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Be more productive on your phone with Skype for Android

At Skype, we’re always trying to make it easier to help you stay closer with to your friends and family. We already have tools that make it easier for you to collaborate, such as group instant messaging, group video calls (coming soon to mobile), and file sharing. Today we’re excited to launch new features that will help you be more productive on your Android phone.

Schedule a call with friends and family

We know that many of you arrange calls over Skype, and we’ve now made it easier for you to add it to your calendar, so you don’t forget about them. You can already schedule Skype calls using Outlook, and now you can also schedule calls in Outlook from Skype. Tap on the person you want to plan a call with, then tap the menu on the upper right to select ‘Schedule a call.’ Don’t have Outlook for Android? Get it here. You can also use another calendar app if you prefer. Create an event and send out the invite. Simple!

Skype for AndroidOpen Microsoft Office documents, presentations and spreadsheets

Easily open Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets that you receive in 1:1 and group chats. If a friend sends you a Word document, tapping on the file will open it right up in Word for Android; no extra steps needed! If you don’t have Office apps for Android installed, tapping on the file will give you easy instructions on how to download and install them.

Skype for AndroidIf you haven’t already downloaded the latest version of Skype for Android, you can get the update from the Play Store. To share your feedback in-app, just tap on the menu icon ‘…’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Feedback’ under the ‘Support’ section.

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