Announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at Future Decoded conference in Mumbai yesterday, Skype Lite is available to Android users in India starting now.
Skype Lite is designed for India’s challenging network conditions like 2G service and uses less data, less power and enable more users to take advantage of free Skype to Skype calls.
The app also supports seven local languages: Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Skype Lite contains many new features which have been specifically designed with Indian users in mind. This includes SMS filtering, mobile data and Wi-Fi usage monitoring and India focused Skype Bots.
It is available as a free download on Google Play Store, so you can head to the store right now to download Skype Lite from the link below.
Things you can do with Skype Lite now:
- Chat with your friends and family via Skype or SMS
- Manage your SMS better by unselecting promotional messages
- Reduce data consumption by choosing economical calling when making Skype calls
- Know your data usage in the app any time
- Free voice calls or video calls with anyone on Skype
- Share photos, emoticons, and files
- Explore the world of Skype bots
In the future, Microsoft plans to bring Aadhaar integration to the app by June 2017 which will enable Skype users to verify the identity of unknown callers in a variety of situations where identification verification is required, including job interviews, goods and property sale.