New "Share My Screen" Function

mrcarter2

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May 26, 2013
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Interesting new feature in Yosemite, you can now share your screen with someone you're iMessaging with, or request for them to share their screen with you. I found this feature by playing around in the messages. Just go to a message thread and click the "Details" button up by the contacts and this option will appear. I'd love to try out the feature but I have nobody else in my contacts with Yosemite installed
 

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Sky Blue

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Interesting new feature in Yosemite, you can now share your screen with someone you're iMessaging with, or request for them to share their screen with you. I found this feature by playing around in the messages. Just go to a message thread and click the "Details" button up by the contacts and this option will appear. I'd love to try out the feature but I have nobody else in my contacts with Yosemite installed
been there for a while:
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12036
 

3282868

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It's been a part of iChat/Messages for a while, but they made it much easier to access.

Nice catch, it's better than the drop down window access. :)
 

matt2053

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Interesting new feature in Yosemite, you can now share your screen with someone you're iMessaging with, or request for them to share their screen with you. I found this feature by playing around in the messages. Just go to a message thread and click the "Details" button up by the contacts and this option will appear. I'd love to try out the feature but I have nobody else in my contacts with Yosemite installed
It does not work with iMessages. Only Google Talk, Jabber, and AOL Chat.
 

mrcarter2

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May 26, 2013
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It's been a part of iChat/Messages for a while, but they made it much easier to access.

Nice catch, it's better than the drop down window access. :)
Seems like you're right. On second thought, this might've appeared because I just enabled my hangouts account to work in the messages app. Funny thing, literally RIGHT after I posted this thread iDownloadblog made an article with the same find and they weren't aware of it either
 

meme1255

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They MUST NOT kill XMPP/Jabber support (Facebook chat, iMessages and two additional XMPP servers in one app ..) :(. You might not need it, but there are others who do, for example me.
 

Intelligent

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Aug 7, 2013
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Interesting new feature in Yosemite, you can now share your screen with someone you're iMessaging with, or request for them to share their screen with you. I found this feature by playing around in the messages. Just go to a message thread and click the "Details" button up by the contacts and this option will appear. I'd love to try out the feature but I have nobody else in my contacts with Yosemite installed

Has been around since like leopard or even earlier through iChat.
 
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