He’s a Discord active user, but I know the company hasn’t really offered the ability to share what you have on your mobile device while offering the feature on your desktop version. Fortunately, the prayer has changed.
With a beta test of sharing your Android device, Discord has finally added your device sharing for iOS and Android. Today will see how you can use the features on your smartphone.
Share Screen on Discord Mobile
We will cover the method of starting or stopping screen sharing, how you can join a session, supported platforms, and things you need to consider when using the feature.
Feel free to use the table of contents below to navigate through these sections.
Start Screen Sharing on Discord Mobile
1-The first step to starting a screen sharing session on Discord mobile is to initiate a voice or video call.
You can do this in a personal chat, in a group message, or in voice/video channels from a server. You will find the button to initiate a voice or video call in the top right corner of the application.
2-Once inside, you will see a new “Share Screen” button on the call interface. If you are on a voice call, you can access the screen sharing button by swiping up from the bottom of the page.
For those on a video call, the option to start screen sharing is present on the bottom row of quick controls.
3-As soon as you tap the screen sharing button, a message will appear asking you to confirm if you want to share your screen. Press “Start Now” to start the screen sharing session.
If successful, you will see a page that says “You’re sharing your screen!” Then you can switch to other applications you want to share with your friends.
Stop Screen Sharing on Discord Mobile
1-After you are finished sharing your screen, you have three options to stop the session. First, you need to go back to the Discord app.
On the screen sharing confirmation page, tap “Stop sharing”. Alternatively, you can press the “Stop Streaming” button in the bottom navigation bar to end the session.
2-If you are in a hurry, you can also go to the notification panel and tap the “Stop Streaming” button in the Discord app notification to end the session.
Join a Discord Screen Sharing Session
1-Now that you know how to start and stop screen sharing, let’s see how you can participate in sharing a friend’s screen.
As soon as a friend starts sharing their screen while you are connected via voice/video, you will see a button titled “View Broadcast”. Touch to participate.
2-In particular, you can switch between broadcasts if multiple friends share their screens at the same time.
To switch streams, all you need to do is tap the View Stream button on the second friend’s stream.
Supported Platforms and Apps
You can use Discord’s mobile screen sharing on Android and iOS. The feature is compatible with Android phones with Lollipop (5.0) and above.
Also, the ability to share audio within a screen sharing session is supported on devices running Android 10 and later.
While you can use the screen sharing feature on both Android and iOS, the company doesn’t support the feature on iOS 12 at this time.
However, the good news is that Discord developers are working on adding support for the foreseeable future.
Coming to apps, Discord points out that some apps may not support audio sharing on Android devices.
That said, it should work in most apps you use on a daily basis. On a similar note, please note that you cannot use this feature on streaming apps like Netflix and Spotify due to app limitations.
Another noteworthy aspect is that you need video permissions in your role to be able to share your screen within a server.