New "Share My Screen" Function

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by mrcarter2, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. mrcarter2 macrumors member

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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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  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    been there for a while:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12036
     
  3. 3282868 macrumors 603

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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. :)
     
  4. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    It does not work with iMessages. Only Google Talk, Jabber, and AOL Chat.
     
  5. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Wow cool. Never knew this existed. I love using this with skype.
     
  6. mrcarter2 thread starter macrumors member

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    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
     
  7. Mac Write macrumors member

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    I hope this means no more using AIM/Google Talk/Jabber. One more reason to kill off Buddy list in Yosemite. (unless it's gone already).
     
  8. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Awesome! Glad they integrated with iCloud / Apple ID :)
     
  9. mrcarter2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh its still there, maybe next update
     
  10. meme1255 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  11. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Has been around since like leopard or even earlier through iChat.
     
  12. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    No, this is new. Previously, you could only share screen via Jabber, Google Talk, or AIM services. Now you can do it with iMessage.
     
  13. zsoltipro macrumors newbie

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    I tried with a friend with an iPad(iOS 7) but no success. Could somebody use it?
     
  14. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    No, you could do it with iChat.
     
  15. mrcarter2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Seems to be a Mac only feature, no iOS support.
     
  16. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you could. But you could not do it in an iMessage conversation and now you can. That is the new feature.
     

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