The screen sharing capability of Messenger is being expanded by Facebook. Initially, it was just available on desktop, iOS, and Android mobile apps. Users can share the screen with up to 8 people on a group video call and one-on-one as well.
The feature is now being launched for Messenger Rooms as well which will permit up to 16 people in a chat simultaneously.
“Today, we’re excited to share that we’re expanding the availability of Messenger’s screen sharing feature in video calls and Messenger Rooms to our mobile apps…
We know people are trying to stay connected more than ever and screen sharing is the latest feature we’re rolling out to bring people closer together.”
A live view of the screens can be shared by users for others to see. It allows participants in a chat to view everything a user is doing on the mobile device.
“Screen sharing lets you share a live view of your screen so you can share virtually anything together. Whether you want to share memories from your camera roll, shop together online, co-browse social media, and more…”
Earlier screen sharing was permitted on Facebook Messenger’s desktop version. Now it would be the first time that the screen sharing option will be available in the mobile app or/and Messenger Rooms.
Messenger Rooms is an app that is designed for group chats. It will be upgraded to allow screen sharing with up to 50 people.