Microsoft Teams Will Soon Let You Communicate With Skype Users

Posted on March 12, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Consumer Services, Skype with 12 Comments

Microsoft is soon going to enable a new integration for Skype and Microsoft Teams. The company is working on integrating Skype and Microsoft Teams, which will allow Microsoft Teams users to communicate with Skype users from within Microsoft Teams.

The feature, which is currently in development, is expected to finish rolling out to users by the end of April 2020. It’s apparently one of the features that were keeping some users from moving to Teams. Microsoft had originally promised to ship the feature in Q1 2020, and it’s expected to start rolling out some later this month.

ZDNet first spotted the new feature, which will allow Skype consumer users to chat and call with Microsoft Teams users. Microsoft Teams users will also be able to chat and call Skype users via their Skype ID/email addresses.

Microsoft Teams will have the feature disabled by default, and users will have to manually enable the feature if they want to be able to communicate with Skype users.

It’s not clear exactly how this feature will work, but it will be a major new addition for existing Microsoft Teams users and people who are on the fence about moving to Teams.

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