Skype will support video calling with Lync




Microsoft Skype Friday an update feature which allows users to make video calls with contacts who use Lync chat system. In addition, the program features a new optional interface in response to feedback.

Microsoft has been working to integrate Skype and Lync, a service mainly used by companies for example, office communication. Previously, the software giant did users of both programs all call each other. Adding video calling to the list of features is according to Microsoft a further step in the integration.

Support for video calls between the two programs already spent some time in the pipeline, because Microsoft already longer own words try to combine the strengths of Skype and Lync. Combining the capabilities goes so far that Lync is the name of the shovel; The program is called from the beginning of next year, Skype for Business.

Furthermore, Microsoft showed Friday that the design of Skype has been overhauled. The occasion was criticized by a redesign in October. “We have now added a compact view for those who want to see more contacts and chats in one screen. In addition, we have added a toggle for unread messages,” the company said.


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