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Announcing content viewing for Skype for Business on Android and updates to iOS

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Today, we’re pleased to announce an update to the Skype for Business apps for Android and iOS, including the ability to view meeting content on Android and improvements to the meeting experience on both platforms, even when you are experiencing spotty Internet connectivity.

Content viewing now on Android and enhanced on iOS

You can now view a presenter’s desktop and applications shared in a meeting on your Skype for Business app for Android phones and tablets. When viewing content during a meeting on your Android device, the meeting controls disappear, so that you can focus on the content without distractions. A light tap on the screen will bring back the controls when you need them.

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We have also greatly improved the content viewing experience on the Skype for Business app for iOS. Faster content refresh now allows for a smoother meeting experience—you’ll notice less delay between the presenter’s view and the content displayed on your device. The latest update also reduces the app’s battery consumption while you are viewing meeting content. Our test results show an improvement of up to 10–15 percent.

We’ll continue to improve the meeting experience on the go. In an upcoming update, we will roll out the ability to view uploaded PowerPoint presentations on your Android device.

Stay connected to your meetings—even in spotty network conditions

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 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.

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Upgrade your app today

In most cases, you should automatically be getting our app updates. If your updates are set to manual, make sure you get the latest version from the Google Play or Apple Store. If you are not yet using Skype for Business on your mobile phone or tablet, download and start using it today.

  1. Windows 10 Mobile? I use Skype daily and the lack of:

    group calling, outlook integration, voicemail, bots, integrated video messages, updated design language, office file handling, and many other usability features that keep pouring out to the handsets made by your direct competition is getting unbelievable.

    Please provides updates first for people on YOUR platform, doesn’t make sense to give such rich feature sets to phones that you don’t make.

    • Hi Michael – we want to provide our users the best Skype for Business experience on all platforms. Do you use Skype for Business on your Windows 10 phone?

  2. I totally agree with Michael, you will never attract UWA development if yourselves will not invest in putting key features onto your own platform. It saddens me that often the best companion to my SP3 is my iPhone and not my Lumia

  3. what’s the build version of this update?

    • current update in google play can’t view presenter’s content!

      • Hi Tian, yes, that is the build number. We would like to learn more why you are not seeing the presented content. Do you know how was the content being shared?

        • I’ve not had success either. Works fine on iOS. Started meeting via “Meet Now” from Skype 2016 client and dragged other user into meeting in both cases.

        • Hi Praveen, I feel all things were as well as the previous version. I know how to start meeting with others and share program, content and desktop with them. I found the server side is still lync server 2013 with latest update. Will that be a problem?

        • Hi everyone, my problem has been solved. Everything seems to be ok since the server side has been upgraded to Skype for Business server 2015. Thank you.

      • I’m also having this problem. Would someone be able to help me resolve? I’m using the version. Have uninstalled and re-installed, turned my Android Sony Z5 on and off, and still nothing. Have tried with content shared via SfB Client – share desktop, share program. Any ideas?

  4. When Skype for Business is available for Mac?
    We really need it!!!

  5. Its a real shame (and a big gap) that there is no way to configure a Skype For Business meeting from either the Outlook or Skype for Business mobile apps. This is one killer mobile feature that is missing

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