An update to the Lync app for Android, which means the app now supports both phones and tablets, has been released.
As well as support for Android tablets, two major new features have been added to the app to improve users’ conversation experience.
The new Lync app for Android enables users to add participants to an ongoing conversation, as well as the ability to start an ad hoc group conversation.
Writing in a blog post, Barak Manor, product manager for Lync Mobile, said: “I’m excited about the new Lync app for Android. Lync apps are already available across Surface and Windows 8.1 devices, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, and Android phones. Now, with the new Lync for Android app, we are bringing the amazing experience of Lync 2013 to Android tablets and further growing our mobile portfolio. The Lync team understands that people use a variety of devices, and we want to open the door for everyone to enjoy a great communications experience – no matter where you are or what device you’re using.”
The ability to add participants to an ongoing Lync meeting enables input to be delivered by the right person at the right time and saves time and effort.
Furthermore, collaboration is made easier through the Ad-hoc Group Conversation capability, as inviting people to partake in meetings is more straightforward and doesn’t require scheduling or invitation. Conversations can be started as and when users wish simply by selecting contacts from already created lists. These conversations can then be carried out via instant messaging, call, video, or email, and users will receive a notification if an invited participant is unavailable.
The new app also has adjustments to take advantage of larger tablet screens, including icon size, and image and video adjustments.
“Being able to start a group conversation quickly, at any time, can help you keep everyone in sync and keep projects from stalling,” added Manor. “It’s a great addition to the Lync mobile experience.”
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