Skype for Business Mobile App Coming Soon to iOS!

Look out all you Lync 2013 mobile app iOS users, a new updated and renamed version of the mobile app is on it’s way! As announced earlier this year, Skype for Business for iOS  was set to be released this fall. It looks like Microsoft has kept their word and the new Skype for Business iOS app is expected to be released October 2015, according to a notification received on my mobile app this evening.

Skype For Business is coming!

Skype For Business is coming!

After clicking on the “Learn More” button, I was redirected to Microsoft’s support page which announces the new app and has some FAQs.

Some key take aways are:

  • The new mobile app has “Skype” look and feel similar to the desktop version
  • iOS version 8.0 or later is required- update now if you want to enjoy the new app
  • If you are running an older version of Lync mobile app, you can continue to use that
  • Skype for Business for Windows Phone is available now and the Android version is in technical preview.

Can not wait to see how the new version works compared to the somewhat buggy Lync 2013 iOS version.  Here is a preview of what the new mobile app looks like!

Skype For Business for iOS - New Look and Feel

Skype For Business for iOS – New Look and Feel