Screen sharing is a pretty useful tool and we’ve seen many desktop video calling applications offer the feature. In case you’re unfamiliar with the feature, basically during a video call or livestream, you can share what’s on your screen so that people in the chat know what you’re looking at.
This is useful for doing things like presentations or even creating watch parties, and the good news for Discord users is that it looks like the iOS and Android version of the app now supports screen sharing. The feature has actually been available on the desktop version of Discord for the past few years now, but it is finally available on mobile.
Given that other communications platforms like Skype, Zoom, TeamViewer, and Facebook Messenger offer up a similar feature, Discord is actually kind of late to the party, but we suppose better late than never, right? Plus Discord is targeted at a slightly different crowd (more towards gamers) so we suppose there was never any real rush.
That being said, as TechCrunch points out, sharing your screen means that people will be able to see everything you see. This includes things like notifications from messages, so do keep that in mind if you’d rather avoid potentially embarrassing situations.