How to Share a Screen on Skype

Making big travel plans online? Use our screen share feature and do it together.

Or why not share your screen and give grandma a quick demo of how you use Skype, so she can start using it too.

Use our screen sharing feature with anyone else on Skype – and collaborate on projects, plans, and more.

What to Know About How to Share a Screen on Skype

There’s one common requirement when you want to share your screen,

and it’s that you’re engaged in a voice call with your contact.

Not that you need the sound, but it will probably be useful to explain what’s happening on-screen.

Once you’re in a voice call, you can show someone what’s on your screen, though you sharing capabilities vary by platform:

Windows, macOS, and Linux: One person can share his/her screen to everyone on the call.

Android and iOS: You can take still snapshots, but not share the screen including full motion.

Troubleshooting Skype Screen Sharing

Like most high-throughput Internet features, screen sharing doesn’t always work as planned.

Here are some common problems and their solutions:

If you start screen sharing but your callers report nothing appears,

turning the feature off then back on again can often fix the problem.

This is also commonly the fix to a frozen screen, i.e.

you’re still moving around your screen but callers report they’re not seeing any changes.

If starting and stopping the screen share doesn’t work, try exiting the call entirely and then reconnecti

Share your screen in skype

1.Start Skype and sign in to your account. audio call or a video call with another person or a group of people.

3.Move your mouse over the call window to bring up several buttons with actions that can be performed during the call.

4.Click the + button.

5.In the menu that is shown, click Share screens.You’re asked to confirm that you want to share your screen and how you want to share it.

6.Click Start.Your screen is now shared.

7.When you want to stop sharing your screen, click the Stop sharing button shown in the top-right corner of the screen.

Updated: May 8, 2019 — 10:25 am

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