How do I share my screen in Skype for Windows desktop?
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Screen sharing lets you share your computer screen with anyone on Skype. It’s perfect for business presentations, showing photos to friends and family, or showing what’s on your computer screen.
Watch the video to see how to share your screen in less than a minute. A step-by-step guide is also available below.
You can share your screen with one Skype contact at any time during a voice call for free.
You can also share your screen with one or more Skype contacts during a voice or video call.
Before you share your screen, make sure that you have:
- Start a voice or video call.
After the call has started, click the + button in the call bar and select Share screens....
In the dialog box that appears, click Start to share your entire screen. If you have more than one monitor attached to your computer, you will be able to choose which monitor to share.
You can change your screen sharing options at any time by clicking the Change sharing options icon in the floating call window.
To share a specific window rather than your entire screen, click the down arrow button and select Share a window.
Then, select the window you want to share and click Start.
When you want to stop sharing your screen, in the floating call window click Stop sharing.
Only one person can share their screen at a time, although you can switch presenters at any time and as often as you like.
For more help sharing your screen, see our screen sharing troubleshooter.
Here are a few pages that can help you do even more:
- How do I make a group video call in Skype for Windows Desktop?
- How do I make free voice and video calls in Skype for Windows Desktop?
- How do I send and receive files using Skype for Windows desktop?