FaceTime on Apple devices has received some major upgrades with the new iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey updates. Apple added a new SharePlay feature, which allows users to share their screen in a FaceTime call. This was a much needed update that a lot of users have been waiting for.
In this article, we will show you how you can share your screen in FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
While FaceTime is an excellent video and voice calling service, it lacks features that other big players offer. For example, it’s only limited to Apple users, you can’t share your screen, have watch parties, etc. However, all that is changing with SharePlay. With this new feature, you can share your screen from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. You can also host watch parties and listen to music together with other people on a FaceTime call.
One of the most important features of SharePlay is the ability to share your device screen. While on a FaceTime video or voice call, you can share your screen, and show the contents of your device. This can be used during presentations, meetings, and more, especially during these WFH times. This is something that a lot of FaceTime users have been looking forward to. It’s available in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey.
Note: SharePlay and screen sharing on FaceTime will work on all iPhones, iPads, Apple TV and Macs that support iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey.
How to share your screen in FaceTime
Remember, you and the recipient on the FaceTime call need to be running on the iOS 15, iPadOS, tvOS 15, or macOS 12 Monterey public beta or developer betas to try out the new features. Sharing your screen in FaceTime is simple, and here’s how to do it.
1) Launch FaceTime and start a video call with a contact.
2) Tap on the Share My Screen button available on the top right corner of the video control panel.
Your screen should now be visible to all the contacts in the video call. You can now demonstrate apps, presentations, and more during the FaceTime call.
Sharing your Screen in a FaceTime call is such an important feature, and will definitely make Apple’s video calling service more popular among professional users. However, SharePlay is still exclusive to only Apple devices, so you’ll need to own an Apple product to enjoy the feature.