Let’s say you are reading a really nice article on your Android smartphone and you wish to read the same thing on the large screen of your computer, how would you do that? Well, you can share the link to be opened on your desktop. The issue here is how you would share that particular link with your desktop. While you can email the link to yourself and visit it on your desktop, it’s not the most convenient way out there. A better approach would be to use an app that is particularly developed to accomplish this task. In the guide below, you will see how you can quickly share a link from your Android phone to your desktop.
We are going to use an app called CaastMe that allows users to share links from their Android powered devices to their desktops. You don’t need any kind of equipment to get the task done. All you need is the CaastMe app installed on your device and you are good to go. Here’s how:
Sharing Links from the Default Web Browser
Launch the default web browser on your device and open any website that you wish to read on your desktop.
Once the site has loaded, press the Menu button to bring out the menu. From the menu that appears on your screen, tap on “Share page” as it allows you to share your current page with the other apps.
The screen that follows will let you select the app you want to share the current page with. Since our aim is to send the link of the current webpage to the desktop, we will select “CaastMe” from the apps list.
What you need to do now is head over to the CaastMe website on your desktop. You will find a QR code on the site that you need to scan using the QR code reader in the CaastMe app. Just move your device’s camera to your computer’s screen and scan the code.
As soon as you scan the code, the webpage that is currently open on your device will now open on your desktop. Your task is done.
The link has been shared to your desktop and you should be able to see the same website on it that you shared from your device.
Not only can you share links from web browsers on your device, but you can do so using just about any app on your device that supports the Share function. Let’s see how you can share a YouTube video to be viewed on the large screen on your computer.
Sharing YouTube Video Links
Launch the YouTube app on your device and search for and play the video you wish to be shared.
Tap the “Share” icon in the top-right corner and select the “CaastMe” app for link sharing.
Once again, head over to the CaastMe website and scan the QR code. The video should then launch on your desktop.
You are done.
If you ever wanted to share links from your Android phone to your desktop but just had no way to do it other than emailing the links to yourself, you now have a much better way without any hassle. Do give it a try, and let us know how it works for you!
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