17 Tech Savy Staying In Touch HEAD LINE by author Skype is a great way of staying in touch with family and friends. Finding ways to connect meaningfully with friends and family across the globe is always a challenge. The telephone is great, but there is no substitute for seeing a loved one?s smiling face or watching the fun of grandchildren playing or receiving a virtual hug from a close friend. Skype is a great way of staying in touch with family and friends very easily and at no cost. All you need is a computer screen ? on a desktop, laptop or tablet. Skype uses your computer like a telephone. It allows both sides of the conversation to see and speak to each other ? regardless of the physical distance between them. Skype is ideal for making a voice or video call, but it has additional interesting features you can master to enrich your engagement with your loved ones. One example is the screen sharing option. This lets you share live video of what's on your computer screen. It is an easy way to show another person what you're working on or get help from your service provider with any technical issues you may be having with your computer.
Three Simple Steps to Screen Sharing Tech Savy 18 When you are logged on to Skype you can share the screen anytime by following 3 simple steps 1 Click the + button in the lower section of the Skype screen 2 Choose the option Share screen in the pop up menu. Your friend on the other side will be able to see live video of your screen on his/her computer. 3 To stop sharing your screen, click the Stop sharing button. Now, you can end the call by clicking on the End Call button when you're ready to hang up. If you don?t have a Skype account yet, download Skype from https://www.skype.com/