Lync app update for Windows 8.1 features lock screen call answering, better Snap view and more

Lync app update for Windows 8.1 lets you answer calls on the lock screen, better Snap view and more

Microsoft Lync, for those that did not know, is an enterprise class messaging and video conferencing service. Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Lync app for Windows 8.1, offering several new features and fixing some bugs along the way - all thanks to user feedback.

"We kept a close eye on your reviews and comments in the Windows Store as well as other channels of feedback.  Based on your feedback, we made a number of improvements in this update that we think you’ll like," Microsoft stated on the official Lync blog.

In this new update, you can now take control of shared screens or apps. In other words, during a Lync Meeting with app sharing or screen sharing, you can take control of the sharing started by someone else in the meeting. The Lync app also supports the new fluid Snap mode in Windows 8.1. You can also answer audio and video calls directly from the lock screen.

The updated Lync app also supports the ability to mute the speakers or control the volume of your call from the conversation window without affecting your Windows speaker volume. There is now an in-app contact search, so you can find your contacts with ease. Microsoft has also added a "number of improvements" to the app sign-in experience.

Head over to the download link below to grab the updated Lync app for Windows 8.1. And remember to continue to provide your feedback, as Microsoft is indeed listening!