Visual Studio Live Share

Real-time collaborative development

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#4 Product of the WeekMay 16, 2018

It doesn’t matter what type of app you’re building, what language you’re programming in, or what OS you’re on: when you need to collaborate, Live Share will instantly share your project with a teammate. Edit and debug together in real time without teammates needing to clone a repo or set up their environment.

  • Kristopher Kalish
    Kristopher KalishFounder, Penny Parrot

    Fairly easy to setup


    Requires as Microsoft account or Github account

    Visual studio live share is a great tool for conducting interviews remotely. Given the nature of the workforce today where local talent is harder and harder to find, it is important to have a good way of communicating with and interviewing remote candidates. Using live share is better than regular screen sharing because I can write and select code in the panel for the candidate. It's also not subject to poor connection quality like regular screen sharing as it is sending significantly less data over the wire.

    Kristopher Kalish has used this product for one month.
  • Hriddhi Dey
    Hriddhi DeySoftware Engineer, Myntra

    Brilliant, intuitive, fast, and extremely handy for cross-team collaboration.

    I simply cannot stress on how amazing this is.


    The command palette feels limited on shared session. Given how powerful VSCode is subject to usage of commands & extensions, bit of a blip.

    If the command palette's behavior is figured out to unlock full potential, I strongly believe that post this, there is no way any other IDE can even come remotely close to competing with this.

    Hriddhi Dey has used this product for one day.
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Ashutosh Priyadarshy
Ashutosh PriyadarshyHunterPro@thepriyadarshy · CEO @ Sunsama
Super stoked for this to be publicly available. This is one of the final steps in making fully remote development as good as in office development.
Neil Lee
Neil Lee@neilio · Product designer
How does this compare to Atom's Teletype? Same thing, but for VS?
Jerry Shan
Jerry Shan@shantianyun · iOS Developer
@neilio Curious to know this too.
Max@rdev · JS Developer
Now bring it to VS Code :D
Ben Potter
Ben Potter@bpmct · High school developer/marketer
@rdev It actually is on VSCode too!
Joost Schuur
Joost Schuur@joostschuur · Platform Evangelist, Playmob
Matteo Gavagnin
Matteo Gavagnin@macteo · I love to imagine, design and create
This seems excellent
Graeme@graeme_fulton · Making and Letter 💌
very cool