Microsoft has enhanced the sharing capabilities of Skype today by boosting the file size limit for users of the VoIP service. In a blog post, the company announced that users can now share files and content of up to 300MB for each file with friends and groups.
This means users with large documents, images, and videos now have more limit to share their content. Microsoft says the change was necessary as file sharing is one of the most common activities on Skype, and the company says the feature is available to everybody with the latest version of the service.
File sharing with the new 300MB limit can also be done even if a recipient contact is offline, while it is possible to download a file on one device and pick up where you left off on another. This means you can access a photo or document on a mobile and then pick it up when you are home on your PC.
“Over the last few weeks we’ve tested a number of different file size limits for file sharing. Based on the results of these tests, we are setting a limit of 300MB per file as this accommodates almost all the file sizes shared over Skype, and has been working well for our millions of users since it started rolling out several weeks ago.”
Of course, some files, especially videos are much larger than 300MB. Microsoft has a non-Skype solution for this in the form of its OneDrive cloud storage service, but naturally, any similar service would also do the trick.
Earlier today, Microsoft announced the launch of Skype Meetings, a browser-based service for US customers that is sort of like a Skype Business-lite service.