If you want to share something that is displayed on your personal computer during your Skype conversation, then one of the best ways to do a screen sharing. How to share the screen on Skype? Let’s take a look.
Microsoft offers various versions of Skype on different platforms. In this article, we will cover how you can share a screen on Skype using a PC and a personal mobile.
How to share screen on Skype (PC)
Less start with the basic things first, however: unless you have a Skype for Business account, you should be on the Skype call even before you actually start sharing your screen. You cannot set up screen sharing before the call to test it.
If the screen sharing is for a business meeting or a presentation, we would recommend you to clean up your computer’s desktop before you call, so it looks less cluttered and better organized & professional. If you do so, you would not have to scramble to open or close windows and other apps after you’ve started sharing your screen.
Step 1: Start your Skype call by selecting a contact on the Recents Chat list and press the phone icon in the top-right corner.
Step 2: When you are ready to share screen on Skype, go your Skype call window and press the Share Screen button.
If you are using the latest version of Skype, you would be able to find the share screen button at the bottom right of the call window. This screen share icon looks like two screens, one overlapping the other.
If you can see the Recent Chat panel during your Skype call, then you can also click the three-dot icon for “More Options” icon. From here select Screen Share option on the pop-up menu.
Step 3: Once you’ve pressed the Screen Share button, Skype will ask you to confirm screen sharing. After confirming, Skype will automatically start sharing your screen with the person you are on a call with.
For PCs that have multiple screens, you can switch between them. Click on the “Screen Sharing Option” or “More Options” and then select “Switch Screen or Window” entry on the pop-up menu.
Step 4: If you wish to stop sharing your screen, you can click on the two-screen icons and select the “Stop Sharing” option on the pop-up menu. This method is helpful when the Recent Chats panel is closed.
In case, the Recent Chats panel is open during your call, you can click the three-dot icon and then the “More Options” icon and then select the “Stop Sharing” option from the pop-up menu.
How to share screen on Skype (Phone)
You can finally share a screen using your iPhone, iPad, and Android device. Let’s take a look at how you can share your phone screen on Skype.
Step 1: Start your call by selecting a contact and clicking on the phone icon in the top right corner.
Step 2: With your call connected now, click on the screen to reveal the three-dot icon. Once you click on the three-dot icon, a hidden menu will appear.
Step 3: Now, tap on the “Share Screen” icon.
Step 4: On the following screen, click on the “Skype” listing followed by the “Start Broadcast” button.
Step 5: To stop the broadcast, go back into the Skype app and tap the “Stop Broadcast” button.
Now that you know how to share your screen on Skype with your phone or PC, start sharing your screens like a pro. Just make sure you follow the screen safety tips that are mentioned below.
SCREEN SAFETY TIPS TO FOLLOW WHILE SHARING YOUR SCREEN ON SKYPE
You won’t be comfortable checking your bank details or private pictures while a coworker looked over your shoulder, right? Definitely, you would want that. Think of screen sharing in the same way. So, when you start sharing your screen the other person can your entire desktop or phone, he can even see what apps you’ve opened. This can include your bank account, email, photos or even websites. Therefore, it is important to follow a few safety tips before you get on to a Skype call.
CHECK YOUR DESKTOP OR PHONE BEFORE YOU START SHARING YOUR SCREEN:
The other person will be able to see any files, folders, icons, and even the image that you’ve put up as your background. Therefore, you must change or move anything that you want to keep private.
CLOSE ANY PROGRAMS YOU DON’T WANT TO SHARE WITH THE OTHER PERSON:
If there is any browser tab that you don’t want the other person to see, then you must close it before getting on the call. There are chances that you might click on this information accidentally while your screen is being shared.
SIGN OUT OF INSTANT MESSAGING APPS OR CHATS:
To avoid any unexpected messages or notification pop-up you must sign out of instant messaging app & chat programs like Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, etc.