How to share screen on FaceTime on iPhone, iPad, Mac

How to share screen on FaceTime on iPhone, iPad, Mac

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See how to share your screen on FaceTime with friends using an iPhone, iPad or even a Mac.

FaceTime is an video call feature initially released under the iOS operating system on 24 June 2010 and on the Mac operating system on 24 February 2011. It allows iOS device users to share voice and video using a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). In 2013 a new audio-only version of FaceTime was released to iOS 7, called FaceTime Audio, and it had similarities with mainstream provider like Skype. However, On 7 June 2021, Apple introduced users to SharePlay.

SharePlay operates on iOS15, iPad OS15, and macOS Monterey and allows FaceTime users to share their screen activities; users can watch/stream videos, listen to music, share web histories while on a facetime call with other people. In this article, I will take you through the step-by-step process of sharing face time screens on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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How to Share Facetime Screen on iPhone and iPad

On an iPhone or an iPad with the latest iOS 15 update, you can make use of SharePlay by following these easy steps.

  •  Start a FaceTime call
  • To share your screen, tap on the Share Content button at the top of the screen.
  • Next, tap on Share My Screen and you will see a quick countdown before your screen will be shared. This allows you time t quickly end the feature if you mistakenly tapped on it.
  • Other people on the call have to tap on Open next to Join Screen Sharing to see what you are sharing.
  • After this, you can show any app or content you like; for instance, if you click on Apple music, everyone will be allowed to see whatever you see on either your iPhone or iPad. However, you cannot share any content that involves a subscription or purchase (free trials are not excluded).
  • To end the screen sharing, tap on the Share Content button to stop sharing your screen.


How to share FaceTime screen on Mac

On your Mac, to share you screen using SharePlay, here is all you need to do;

  • Start a FaceTime call
  • Click the FaceTime button in the menu bar
  • Click the Screen Share button
  • To share the app window, click the window and choose the app you would like to share.
  • Lastly, click Share This Window option.
  • To share the whole screen, click the screen and choose the part to be shared. Lastly, click Share This Screen.
  • To stop sharing, go to the Menu Bar and click on the Stop Sharing button.

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