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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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Start Screen Shares Directly From Slack Using Screenleap’s New Slack Integration

Slack is a popular tool that lets you chat with your team. If you use Slack, you’ll be excited to learn that our new integration will make Slack even more useful by allowing your team members to start a screen share directly from within Slack by simply typing “/leap” into any Slack channel.

How It Works

Slack offers a number of commands that you can type into the input box to enable additional functionality. Our integration adds a “/leap” command that you can use to start a screen share directly from within Slack.

You can configure the command by adding additional keywords after the command. Our “/leap” command supports the following keywords:

  • /leap – Share your browser window to a private URL.
  • /leap screen – Share your entire screen to a private URL.
  • /leap broadcast browser – Share your browser window to your personal URL.
  • /leap broadcast screen – Share your entire screen to your personal URL.

You’ll need to use the Chrome web browser in order to share your screen, but your screen share is viewable by anyone using a device with a web browser, including smartphones and tablets.

Once your screen is shared, the share link will be automatically inserted into your current Slack channel. Your team members will be able to view your screen by simply clicking on the share link.

Integration

To add the Screenleap integration to your Slack account, simply click on the “Add to Slack” button below:

Add to Slack

That’s it! Now everyone on your team will be able to use the “/leap” command to start a new screen share.

Installation

The first time you use the Screenleap slash command, you’ll be shown a link that you can click on to install the Screenleap browser share extension (if it’s not already installed).

slack_screenleap_installation_link

Click on the link to 1) install the browser extension and 2) create a new account (it’s free!) or sign into your existing Screenleap account. The Free Account gives you 1 hour of free sharing per day (2 hours for people in education). Your screen share will automatically start after the installation completes.

screenleap_browser_extension_share_menu

As part of the installation, a green screen icon will be added to your Chrome address bar. When you’re ready to stop your screen share, simply click on the green screen and then click on the “Stop sharing” button.

Get In Touch

We hope you enjoy the new Slack integration. If you have any questions about the integration or want to learn more about Screenleap, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

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