Earlier this year, users got to know that Discord was planning to bring its screen sharing feature to Android users. Back then, users had spotted new strings highlighting the feature in a Canary release of Discord’s desktop client. The strings revealed to users that the feature would soon allow them to share their Android device’s screen with friends. Unfortunately, the feature was in a very early stage of development back then. Finally, the feature is available for beta testers running Discord for Android version 48.2 or higher.
The sharing screen feature is available for use in the form of a new icon in the bottom toolbar on Discord’s voice calling interface. Upon clicking on the icon, a window pops up reading “Mobile Screen Share is here! Watch videos, stream gameplay, or browse other apps together by sharing your screen with your friends.” In order to start sharing your screen, click on the “Try it out!” button in the pop-up, which will then direct the user to the confirmation pop-up.
The confirmation pop-up warns users that they might accidentally expose some sensitive information on the screen while at it. After that, one can simply choose “Start Now” and share their screen without any added worries.
The screen sharing allows users to stop sharing at any given moment, with a huge “Stop Sharing” button in the middle. Furthermore, there is a pop-up menu at the bottom of the screen with a few added features. These include a button to switch between video and voice calls, a button to stop screen sharing, another one to mute/unmute the microphone, and the fourth and final button to end the call. Users will also be provided with the luxury of changing the audio output for screen sharing underneath these four buttons.
Discord is yet to announce a release date for the update. But keep in mind that it is out for the beta users, it shouldn’t be long before everyone has access to it.