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Next Generation of Screenleap Platform Now Available for API

We are excited to announce that the next generation of the Screenleap Platform is now available for the API. Over the last year, the Screenleap Platform has been completely rebuilt from the ground up to make it faster, more scalable, and more reliable. Please see our previous blog article for more information about the benefits of the new platform.

You can switch your screen shares to use the new platform by adding the “useV2=true” parameter to your request to create a screen share:

POST https://api.screenleap.com/v2/screen-shares?accountid=[account_id]&useV2=true

All API screen shares will default to the new platform starting on September 1st, but we recommend that you update your code to take advantage of the benefits now.

Please contact us at support@screenleap.com if you have any questions.

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Screenleap Chrome Extension Now Supports Presenter Swap

We are excited to announce that the Screenleap Chrome extension now supports presenter swap. Previously, only users using the Screenleap for Mac or Screenleap for Windows apps could switch the presenter during a screen share. Now users on Chromebook, Linux, and any operating system that supports the Chrome browser can also take advantage of this useful feature during their screen shares.

Using Presenter Swap

To enable the presenter swap feature, you simply need to sign in before starting your screen share. The viewer who wants to become the new presenter needs to initiate a presenter swap by clicking the “Become presenter” button at the top-right part of the viewer page.

You will be asked if you want to grant the viewer permission to be the new presenter.

If you say yes, the viewer will start sharing his/her screen and you will be redirected to the viewer page so that you will be able to see his/her screen. Viewers who have not previously shared using Screenleap will be first prompted to download and install the presenter app.

Presenter swap cannot be initiated by the presenter because we do not require viewers to sign in before being able to see your screen. As a result, it is not possible for the presenter to select which viewer he/she wants to be the new presenter.

Tell Us About Your Experience

We hope you find the presenter swap feature useful. You can try out the Screenleap Chrome extension by going to the installation page. If you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Announcing New Release Of Screenleap With Faster And More Reliable Screen Sharing

It’s been a while since our last blog post, but we have some exciting news to share with you today. Over the last year, we have been hard at work rebuilding Screenleap from the ground up to make it faster, more scalable, and more reliable. We are excited to announce today that we have released the new platform. Your Screenleap screen shares will automatically take advantage of the improvements that it provides.

Faster Screen Shares

One of the most important factors affecting the success of your screen shares is how quickly your viewers can see what is on your screen. You want your viewers to be able to a) see your screen instantly and without any hassle and b) see the changes to your screen update quickly on their screens. Screenleap has always enabled the former by making viewing an installation-free experience.

Our new screen-sharing platform improves upon the latter by further reducing the time it takes for changes on your screen to appear on your viewers’ screens. Using our new streaming technology, we allow you to get the contents of your screen to your viewers’ screen faster than ever. The frustrating process of asking your viewers if they see what is on your screen is now a thing of the past with Screenleap.

More Viewers

The latest version of our platform also increases the maximum number of viewers that you can have on a single screen share from 150 to over 10,000. We will be offering a new plan in the future that will allow you to take advantage of the higher viewer limit. If you would like to gain early access to higher limit, please contact us at support@screenleap.com.

More Reliable And Consistent Screen Shares

The latest release of the Screenleap platform also makes your screen shares perform more reliably and consistently. While it’s difficult to make real-time communication completely reliable, our new platform gets us closer by replacing our usage of technologies that are problematic for some of our users (such as WebSockets) with technologies that are more robust and reliable without sacrificing performance.

We have also re-engineered our viewer technology so that viewers on slower networks no longer negatively affect the update speed of viewers on faster networks. What this means for you is that you can expect your viewers to experience fewer issues when connecting to your screen shares and experience more consistent screen shares once they connect.

Give It A Try

All current Screenleap users have been automatically updated with these improvements. If you’ve never used Screenleap before, please visit http://www.screenleap.com and click on the “Share your screen now” button to get started.

If you would like to give one of our paid plans a try, please contact us at support@screenleap.com to get setup with a free trial.

Looking Ahead

We hope you enjoy the improvements to Screenleap that will make your screen shares more hassle-free and successful. We will be announcing several new features in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned for more updates.

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