Office Online Gains Skype Chat for Better Collaboration

Office Online Gains Skype Chat for Better Collaboration

Following the theme of better harmony between Microsoft’s different services, the Office team has added Skype chat to Office Online.

Office Online is Microsoft’s answer to cloud-based, free document editors such as Google Docs, featuring Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online. A chat functionality was long wanted, so better late than never. Where Microsoft takes this a step further is by allowing users to extend their chat to their Skype desktop/mobile clients to continue their collaboration later on. This a very convenient step.

To use the feature, just click on the chat button when editing a document.

Introducing Skype document chat in Office Online