Facebook created Facebook Messenger. It is a social networking application that allows for easy access and communication with friends and families as well as business partners. The app also enables you to interact with people within and outside your country.
The Facebook mobile app is not only for chats and communication, business personnel can also make use of the app to promote their business by creating a business page and the rest.
You can only have or be granted easy access to Facebook if and only you have downloaded the Facebook mobile application. If not, you can’t access or make use of the app. To download the app, go to the Google Play Store (for android users) to download it. For iPhone users, visit the Apple App Store to download the app.
What is Facebook Messenger?
Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging app and a platform that was designed by Facebook, Inc. The Facebook Messenger app is a free instant messaging app used for sending messages, sharing photos and videos, group chats, and also for voice recording. You can use this app to communicate with whosoever you wish to communicate with as well as your phone contacts.
It now allows you to share your screen on Mobile devices
Facebook has now launched its screen-sharing feature for Messenger which allows you to share screen on mobile devices, both Androids, and iPhones. This Facebook messenger screen sharing feature enables you to share your tablet screen or your phone. While calling a friend either in a group chat or in wider conversations through Messenger Rooms.
You can now screen share or share your photos from your camera roll, your Instagram feed, or others. You can share your screen with close to eight people in a group chat or even close to 16 people in Messenger Rooms. However, Facebook has promised to expand the feature very soon. So that it can allow for close to 50 people in Messenger Rooms. You can access this either on iOS or Android.
This is really a great feature because so many people now rely on video calls due to the coronavirus outbreak and pandemic that caused total lockdown in countries. Even meetings now hold through video calls just like zoom and skype to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
Facebook said: “Screen sharing enables you to scroll through your photos, surf social media or shop together online with friends more easily than before”. However, Facebook will soon include the ability for Room creators to choose if they want to reduce the ability to just screen share to themselves. Or include it so that other participants can join.
Screen sharing is available worldwide on the latest version of Messenger’s iOS apps, Android. As well as its web version and desktop apps.
How to use it the app to screen share on your Mobile device
To screen share using Facebook messenger, make sure that you are running the latest version of Facebook messenger. Once you do that, you are now good to go!
Here’s how to use Facebook Messenger to share screen on your mobile device:
- Open the Messenger app on your Android phone or your iPhone.
- Next is to begin a video call. You can do this by choosing one or more contacts and by clicking on the camera icon.
- As soon as you are on the call. Swipe up on the toolbar below (where you see the icons for hanging up or for putting off your mic).
- Then click on “Share your screen” from the expanded menu.
From there, the rest people on the video chat will now see a live view of whatever is on the screen of your phone. The interface of the video chat will also move to the top right side of your phone. So that you can see your friends on camera even while you show them what is on your phone.