Now, the users of Skype and Lync can enjoy making video calls to each other. Tech giant Microsoft on Friday announced that the Skype users will now be able to make video calls to their Lync Contacts as it has enabled the Skype and Lync video integration.
“We’re excited to announce that Skype users can now video call their Skype contacts on Lync, and vice versa!” said Microsoft in a blogs post while announcing the Skype- Lync video integration.
Before the introduction of the capability, the users of both Skype and Lync were only able to exchange messages and make voice calls over-IP connection. But with the integration of both the forums, the users can now make video calls as well.
According to the reports, the users also don’t require installation of any update for using video calling feature.
Elaborating upon the benefits, Elaine Ansell said, “This means Skype and Lync customers can connect with more colleagues, partners, and customers, streamlining communications across both work and life.”
Meanwhile, the experts believe the move may be part of Microsoft’s plan to replace Lync with Skype. In November, the tech giant has expressed its intentions to shut down the Lync brand next year, while replacing it with Skype for Business.
Microsoft had also clarified that the closure of Lync would not affect its users as Skype for Business will carry almost same feature as Skype.
An official blogs post dated December 5 said, “Skype for Windows desktop is getting the Skype-Lync video federation first. Android and iOS Skype releases will get the new capability “in the coming months.”
Meanwhile, an updated version of Skype, i.e. Skype 7.0, was released today. The new version offers more functionality for the touchscreen PC users.