Microsoft integrate Cortana in latest Skype preview update for Android devices


Microsoft rolling out an update to Skype Preview app for the Android devices. The latest update bring couple of new features and Cortana integration to the app along with general fixes and performance improvements.

Microsoft’s personal digital assistant Cortana bot now available for the Skype Preview users. For time being it is only available for U.S. region. Company will expand the region in upcoming months.


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The Cortana bot work as you would expect, It offers you some tips, general facts, weather reports, events around you and more. Of course you have to give permission to the app to access your private data (contacts, email and other related data) and location.

Furthermore, newly updated Skype Preview has also brought other features. Here is the official change-log:

  • Panoramic shots – share panoramic shots with good friends by way of chat or your highlights.
  • Sprinkles – simply just faucet on the wand to incorporate exciting Sprinkles to your shots.
  • Cortana – We are bringing the intelligent aid of Cortana into Skype (US only).
  • General performance and reliability improvements.

As usual, the latest update also brings bug fixes and stability improvements. If you are using Skype Preview on your Android device then go ahead and get the latest update from the Google Play Store. And let us know in a comment below if you find anything special in this update.

As of now Cortana bot is only available for the Skype Preview users. But after some testing and receiving feedback and making necessary changes they will soon rollout update for all users. Stay tune to Insiders Arena for more update.