A few years agoDiscord has given everyone the ability to boot their laptop or PC, join a group call, and share what’s happening on their screen. Now, after a test period, the company brings this same functionality to smartphones. Similar to the desktop client, you will be able to open the mobile app and stream whatever is happening on your iPhone or Android phone. Nothing is off limits, unless you dive into an app that doesn’t allow screen recording, such as Netflix. The feature is being rolled out today – so you won’t be able to get it right away – and tablet support will come a bit later, a spokesperson told Engadget.
A lot of people know Discord as “Slack for games.” However, the app has long been used by more people. Book clubs, for example, and content creators who want a private space for their Patreon community. It’s also popular with friends who just want to hang out after work. Discord believes that mobile screen sharing can be useful for all of these people. Yes, it will work with games like Pokémon Go and Among us. But you can also use the feature to watch TikTok videos with your friends. Or scroll through old vacation photos with your parents. Heck, you can open an AR app, place virtual furniture in your home, and collect feedback from an interior designer. The possibilities are endless, really.