Cobrowsing with the Chrome extension
Interactive screen sharing
While on a call, sometimes you need to share a website or share the progress of your webapp. One traditional way to do this is using the screen sharing feature, but that's not interactive. You need to be dictating what the other people should be doing, etc. That's too hard.
Cobrowsing allows you to share any open website and people that are talking to you can browse and interact with that website. They can click, scroll, type and you will be able to see each other's cursors. If they click on something, the page will change for everybody. It's like screen sharing, but interactive.
By the way, the website is only shared P2P and encrypted with the call participants. Cobrowsing in achieved with the GitDuck extension for the Chrome browser and you can use for free on GitDuck.
How to start cobrowsing on GitDuck
1. Open Chrome web store and search for GitDuck.
2. Install the GitDuck extension on your browser.
3. Join a call on GitDuck and open another tab and go to any website. You will notice a small widget with an option to "share tab". Click there to start sharing the tab on GitDuck.
4. The website will be shared and you and your colleagues can interact with it on GitDuck. You can stop sharing by leaving the call or by going to the website and clicking on the "Stop sharing" button.
GitDuck is a video chat tool built for software teams that allows you to talk and collaborate in real-time.
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