Skype Lite for Android is the new messaging app developed by Microsoft for India that works even with unstable connections.
Even Microsoft has decided to release an application “light” designed for use in areas with limited connectivity. During the conference Future Decoded organized in Mumbai, the CEO Satya Nadella presented Skype Lite, a specific version for the Indian market. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
The Redmond company’s goal is the same as Facebook and Google, which reach as many people in the world, offering services adapted to the network infrastructure of any country. How Facebook Lite and YouTube Go, even Skype Lite has a smaller size to the original application (only 13 MB) and consumes less battery. This means it can also be installed on older Android smartphones and runs smoothly in the presence of unstable or slow connections (2G).
Skype Lite supports seven local languages (Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu) and includes specific functionality for the Indian market, as SMS filtering for spam, monitor consumption of mobile network and WiFi, Skype Bots for news, sports scores and travel. There are of course the best-known features, including chat one-on-one and group voice and video calls, share files, photos and emoji.
Starting in June, Microsoft will integrate Skype Lite on the Aadhaar authentication system that will verify the identity of unknown interlocutors, such as during a job interview or a sale. One asks the other user to enter the number Aadhaar and OTP code received via SMS on your smartphone. At the end of the call, all data will be deleted from the device.