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How to share your computer screen as live to friends?

Updated on June 15, 2012
Easy way to desktop sharing join.me
Easy way to desktop sharing join.me

There are many ways to share your computer desktop actions as live video to your friends. But the simplest and easiest ways is through the site join.me. Using this site you can share whatever you are doing in your desktop as live video to your friends. The user interface of the site is very small. You will not require to install any applications. For sharing you need to have only a web browser and internet connection.

How to share?

As I have said it is the simplest way share. You just need to log on to the site. There you will see two options. One share option and one join option. For sharing you just need to click the share link. It will ask you to save and run a file. It is not an installing one, so you can easily download it without any fear. Then you will be given a number in a small widget that appear in the top portion of the screen with controls. Just send that number to your friend.

For viewing the shared desktop it is more easy. Just type the number and press the arrow icon after the join section. The website will change as the monitor of your friend. Whatever he does there will be displayed in your browser, independent of the location of the friend. Also there is more options at the sharing point as a widget. You can also share the control also with your friends. So that if some computer problem occurs, you can simply share your desktop with your computer geek friend and he will be able to solve the problem controlling your computer remotely

The only point where you feel that the display has a bit delay is while playing videos and all. Then the site cannot share the whole change through the limited band width of internet. This is a very useful functionality that is used instead of the common windows desktop sharing which requires a lot of configuration steps. Here all you need to do is to go to the site and select one of the options either to share with your friend or to watch the shared desktop of your friend. They are also providing free apps for Android and iPhone which are available in their respective app stores.

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      Alanso 6 years ago

      There are many more ways to share your monitor and webcam with other users.

      Following are good video sharing sites

      ustream.tv

      red5

      123flashchat.com

      But the problem with these sites is that they offer only video chatting through internet using webcam.

      But for sharing my desktop screen with other user and asking doubts always your way is better

      join.me -really cool way. Thanks dude

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      vinner 6 years ago from India

      Surely this is an interesting way to share your desktop with friends. But if you are playing some videos in your desktop, there will be some delay depending on the bandwidth

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      Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

      Interesting hub, personally I wouldn't want to share my screen, but for those in need - they only need to follow your advise. Thanks for sharing.

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