Facebook Adds New Screen Sharing Feature to its Messenger Mobile App

The latest update of Facebook Messenger will allow its users to share their screens and feel even closer. Courtesy of this feature, you will be able to share your screen with your friends, family, and acquaintances while being in a video call.

Accordingly, this new screen-sharing feature would make it possible for multiple people to watch a Youtube video together, shop for stuff on the Internet, or prepare for an upcoming online presentation.

What makes this feature even more useful is the fact that there can either be one-on-one or group screen sharing sessions. When it comes to group video calls, you will have the flexibility to share your screen with up to 8 members. However, if the number ‘8’ doesn’t sound that impressive, you could enter a Room and then be able to do screen-sharing with up to 16 people. Moreover, Facebook also claims that users will be able to use this feature with up to 50 participants shortly.

facebook messenger screen sharing

Facebook messenger screen sharing

With the ability to share your screen with so many people, Facebook Messenger can give a tough time to Zoom, Hangouts, and other apps in the market, providing this facility. At the very least, people would have more options when it comes to virtual collaboration.

Another good news is that this feature will be available on iOS, Android, and Desktop. If you’d like to give it a shot without downloading anything, you can just open Messenger on the Web, which also has the screen sharing option available now. Plus, users will soon be able to decide who can share their screen in Rooms.


The introduction of this feature by Facebook could be attributed to its initiative of bringing people together during these trying times. Nonetheless, the ability to share screens would remain useful even when the pandemic is over.

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