Microsoft today launched Skype Lite for Android devices in India. Skype Lite is basically the lighter version of Skype which is customized to work on the unstable and limited data. It is also lightweight and doesn’t put too much pressure on the battery of the phone. Moreover, the app runs perfectly on all the old as well as the new devices.
The app is available on Android devices at the moment and is available on Google Play Store for free. The app was launched by Satya Nadella at Future Decoded event in Mumbai. Interestingly, Microsoft announced that both Skype Lite and LinkedIn will integrate with Aadhaar, India’s gigantic biometric identity scheme. “Looking ahead, Skype plans to bring Aadhaar integration to the app by June 2017, which will enable Skype users to verify the identity of unknown callers in a variety of situations where identification verification is required, including job interviews, goods, and property sales,” says Microsoft. Nadella said it will ensure Microsoft services support Aadhaar both for business-to-business and consumer services.
Below are the main highlights of the app:
- Chat with your friends and family via Skype or SMS
- Manage your SMS better by unselecting promotional messages
- Reduce data consumption by choosing economical calling when making Skype calls
- Know your data usage in the app anytime
- Free voice calls or video calls with anyone on Skype
- Share photos, emoticons, and files
- Explore the world of Skype bots
- Apart from English, it is available in seven regional languages, including Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
- It features SMS filtering, mobile, and Wi-Fi data-usage monitoring.