Skype for Android and iOS Get Cortana Assistant Support

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Microsoft has earlier released a version of its digital assistant for . Today, the company has announced an for that adds built-in support for Cortana. The update is available for both Android and enable .

According to , the Cortana feature in will offer users quick suggestions to respond to text chats. For example, if your Skype friend asks if you are going to the movies tomorrow, Cortana will pop up some suggested answers to that question, such as “Yes”, “No” or something else.

Further more, Cortana might also show some other kinds of information based on your Skype chat responses, such as a of a or restaurant you might be discussing. If you have something on your schedule that you are chatting about with a friend in Skype, Cortana can also recommend setting up a reminder for that event.

Lastly, you can also chat directly with Cortana herself (itself?) and ask questions like what the weather forecast is looking like for the weekend, or asking for suggestions for the best places to eat that are nearby. At the moment, the Cortana feature in and iOS is only available in the ; there’s no word yet on when it might expand to other countries.

This latest expansion of Cortana follows a few days ago that 10 users can set it up to control smart home devices from companies like Nest, SmartThings, Hue and more.

Written with the inputs from Android Authority

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