Search Engine Journal: Facebook Upgrades Messenger App With Screen Sharing Capability. “Facebook is expanding Messenger’s screen sharing capability, first available on desktop, to the iOS and Android mobile apps.”
Neowin: Skype for Web preview gets screen sharing on Chrome. “It’s been a long time since Microsoft last shared what’s new in the latest Skype updates. The app has been getting updates somewhat consistently, and Insiders are now up to version 8.46, but the last time we had heard anything new was for version 8.43 in April. That’s changing though, as the team has shared that, with version 188.8.131.52, Skype for Web now supports screen sharing, even if you’ll need to be using Google Chrome.”
Make Tech Easier: How to Share Your Screen with a Facebook Friend. “Facebook always seems to be adding more features, but one of the more useful ones to come out in the last year is probably the ability to use it for live screen sharing. There has always been some demand for this service, and previously there were several third-party apps that allowed you to do it. Now, though, it’s built into Facebook Live and Facebook Messenger, and while it’s not exactly professional-grade software and only works in Google Chrome, it gets the job done pretty well.”
The Verge: Facebook Live now has a built-in screen-sharing function. “Today, Facebook added the ability to directly share your screen on Facebook Live, as spotted by The Next Web. Previously, third-party software was needed to do the same thing.”
BetaNews: CrankWheel: easy screen sharing for Chrome. “CrankWheel is an easy-to-use Chrome extension which enables speedy sharing of your Chrome tabs or entire screen, without installing any other software.”
MakeUseOf: 7 Easy Screen-Sharing and Remote-Access Tools. I am paranoid about these things so before you use them, make sure you do your due diligence. “Do you want to share your Windows screen with a friend or colleague so they can troubleshoot technical issues? Perhaps you want to access your Windows desktop from your tablet to watch a movie in bed? It’s easier than ever to get remote access to your machine, with many free tools available.”
Nifty: 4 Effortless Screen Sharing Tools You Can Use Anytime. “The programs we’ve included in this article are intended to be used when you just need to share your screen as quickly as possible, with as little coordination as possible. They may not be the most powerful programs, the most secure programs, or the most beautiful programs, but they are quick and easy to use, and don’t require a substantial download – factors that sometimes trump all other qualities!” The “not the most secure” part worries me, but sometimes you need something quick and dirty and security is not a huge issue. Sometimes.