Sometime back in 2011 when Microsoft unleashed the Microsoft Lync app for Android, it was not up to the mark and appeared to be an app from 2010 era. Its user-interface design was not something to cheer about and now when you compare Lync with other Microsoft Mobile apps, it appeared superannuated.


Microsoft has now come up with the much coveted update of Lync. The new Lync 2013 is now available for Android users as well.

The new Lync 2013 works more of less on the same grounds as the original version. You need to have a Lync account. Some features may not work until you get them updated from the Lync server. Once all the essential features are updated and everything is in order, Lync 2013 will let you communicate with your mates, on the go, anytime.

The official Lync 2013 Google Play page enlisted its key features as per the following:

  •  View colleagues’ availability in real time and select the best way to communicate – initiating an instant message (IM), email, voice or video call.
  •  Connect to Lync Meetings with a single touch, without requiring long numeric passcodes or conference numbers.
  • Forward or simultaneously ring calls to your Enterprise Voice (Lync ID) number so you’ll never miss a call.
  • Lync 2013 for Android provides transport layer security (TLS) and perimeter/internal network protection without requiring a VPN, so your communications experience is safer no matter where you are or what network you use.

You can download the Lync 2013 directly from Google Play Store and start using it right away on your Android device.