Screen sharing is a revolutionary technology by Skype that allows its users to easily see each other’s desktops.

In the past, screen sharing technology was either very slow or very expensive. With Skype, you can share desktops with one another over a fast and free connection.

Before you start, make sure you have the latest version of Skype installed.

Here’s how to use Skype’s screen sharing system.


Step 1: Choose Who to Call on Skype

Double click on the name of the person you want to call in your screen name list.




Step 2: Place a Video Call

You need to first be in a video call before you can start screen sharing. Click Video Call to initiate a video call.



Step 3: Click on the Screen Sharing Button



At the bottom of the video call is a row of buttons. Click on the screen sharing button.


Step 4: Choose Whole Screen or One Window

Select whether you want your users to see your entire screen or just one window.



Once you click either of these selections, Skype will switch over from camera view to screen sharing view. It may take a second to load.


Step 5: Screen Sharing Controls


Once you’re in a screen sharing connection, you can easily control the share with options along

the top.


#1 – Click this button to have #3 pop up.

#2 – Click this button to stop sharing.

#3 – This window shows you what your friend is seeing. It doesn’t appear unless you click on button #1. If you’re sharing just one window rather than your whole screen, click on Select Window to change the window that your friend is looking at.
Congratulations! You now know how to screen share and control the screen share connection. Using screen share makes it very easy for anyone to demonstrate how to do things on a computer, share work live or teach computer related skills.