How to Share a Screen on Skype 2024

Enhance your Skype meetings with screen sharing. Follow our step-by-step guide to effortlessly showcase your computer screen during Skype calls.

By Abhishek Chandel
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How to Share a Screen on Skype

How to Share a Screen on Skype

One of Skype's most useful features for remote meetings, presentations, and collaboration is screen sharing. Being able to broadcast your computer screen to other Skype users can greatly improve productivity and communication. In this blog post, I will explain the step-by-step process for easily sharing your screen during a Skype call on desktop devices. Whether you want to showcase a PowerPoint presentation, walk through an important document, or demonstrate how to accomplish tasks on your computer, screen sharing on Skype allows you to visually guide others through what you are doing.

Steps to share your screen on Skype

1. Open the Skype on your computer. Sign into your Skype account by entering your username and password. Once signed in, locate and click on the "Meet Now" button on the left sidebar of the Skype window. This will open up meeting options. Select the "Host a Meeting" option to start a new Skype meeting that you will host.

2. A new window will appear to start the call. Click the blue "Start Call" button at the bottom right corner to begin the Skype call that you are hosting.

3. You should now be on a live Skype call that you are hosting. To share your screen with meeting participants, locate and click on the "Share Screen" icon at the bottom right corner of the Skype window.

4. A screen-sharing selection window will open. Choose what you want to share - options include an individual app window, browser tab, or your entire screen. Once selected, click on the blue "Share" button at the bottom right to start actively sharing your chosen screen or window.

5. When you are finished sharing your screen, click on the red "Stop Sharing" button at the bottom of the Skype window to end the screen share session and stop broadcasting your screen to meeting attendees.


As you have seen, sharing your screen on Skype only takes a few clicks. The ability to broadcast your active screen, apps, or files during a live Skype session provides tremendous value for remote meetings, teaching moments, troubleshooting tech issues, and more. With clear instructions now on enabling screen sharing, you can feel empowered to showcase your computer activity to enhance collaboration.

FAQs - Share a Screen on Skype

Can I share specific applications or windows on Skype?

Yes, when you open the screen sharing menu in Skype, you have the option to share your entire desktop screen, or you can select a specific open application or window that you want attendees to view.

Can I control someone else's screen during screen sharing?

No, Skype's screen sharing feature is view-only. As the presenter sharing your screen, you maintain full control over your computer. Attendees in the Skype call can view your shared screen but cannot control your mouse or keyboard.

How do I grant Skype permission to record my screen on Mac?

On a Mac, you need to enable screen recording in your System Preferences to allow Skype to record your screen. Go to System settings > Privacy & Security > Screen Recording and check the box next to Skype or web-browser (if you're using web version) to grant access.

Can I share audio during screen sharing?

Yes, any audio playing on your computer will automatically be shared to call attendees when you are sharing your screen. This includes audio from media files, application sounds, YouTube videos, etc.

Is there a limit on the size of files I can share directly on Skype?

Yes, you cannot share files larger than 300 MB directly through Skype's file sharing feature. For larger files, you will need to utilize a third-party file sharing service.

Can I record a Skype call with screen sharing?

Yes, if you use Skype's built-in call recording feature, it will record both video feeds as well as any screen sharing activity during the call. You can then replay or share this saved Skype video recording.

What happens if I switch to another application while screen sharing?

Your shared screen will update in real-time. So if you switch to another app or window on your computer during a share session, the Skype attendees will immediately see that newly focused application instead of the original shared screen.

Can I share my screen during a group call on Skype?

Yes, screen sharing works both in 1-on-1 Skype calls as well as group Skype calls with multiple attendees.

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