Facebook brings screen sharing feature to Messenger

Social media giant Facebook has announced the launch of yet another feature for Messenger app and Messenger Rooms. The new addition is the ability to share screens instantly with other members. With the addition of the new screen sharing feature, users can now share their mobile screen instantly with friends and family on a one-on-one or in group video call with up to eight people in Messenger and up to sixteen people in Messenger Rooms.

Facebook says that the new screen sharing feature is to help people stay connected in more ways than ever and the new screen sharing feature will bring people close together.

Screen sharing feature update is currently rolling out for Messenger. It is now available globally on the latest versions of Messenger’s Android and iOS apps, desktop app and Web. To download the latest version of the app, users can head to respective app stores and look for the update.

Facebook has also confirmed that it is planning to increase the number of people you can share screen with up to 50 people in Messenger Rooms in future. In addition to that, Facebook Rooms creator will soon get the option to set a boundary whether the screen shared will be visible to all the participants or just them while creating a new room or during an ongoing call.

For those unaware, Facebook is also planning to integrate its service that will allow cross-messaging between three platforms — WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram. While all three of them will still work as standalone app, this will allow users to talk to their Messenger friends from within the other two apps and vice versa.