‘Made for India’ Skype Lite app launched on Android: Key highlights

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Microsoft on Wednesday launched Skype Lite, an exclusive “Made for India” app to provide seamless experience in messaging, audio and video calling even at lower bandwidths.

“Packed in a 13MB file, the new app is available only for Android devices and is especially designed to save data,” Satya Nadella, Indian-born CEO of Microsoft, told the media at the company’s “Future Decoded” event here.

The lightweight app supports Indian languages including Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.

“Skype Lite” has data-friendly features such as “tracking data usage” which tells a user about how much data was used.

It also categorises the internet usage into two sections — the amount of mobile data or Wifi used while using the app.

With these new features, the app lets a user to share multimedia files without downloading them to the device.

Microsoft also introduced a dark theme for the new app making it easy for users to work in the night without having much strain in the eyes. Read more

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