Share your computer screen the easy way with ScreenLeap

Avoid complicated setups, additional downloads, and headaches by using this dead-simple way to share your screen with as many people as you please.

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A lot of instant messaging or tech-help software includes a feature for sharing your screen with other people. Unfortunately, not everyone uses the same applications, which requires one or more parties to download something in order to see the shared computer screen. Instead of worrying about creating new accounts or downloading software, ScreenLeap offers a super easy way to share your screen to any device, or look at someone else's shared screen. 

Note: This service requires Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which most users will already have. If not, it's a free download that is useful for other sites besides this one -- so it's not a waste of time to grab it.

To share your own screen:

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 1: Head to ScreenLeap.com and click the giant green button labeled Share your screen now!

Step 2: If the Java Runtime permission window pops up, click Run.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: Click the link, or code, to copy it to your clipboard and send it to the person you're sharing with.

ScreenLeap pop-up window options panel. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

You will see a small window pop-up that says your screen is shared. You can adjust the sharing area by selecting Share inside rectangle from the drop-down box, pause the sharing, or stop it completely from this window. There's also a viewer count in the top right-hand corner.

This is how your screen will look when you choose the rectangle sharing method. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET


To view someone else's screen:

Step 1: Click Join a screen in the top right-hand corner of the Web site.

Step 2: Enter the code you were given by the person sharing their screen.

This is how the shared screen looks on a Samsung Galaxy Note. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: View their screen on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

So now the next time you have a relative with computer issues, or you need to share a presentation with a few co-workers, try ScreenLeap to save time on downloads and setup.

 

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