Skype for Web: screen sharing even on Chrome

Skype for web allows you to share your screen during a video call if you use the Chrome browser. Here's how to do it

Skype is one of Microsoft's most successful services, and the company keeps adding new features to always offer the best to its users. The Redmond-based company has added a new feature in Skype for Web, the browser version of the messaging application: you can now share your screen from Chrome.

To take advantage of this feature you won't need to download any plug-ins or third-party software. Microsoft has announced that it has introduced native support for screen sharing for those using Google's browser. This news shouldn't come as a surprise, especially since the new version of Edge is based on Chromium and therefore it's normal that Microsoft wants to make its services compatible with the platform developed by Google. And although there is no official news, it is possible that Skype for web will soon be made compatible with Microsoft's new browser as well, which is currently being tested.

Skype: how screen sharing works

Screen sharing is one of the most appreciated features by Skype users. It allows you to show the content of the display during a video call. For example, you resort to this option during a distance learning. In this case, you can share the display with your audience and thus show the slides during the explanation. But this is just one of the many cases in which the function can come in handy.

To share the screen, you have to start the conversation on Skype and click on the + sign or the three suspension dots (depending on the software version) and go to the "Share screens" item. A window will open that will let you choose the user or users with whom you want to start sharing.

Skype web on Chrome: what it consists of

Screen sharing is therefore really essential. Microsoft strives to make it as universal as possible, that is, easy to use on different types of devices and platforms. For example, in April, the feature was also integrated into the Skype mobile app, so you can use it to share the screen on mobile devices.

A few days ago, it was announced that it will also arrive on Chrome. This feature for the moment is only available for those who use the Preview version. This is still a beta version of Skype, but the new feature doesn't seem to give any problems and for the release you won't have to wait too much longer.