Among all the video-conference services such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet, they had many similarities but FaceTime had to restrict its features due to security reasons of its users. However, with the latest iOS 15 update, FaceTime comes with some alluring features. Some of them are making FaceTime calls from iOS to Android, sharing the iPhone screen with animation, watching movies together via FaceTime, etc. These features are quite exciting and will give FaceTime a chance to be in the league.
Now you know that you can FaceTime your friends with an Android phone and share your screen, excited to make a call? Want to know how?
Before going any further, let’s know what Screen Sharing is and how it works.
Screen sharing is a way to share the screen of the device with others in real-time. Screen sharing is very useful for online presentations and lectures. Screen sharing also helps in saving time for users because it limits sending files, documents and then opening them on various devices for meetings. In short, video conferences and screen sharing became a great asset in the world of virtual meetings and FaceTime is considered the best among them.
Does FaceTime allow sharing screens with Android and Windows?
Yes, Android users and Windows users can get access to FaceTime screen sharing via a link and they can join it through the browser. But Android and Windows users will only be able to see the screen and nothing much beyond this. If you want to unlock all the features of FaceTime screen sharing then you will have to switch to Apple’s ecosystem where you will be using FaceTime either on iPhone or iPad or Mac.
Also Read: How To Use Group FaceTime On iPhone And iPad
How to share screen using FaceTime:-
1. Open FaceTime on iPhone or any other Apple device.
2. Click on Create Link to generate a FaceTime meeting link.
3. Tap on the “i” button and choose Share Link.
4. After the share Link is created, share it with your friends using Email, WhatsApp, Skype, iMessage, etc, and Start FaceTime Call.
5. Also, You can select New FaceTime and select the contact you want to share the screen with, and start a FaceTime video call.
6. Once the FaceTime call is started then look for Screen Share insignia at the Top Right corner
7. Click on the Share screen and it will be started immediately with the countdown beginning from 3, 2, 1.
8. Now open the app you want to screen share with your family and friends
Use FaceTime to share the screen in great quality:
There are a lot of apps available to share screens and show presentations and conduct meetings. I, being an Apple user, would prefer sharing my screen with family and friends due to the uncompromised security features provided in the Apple ecosystem. There are numerous third-party apps available that will do the same work for you which FaceTime can do but one thing which can not be compromised is the privacy that is provided by Apple.
Yes, there is just one restriction after so many updates and upgrades in iOS and FaceTime itself that the app is still not available to use on any browser. This is just to ensure security but if Apple can come up with the new feature of using FaceTime on a browser that would be a revolution in the history of newly started video-conferencing culture.
Apple’s FaceTime video conferencing tool allows sharing screens with Android and Windows users also with iOS 15 updates. This new improvement has been taking the limelight since it was introduced to users. This new feature allows users to share the screen with family and friends and also they can play any movie or a show in real-time and can share the same with the viewer.
Please try the new feature and let us know about your experience in the comments section below.