Skype has announced an update to the Skype for Business apps for Android and iOS that enhances meeting experience on both platforms.
On Android, users will now be enabled to view meeting content .When viewing content during a meeting on Android device, the meeting controls disappear, so that the user can focus on the content without distractions. A light tap on the screen will bring back the controls when needed.
The update on iOS greatly improved content viewing experience on the Skype for Business. According to Skype, faster content refresh now allows for a smoother meeting experience as users will notice less delay between the presenter’s view and the content displayed on their device.
The latest update also reduces the app’s battery consumption while viewing meeting content, the company says.
While promising a continued improvement on the meeting experience, Skype said it will roll out the ability to view uploaded PowerPoint presentations on Android device in an upcoming update,
‘’We’ve also improved the ability for you to stay connected to a meeting on your iOS or Android device, even if you experience poor Internet connectivity. You now have the option to easily switch the meeting to your cellular line in case of weak Wi-Fi or data connection,’’ the Skype for Business team said in a blog post.
‘’The app proactively lets you know when your network might be affecting your meeting experience and provides you the option of having the meeting call you back on your configured mobile phone number. This is available on iOS and Android for all users who have Enterprise Voice enabled.’’ The team added.
According to the Skype team, users will automatically be getting the apps update, but users whose update are set manually can get the updates on Google Play or Apple Store.