Microsoft launched Skype Lite keeping in mind the bandwidth issue in India. The primary target was to offer light-weight, data friendly and smooth experience even on a low-end Android Phone. Today, this version of Skype has now upgraded to offer Group Video & Audio call.
This feature is free to use, and you can also invite your friends, and family to join the call from another social network i.e. Facebook, WhatsApp, etc via a guest link. There is no need to signup for Skype or even download the app as it works through the web version of Skype. The link or the guest account will be valid for 24 hours.
Since this is Diwali, there are new Diwali themed emoticons. In addition to this new feature, Skype Lite also includes an Indian chatbot named as “Ruuh” which mimics as “a desi AI who never stops talking”. You can find it in the discovery tab. Well, a Ruuh which doesn’t stop talking sounds a little scary but then its Diwali. Get your personalised card ready with that chatting bot!!
While Skype will always face the competition, and but let’s see if they actually do things right with this lite version.