Microsoft announces improved file sharing support on Skype

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Microsoft today announced improvements related to file sharing on Skype making it easier to use on every device. First of all, they are reducing the maximum file size limit to 300MB. You can now share files, photos, documents and videos of up to 300MB with friends and groups even if they’re offline. Second, you can now download a file multiple times on different devices. For example, you can start reviewing a PowerPoint document on your phone, and then download it again to make edits on a computer at home.

Over the last few weeks we’ve tested a number of different file size limits for file sharing. Based on the results of these tests, we are setting a limit of 300MB per file as this accommodates almost all the file sizes shared over Skype, and has been working well for our millions of users since it started rolling out several weeks ago. For those of you who want to send files larger than 300MB, OneDrive is an excellent option to share photos, videos and documents with your contacts, and it offers additional benefits of up to 5GB of free storage, local sync, and collaboration via the Office apps.

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