Target Audience: Rainbow User Related Offers: Essential, Business, Enterprise
You can share your entire screen or a specific window with your Rainbow contacts. Sharing behaves like an audio/video call (WebRTC) during which you may activate a microphone or a video to converse with your contact. This screen sharing is only available on your computer. Mobile apps (iOS, Android) can just receive the share, not launch it.
NOTE: The installation of an extension is required to share a screen from a Chrome browser while this function is NOT available at all with Mozilla Firefox. Please use the desktop application and install the automatically suggested Chrome extension.
How to Share My Screen?
To share your screen with another Rainbow user:
Go to the left panel "My conversations" to select one conversation or find the desired person in your "Contacts."
Then, click on the icon "Share a screen or an application" located at the right of your contact's line.
Choose between "Share your screen" and "With an Audio call"
Select what parts of your screen to share with your contact and click on "Share" to start the call.
You may "Add audio media" by clicking on the icon below your contact's avatar.
To end the screen sharing, simply click on the red icon.
Information (duration, timestamp) about this call is then displayed at the end of your conversation wall.
You may (de)activate the audio and video at any time during your screen sharing activity.
NOTE: Your contact status will be affected by the screen sharing as it turns into "Busy" plus the indication "screen sharing" is added besides its presence.