Microsoft has updated the Skype messaging app. The new feature has been rolled out as a part of the company’s Build 2016 conference.
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The mentioned feature has been named as Skype Bots. Microsoft has described the new feature as; "a new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into your daily messaging on Skype.”
Microsoft showcased the new feature by displaying a Cortana integrated Skype client.
Cortana here acted as a Skype Bot to help users identify people, places, and things in their messages, as well as display more info about them.
It is also capable of performing of other tasks like hotel booking, travel details, calendar management and a lot more.
The Skype Bots feature is accessible only through the messaging currently.
However, Microsoft has claimed that Bots would be available for video and audio calling in the future, as well.
The Skype Bots is coming soon for iOS, Android, as well as Windows users.
The company has also released a new Skype developer program for developers.
The developers are allowed to build the Skype Bots from now on.
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Check out the link for the Skype Developers to know more.