Spotlight Series #16: Enhance your collaboration experience with SharePlay

Spotlight Series #16: Enhance your collaboration experience with SharePlay

SharePlay has taken the way we interact, share content, and collaborate to the next level. The SharePlay feature in the Show app for iOS helps you connect with your team on a FaceTime call and collaborate on presentations in real time. Discuss and deliver slide shows seamlessly from any iOS device!

Imagine this: You are on vacation and an important client meeting is preponed. You can make changes to, get feedback on, and rehearse your presentation with your colleagues right from your iPhone or iPad. 

How to initiate a SharePlay session

Regardless of audience size, the presenter can connect with all viewers through an audio or video FaceTime call. The presenter must be signed into the Show app for iOs to initiate a SharePlay session. However, viewers won't need to sign into the app unless they want to take over the session.

To share presentations with collaborators, you can use the Show app or the FaceTime app. Within the Show app, collaborative sessions can be initiated from the Listing or Editor pages, or while presenting the slideshow.

Features for presenters

Draw Tools:

When the presenter wants to highlight information on their slides, they can use Draw Tools. The highlighter colors can be customized, and highlights can be cleared whenever the presenter wants.


Built-in Notes:

To note down key points, important data, or any other information to help with the flow of the presentation, the presenter can use Built-in Notes. This way, they can convey the intended message and ensure they're not missing any important information. 

Screen Black-Out:

When the presenter receives a notification in another app that needs immediate attention, they can black out the screen to prevent viewers from seeing. They can switch back once the situation has been addressed.

Back to Live:

When the presenter has navigated to past or future slides to note down relevant details, Back to Live will lead them to the slide they are currently presenting.

Transfer Presenter:

When a viewer requests to take over the session, it is the presenter's decision to accept or reject their request.

Features for viewers

Revisit Presented Slides:

Anytime during the presentation, the viewer can navigate to previously presented slides to revisit information they may have missed.

Sync with the Presenter:

After they revisit past slides, viewers can use this option to get back in sync with the presenter.

Request to Present:

If a viewer wishes to present their expertise or share feedback, they can request to take over the presentation. The presenter will decide whether to accept or reject the request.

Terminate a SharePlay Session

Only the presenter can choose to end a SharePlay session from the Show app for iOS or the FaceTime app. If a viewer exits the presentation, the other participants will remain active. 

To learn more about presenting with SharePlay, click here.

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