Skype for Business is now on Android

Lync for Android has become Skype for Business for Android. The change brings a fresh new look and simplified controls to all the features and functionality you already know.

Side-by-side screenshots of Lync and Skype for Business

We realize that you have some questions about what the change means for you. Read on!

Want to skip the questions and get right to business?

Get all the information you need to get started using Skype for Business for Android right away. Download the Skype for Business for Android Productivity Guide.

Why the change?

This evolution combines the ease and familiarity of Skype with the communication and collaboration features of Lync and enables you to conduct your business through an enterprise-grade secure platform using the devices you already have.

What's new in Skype for Business for Android?

Skype for Business for Android includes a new look and feel, at-a-glance view of your upcoming meetings and conversation history, easy call control, and other improvements. And, if your organization uses Skype for Business Server 2015, the ability to communicate with your Skype contacts using IM, audio call, and video call. We've spelled out all the details in See what's new in Skype for Business for Android. See that article for the full story.

Will the update happen automatically?

You can go to the Google Play Store to download it. If you already have Lync 2013 on your device, you will be prompted to update to Skype for Business.

Does Skype for Business run on all versions of Android?

Skype for Business runs on Android 4.0 and later.

I'm using Lync 2013 for Android but my desktop has Skype for Business

The update to Skype for Business is available through the Google Play Store to all users with Android version 4.0 or later. Once the update is installed, your contacts and meetings will be there and will work just like they did in Lync.

I'm using Lync 2013 for Android and my desktop also has Lync 2013

The update to Skype for Business is available through the Google Play Store to all users with Android version 4.0 or later. Once the update is installed, your contacts and meetings will be there and will work just like they did in Lync.

I'm using Lync 2010 for Android and my desktop also has Lync 2010

You will not be able to update to Skype for Business.

I've never used Lync or Skype for Business on my Android phone. Where do I get it?

To use Skype for Business for Android, you need a Skype for Business or Lync account—typically the same user name and password you use when signing in at work or school. If you're already using the desktop version of Skype for Business, then you have a Skype for Business account. You can download it from the Google Play Store. See Install Skype for Business on Android for more information.

See Also

What's Skype for Business?

Skype for Business is here!

Productivity Guide (download)

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