How to Screen Share On Instagram

Screen sharing is something that has become synonymous with work calls and presentations, with users or callers switching on screen…

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Screen sharing is something that has become synonymous with work calls and presentations, with users or callers switching on screen share mode to grant others access to what is happening on their screen.

On Instagram, screen sharing is a fairly new innovation which is available to those who enjoy video calls – inviting the other caller to see what’s happening on your screen so that you can react to content or watch a funny reel together.

Instagram screen sharing is only available if both parties are using video call. The screen can only be shared with one other user and is only accessible on updated versions of the Instagram app on select devices.

Here’s how to see if you can screen share – and how to get started with this new and exciting feature.

5 Steps to Screen Share On Instagram

  1. Head to your Instagram DM inbox and open your message stream with the user who you want to call
  2. Click on the video camera icon in the top right hand corner of the screen, to invite them to start a video call
  3. When they have answered, click on the ‘Screen Share’ button at the bottom of the screen
  4. You will be invited to ‘Start Broadcast’. Accept the request
  5. After a few seconds, your screen will become the focal point on the screen – enabling you to share information, show a friend a video, or even ask for their help as you write an email or social media caption.

The benefits of screen sharing on Instagram are extensive, with the feature lending itself to socialising as well as interactions between brand accounts and customers, and even colleagues.

Never again will you need to send each other countless screenshots. Now, you can simply hop onto Instagram and do a quick video call, sharing your screen so the other caller can see exactly what you’re talking about.