Skype for Business for Android App Now Available

Attention Android users! Microsoft recently released Skype for Business for Android. Skype for Business for Android is a productivity app that brings Skype Meetings, presence, instant messaging (IM), voice, and video capabilities to your employee’s Android mobile device.

For IT admins, there is a step-by-step Skype for Business for Android productivity guide to learn more and prepare your users. The document contains guidance and installation instructions that can be reused, customized, or deleted entirely if they do not apply to your organization’s environment or installation scenarios.


Tailored for on-the-go scenarios

A new dashboard design brings the contact search bar, your upcoming meetings and most recent conversations to one place. Simply tap the Quick Join icon to the right of your appointment name to join your meetings with one touch, or tap the name of the meeting to see its details. Your recent conversations are at your fingertips, no matter which device you had the conversation on. Additionally, full-screen video as well as larger call-control buttons to mute and add participants to a meeting make it easy for you to collaborate on the go.

Skype for Business chat interface

Improved contact management

Search your Global Address List in the contact list search bar by name, email or phone number. Easily search for a contact within your organized Skype for Business groups and add or remove a contact as well.

Skype for Business mobile interface

Additional authentication and security options

The Skype for Business Android app now supports modern authentication, which is utilized by other Office clients and allows for a consistent authentication experience for your users. Moreover, since modern authentication is based on access tokens, user’s credentials are not stored on their device.

Modern authentication also enables IT admins to configure multi-factor authentication for users of the Skype for Business Android app, increasing the security beyond just a user name and password. With multi-factor authentication, users are required to acknowledge a phone call, text message or an app notification on their device after correctly entering their user name and password.

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