Skype For Ios And Android Now Offer Screen Sharing

Skype For iOS And Android Now Offer Screen Sharing

Skype is introducing a new feature to its mobile apps in beta which many users might find to be quite useful. It has added screen sharing to both the iOS and Android apps. The feature isn’t as significant as some of the other features that Skype has introduced recently, such as background blur in video calls, but it’s quite meaningful nonetheless.

Those who have the latest Insider build will now be able to share their screen on an Android or iOS device during a call. In order to do that, they just need to tap on “…” and select Screen Share to get started.

Skype For Android Bug Answers Calls Automatically

Skype For Android Bug Answers Calls Automatically

Quite a few people still use Skype even though there are a lot of other cross-platform communication apps that have become much more popular. Many Skype users continue to use it because it’s something that they’ve grown used to while others use it for business purposes. Either way, both type of users will not appreciate that there’s a bug in the Skype for Android app which seems to be answering calls for some users automatically.

One can understandably be worried that this bug might leave them open for some embarrassing encounters. Nobody wants a video call to be answered automatically, at least not until they have had time to sort out themselves or their surroundings to avoid any unfortunate circumstances.

Skype For Android Optimized For Lower-end Devices

Skype For Android Optimized For Lower-End Devices

In recent times we've started to see how some developers are creating versions of their apps designed for devices that aren't as powerful as the higher-end handsets, or for phones in countries whose networks aren't as stable or fast. This is a strategy that has paid off big time for some, such as Facebook whose Messenger Lite app crossed 100 million installs last December.

That being said, it looks like Microsoft is trying to do something similar as well and have announced an update to its Skype messaging app, where in the latest update Microsoft has made the app optimized for lower-end Android handsets. "This update—starting to roll out in the next few days—is lighter on both disk and memory consumption, allowing for greater speed and better audio and video quality on lower end Android devices, as well as increased performance in challenging network conditions."

Skype Real-time Voice Translation Now Supports Japanese

Skype Real-Time Voice Translation Now Supports Japanese

Skype Translator feature comes in handy if you’re trying to have a conversation with someone who speaks a different language. It supports some of the most widely spoken languages and provides users with real-time voice translation. Microsoft continues to improve this feature by adding more languages to the list. The company has now announced that the Skype real-time translation feature has support for the Japanese language.

Skype users across the globe can use this feature to make real-time voice and video calls in Japanese. This is the 10th supported language for this feature which already has support for English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic, and Russian.

Viber Looks To Challenge Skype With Backing From Japanese Internet Giant

Viber looks to challenge Skype with backing from Japanese internet giantViber's acquisition by Rakuten, a Japanese e-commerce and internet giant, came after the platform welcomed more than 300 million users worldwide since 2010, making it one of the most popular applications across iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. That growth, along with its flourishing appeal, have made Viber a real rival to services like Skype.

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