Slack launches new interactive screen sharing feature

By : |October 26, 2017 0

In order to keep up with the growing competition in the enterprise world, Slack has launched a new feature that lets users share their desktop screen with their friends. The interactive screen sharing feature rounds out the company’s portfolio of call services, following the launch of screen sharing for video calls earlier this year.

The screen sharing feature can be accessed by clicking on the display icon while on a video or voice call with a contact, and then they will be able to see your entire screen. You can also allow others to doodle on the contents of your screen so as to highlight or draw attention to things like points on a chart. The doodles automatically fade away after a few seconds.

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One interesting point about the new feature is its ability to let others take over your desktop. They can click around, scroll through Windows, and type when you grant access. This can be used while transferring lengthy documents or complex design projects within a group.

The new feature can be credited to the team behind Screenhero, which Slack acquired back in 2015 to enhance its screen sharing functionality. The screen sharing feature works only on Windows and Mac for now, but the company says that it will soon arrive for mobile in the coming future.

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