Google brings back the Screen Sharing feature on Google Duo after two years of being dropped
Google released its video conferencing app Duo back in 2016 to compete with Whatsapp video call and Skype. Google Duo lets users make video calls in high definition. It is optimized for low-bandwidth networks. End-to-end encryption is enabled by default. The duo is based on phone numbers, allowing users to call someone from their contact list. The app automatically switches between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. A “Knock Knock” feature lets users see a live preview of the caller before answering.
As you all know the current pandemic situation has forced the people around the globe to work from home, where the Screen share feature is very helpful. It is also known as desktop sharing, which is the practice of sharing the contents of your screen with another device or multiple devices. This can include all the elements on a screen or simply one window, which allows for complete control over the visibility of your desktop and guarantees privacy.\
Talking about this feature Google dropped the screen sharing feature back in 2018 as it didn’t turn up to the company’s expectations. Google has now announced that Screen Sharing is back on Google Duo by a tweet. Google mentions “Share more moments with your friends on Google Duo. Now you can use screen-sharing to browse photos and videos together, and plan activities all while on a video call.”
Share more moments with your friends on Google Duo.
Now you can use screen-sharing to browse photos and videos together, and plan activities all while on a video call. pic.twitter.com/6LivivvqlO
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) September 15, 2020
The interface of the screen sharing feature is yet to be shared by the company, well, we can expect the same as it was back in 2018. Pressing the extra button on a call allows you to share the screen. The comeback of the feature is not yet spotted on any of the devices, we will let you know once it will be available. Till that stay updated on tech and cybersecurity news by following Android Rookies on Google News.