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Microsoft's Skype for Business messaging app coming to Android soon

Microsoft is planning to officially launch its Skype for Business app for Android devices sometime later in 2015. The app, which replaces the old Lync 2013, has officially launched for the iPhone and iPad.

The Android version is currently available in a preview version for IT administrators to try out. Here are some of its features:

  • Initiate a group IM or video conversation and invite additional participants
  • Join, rejoin and initiate a Skype for Business Meeting to communicate and collaborate on amazing ideas
  • Simultaneously view shared content and speaker's video during a conference
  • Control the meeting (mute or remove attendees) and know more about participants' modalities
  • Look at your upcoming meetings and join via one click
  • Find your recent conversations and pick them up from where you left off
  • Search your contacts by name, email, or phone number

Microsoft did not offer a specific launch date for when the Android version of Skype for Business will come out of its preview mode.

Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab)

  • Well Microsoft when you're ready I'll be ready. Posted via the ACA on NEXUS 6
  • I've been testing it out for our organization for the past 2 weeks. What bothers me is that you don't get messages unless you are logged in. It also isn't a seamless swap from phone to PC when messaging. SFB logs in automatically on the PC, why not through the app at boot of the phone? As an IT Admin, I can safely say this app won't get used by our customers. Too bad... Posted via the Android Central App