Microsoft Lync for Windows 8.1 app gets resizable snap mode, in-app contact search and more

Microsoft Lync for Windows 8.1 app gets resizable snap mode, in-app contact search and more

Microsoft updated its Lync enterprise-focused messaging and video conferencing app for Windows 8.1 today, introducing a few new tweaks and features that should improve the overall user experience.

Users can now “take control” of an app or screen that was originally shared by another caller during a Lync Meeting. In addition, Lync users can change the volume of the call without adjusting their system volume, and also run the app at any size in snap mode.

The latter is a small, but notable boon given that in the past, the Lync app for Windows used to be locked to 320 pixels wide while in snap mode.

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The update also allows users to answer incoming calls using a shortcut from the lock screen. The Lync app will show their name and profile picture if available, as well as the option to decline the call or pick up with video or audio alone. None of these features are particularly unique, but they should make online calls and meetings a tad less frustrating, at least.

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