Skype – Turn on Desktop screen sharing feature

By Laura

On Skype, there is a very interesting feature which enables you to share your Desktop screen with the people who are chatting/chatting Voice with you and vice versa, you will receive the Desktop screen image from them, if they send. will show you how to turn on this sharing feature on Skype.

You may have known about Teamviewer, a software for tracking and controlling computers from distance. This utility allows you to directly manipulate on other people’s desktop screen via an ID that they provide you. Despite having a similar feature, Skype only allows you to see the Desktop screen of the opposite person but you cannot manipulate on their Desktop screen like with Teamviewer.

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Despite having fewer features compared to Teamviewer, you can still watch videos, view images and know what opposite person is performing on his/her computer.

Turn on Desktop screen sharing feature

Step 1: After creating a Skype account, you log in your account.

Step 2: On the chat interface with a certain person, click the “+” symbol on the right of the screen and select Share screens


Step 3: Start sharing your screen window opens, click the symbol on the left angle of the screen select one of the two available sharing modes, including:
- Share desktop: Share the whole Desktop screen.
- Share Windows: Select a specific area on Windows to share.

After selecting the mode, click Start to begin the sharing process.

Your Desktop screen will be displayed on the screen of the opposite person.

Step 4: To stop the sharing, click Stop sharing and the window will be closed automatically.

If this built-in feature of Skype has not satisfied you, you can search and download computer’s remote support softwares available on

Wish you success!

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