Microsoft Office files are seamlessly integrated into Skype for Android

By | 20th January 2016


Today, Microsoft is seeing two of its biggest businesses form a better relationship. People using both Office and Skype will be very happy to know that Microsoft is enabling seamless transition between the apps. If someone sends you a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file on Skype, the communication platform will redirect you to to the appropriate app that displays it.


Here’s what the Skype team said:

Easily open Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets that you receive in 1:1 and group chats. If a friend sends you a Word document, tapping on the file will open it right up in Word for Android; no extra steps needed! If you don’t have Office apps for Android installed, tapping on the file will give you easy instructions on how to download and install them.

Once in any of the Office apps, you can take advantage of the new productivity features added last week.


Skype is also adding another way to schedule calls with Outlook. Instead of being forced to schedule calls in Outlook, Skype is allowing you to schedule calls from within its app. Get the dropdown menu to appear and a Schedule a call option appears to add the item to your calendar. So you can avoid going between Outlook and Skype just to schedule a call with your parents or your boss.

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