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Facebook Messenger Adds Screen Sharing over Video Calls

Facebook is expanding the availability of Messenger’s screen sharing feature in video calls and Messenger Rooms to our mobile apps.

Video calls have been the saving grace of the pandemic, allowing you to connect with friends, family, and colleagues, and screen sharing is especially useful.

Adding screen sharing to both Messenger video calls and Facebook’s new video chat platform, Messenger Rooms, help Facebook better compete with popular services like Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.

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According to the Facebook news post, “Messenger’s new phone features lets you instantly share your screen with friends and family — either in video calls with up to eight people, or using the Messenger Rooms features to chat with up to 16 people.”

“Sharing with up to 50 participants — the current maximum in Messenger Rooms — is coming soon,” it added.

Facebook hopes people will find screen sharing a fun and engaging way to connect and share with family and friends on video calls.

Screen Sharing is now available globally on the latest versions of Messenger’s Android and iOS apps, desktop, and Web.

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