WhatsApp, the most popular messaging platform, has added the ability to share screen on a video call. This is helpful when you want to see something on your device to get technical help or anything else.
Screenshare is currently available in WhatsApp beta and will be available in the stable version in the coming days. I use WhatsApp beta, so got access to the feature. It works well and I was able to share my phone’s screen with people who don’t use WhatsApp beta. In this article, I will show you steps to screen share on WhatsApp.
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Screen Share on WhatsApp
For sharing screen, you need to first make a WhatsApp video call to the person you want to share your phone’s screen with. You will now see a new phone-sharing icon on the bottom navigation bar. Click this icon.
It will display a prompt notifying you about the beginning to record or cast with WhatsApp. The prompt also suggests you not enter sensitive information while you are sharing the screen. Click the Start Now button to start screen sharing.
Once you begin screen sharing, you can exit the WhatsApp app and open any screen you want to share on the call. Everything you do on your phone will be visible on the call. So, make sure you are not sharing any sensitive information. Avoid entering passwords, or opening a gallery where you have personal photos.
When you want to stop screen sharing, return to WhatsApp call and click the Stop sharing button.
Now you know how to screen share on WhatsApp. So, you don’t need any third-party app for sharing screen. Apple already offers screen sharing via FaceTime calls. Now that WhatsApp also has the same feature, a lot of people will enjoy it.