Sharing your Computer Screen with Skype

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To share your screen:

  1. Make a voice call or video call to the person or group you want to share your screen with. Learn how to create a group in your contact list. (Note to screen share with a group, you’ll need the premium version)
  2. After the call has started, click the + button in the call bar and select Share screens.

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You can share your entire screen or choose a specific window to share.

Skype to Skype calls are free, although calling from Skype to a cell phone or land line is not, so be sure to double check before you dial.  Skype has other useful features too, such as sending files, photos and video of any size.  Just drop the file into your Skype chat window and hit send.

What to know about Skype before using it for Business

  • Skype calls rely on an internet connection.  A variety of factors can affect your connection and the quality of your call. If you use Skype, you should have a back up communication option in case your call get’s dropped.
  • Video is not mandatory for a Skype call.  If one party has a camera but the other does not, you can still share files and screen shots during your call.
  • Skype can be used on Windows or Mac.

Download Skype for Windows

Download Skype for Mac

  • Skype Call Forwarding If you use Skype regularly, you can forward incoming Skype calls to your cell phone, even if your computer is turned off. Set up the feature under the “Tools” menu.  Note: you will use up Skype credit during forwarded calls.  But it may be worth it, especially if you don’t have the Android or iPhone application (both of which run in the background). In fact, we suggest setting up call forwarding anyway, because the Skype mobile apps are well-known battery hogs.

Check out this article by Dr. Wireless for more handy tips on Skype.