Microsoft's widely-used telecommunications application Skype, is expanding its platform with multiple new features. Android users will now get an elevated camera experience, allowing them to snap pictures with merely a click, and edit them within the platform itself. The app's overhaul comes with a newly revamped call screen, dishing out a hoard of fresh features, including an intuitive focus mode.
Bing to Uplift User Interaction in 1:1 Skype Chats
With this new feature, Bing, Microsoft's own search engine, will be incorporated in one-on-one Skype chats. This feature will be available across all Skype versions, from desktop to mobile. Microsoft has already integrated Bing chat into the app. Adding Bing to 1:1 chats expands this integration. Bing in Skype is not the search engine version of the AI. Instead, it provides direct access to the AI for Skype chats.
According to Microsoft, Bing will enrich chats with a wide array of interactions such as jokes, suggestions, recommendations, and various other user-focused inputs. Bing will play the role of a chat pal, enabling intelligent suggestions, fun facts, and lively interjections. With Bing utilizing AI technology, users can expect quick trivia and insightful suggestions, fostering engaging conversations. While Bing is expected to enliven user interactions, Microsoft says, it will also respect user discretion and could be deactivated easily in the chat settings.
A Richer, Interactive and User-Friendly Experience
The integration of Bing into Skype's 1:1 chats is set to redefine the chat experience, with users being able to avail the perks of the tech-savvy chat pal in the coming few days. Along with Bing's arrival, Microsoft also promises the implementation of the novel call screen and camera experience.