the Share Screen. If you have more than one screen, you’ll need to click on the screen you want to share and click on the Start Sharing option.
How can you tell that you’ve started to share your screen? You’ll see a red frame around the screen you clicked on before. If you want to share another one of your screens, go to:
- Screens Sharing Options or More options
- Switch Screen or window (located in the pop-up menu)
When you’re done sharing your screen, click on the double-screen option and choose the Stop Sharing one. If you can still see the Recent Chats panel, click on the three dots and select the Stop Sharing option.
As you can see, sharing your screen on Skype for Windows and Android is easy. At least when it comes to screen sharing, Zoom is no competition for Skype. How often do you have to share your screen with others? Share your thoughts in the comments below.