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Photo: FrimuFilms (Shutterstock) Macs are relatively easy to troubleshoot, but sometimes you might need to see someone’s screen or take control of their laptop. And, weirdly enough, the Messages app can help you with that. There’s a built-in screen sharing tool in the Messages app that’s available to every Mac running macOS Mojave 10.14 and higher, and it’s safer and easier than using third-party remote control apps. In macOS Monterey, Apple added the Screen Sharing feature to the FaceTime app, via its SharePlay feature . But that’s only available to macOS running macOS Monterey 12.1 and it doesn’t let you control someone’s Mac. Here, we’ll focus on the Messages app and how you can use it to share or take control over someone else’s screen. How to request screen sharing (and take over someone’s Mac) Both users need to be logged in to the Apple ID in the Messages app. Then, start a conversation with the person you want to help. Click the little “ i ” button in the top-right corner and choose the “ Share ” option. Here, choose the “ Ask to Share Screen ” option. The Messages app will send a notification to the person saying that you are requesting to view their screen. Once they accept, you’ll see their screen inside a new Screen Sharing window. Once screen sharing is enabled, it enables the microphone as well so that you’ll be able to talk someone through their problem. If you want, you can take […]