Skype was the one of the first applications that showed how the internet would disrupt existing businesses. Suddenly, it allowed you to cut the phone company out of conversations with friends, family and colleagues around the world. The latest preview version of Skype for Web now adds screen sharing support for Chrome. Here’s how to get it.
The update to Skype for Web means you won’t need to mess about with third-party plug-ins or other tools. Once you’re in a call using the Skype web client, you’ll be able to share your screen. That means work colleagues can share documents, spreadsheets or presentations, or you can help friends and family out with tech support.
You can access the new screen sharing over Chrome feature in Skype for Web by logging in a preview.web.skype.com. You’ll need to be on version 72 of Chrome or later.
Screen sharing isn’t new to Skype. It’s been a part of the desktop product for a while and was introduced to the mobile apps in version 184.108.40.206. Adding it to the web client is handy if you’re not using your regular computer such as in a meeting room woth a shared system or if you’re out and need to borrow a friend’s PC.