Microsoft is adding a couple of new and useful features to its Skype messaging app for Android. The biggest new addition is the ability for users to open Word, PowerPoint or Excel file attachments from directly in the Skype app.

Microsoft says:

Easily open Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets that you receive in 1:1 and group chats. If a friend sends you a Word document, tapping on the file will open it right up in Word for Android; no extra steps needed! If you don't have Office apps for Android installed, tapping on the file will give you easy instructions on how to download and install them.

Microsoft is also adding a way for users to schedule calls to their Outlook email and calendar app from within Skype:

Tap on the person you want to plan a call with, then tap the menu on the upper right to select 'Schedule a call.' You can also use another calendar app if you prefer. Create an event and send out the invite. Simple!

You can download the new version of Skype for Android from the Google Play Store.

Source: Microsoft