Messenger From Facebook Extends Screen Sharing to Android, iOS Apps

New options for Rooms are coming soon, as well

Facebook extended the screen-sharing feature that had been available in Messenger From Facebook video calls and Messenger Rooms to the Messenger Android and iOS applications.

People on Messenger can now share their screens with friends and family one-on-one, in a group video call with up to eight people and via Messenger Rooms with up to 16 people.

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Product manager Nora Micheva said in a blog post that it will soon add the ability for Rooms creators to control who can share screens in their Rooms, along with expanding the number of people that screens can be shared with from 16 to 50.

She wrote, “Screen sharing lets you share a live view of your screen so you can share virtually anything together. Whether you want to share memories from your camera roll, shop together online, co-browse social media, and more—screen sharing makes it easy to stay connected and close with your loved ones, even when you’re physically apart.”