How to use Whatsapp screen sharing feature

Shruti Govil
Shruti Govil May 30, 2024
Updated 2024/05/30 at 3:45 PM

In 2023, the screen sharing function was introduced by WhatsApp, an instant messaging application owned by Meta. During a video call, users can share their displays with other participants thanks to this functionality. 

Zoom and Google Meet are two more video-calling platforms that offer this feature. The desktop version of WhatsApp for Windows, iPhone, and Android allows users to share their screen.

When this function is activated, everyone else in the video conversation can see anything that the person on their phone—who has shared their screen—can see. This functionality can be useful in a variety of contexts, from education to collaboration. Here’s how to use WhatsApp to share your screen step-by-step:

How to use the WhatsApp mobile app to share your screen

Similar instructions for sharing your screen are available in the WhatsApp apps for iOS and Android. However, it’s crucial to keep in mind that users must share the entire screen when using this feature on their mobile devices.

Users can navigate between different apps on their phone while sharing their screens. The other callers will be able to view all they see on their phone screen.

  • Launch the video call feature on WhatsApp.
  • Select the screen-sharing icon located at the bottom of the display. (This icon looks like a screen with a figure in front of it on iOS; it looks like a phone with an arrow on it on Android.)
  • Verify that you wish to allow screen sharing.
  • The others on the call can now see what’s on your screen.
  • If you wish to stop sharing your screen, go back to the WhatsApp app and tap Stop Sharing.

The Windows desktop app for WhatsApp: How to share your screen?

With WhatsApp’s desktop app, users may choose to share a single app or their whole computer screen.

  • Create a video call by launching the WhatsApp desktop application.
  • When the call window appears, click the Share icon.
  • You can choose which app to share or the entire screen.
  • To terminate the screen sharing session, go back to the WhatsApp application and select the Stop screen sharing symbol.

Users should be aware that whatever app they open will be visible to the other callers if they are sharing their complete screen. However, only that app will be accessible if users decide to share it alone (assuming the app window is not minimized). End-to-end encryption is supported by WhatsApp’s screen-sharing feature, just like it is by any other audio or video conversation on the network.

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