Screen sharing is a useful feature to have if you’re trying to show someone something, or if you’re trying to help with something, like in technical support. Now there are a variety of ways for users to screen share their smartphones, but more recently Google has added the feature to its Duo app.
For those unfamiliar with Duo, this is a video calling app that was announced alongside Allo a couple of years ago. The screen sharing feature was actually discovered back in October 2017 via an APK teardown, suggesting that the feature was on its way, and now fast forward a little more than half a year later, it is finally here.
However as Android Police has pointed out, the feature does seem to be a bit buggy. They have tested out the feature on at least three different phones running on different Android builds, and unfortunately all of them seem to run into issues with the feature where the screen from the person sharing their screen is frozen.
Android Police isn’t alone in their experience as the folks at Engadget are experiencing some issues with it as well. It seems odd that Google would roll out such a buggy feature and hopefully it’s one that they’ll fix soon, especially considering its potential usefulness.