It contains text and media chat, multimedia timelines, celebrity and brand interaction, disappearing photographic posts, stickers and image filters, chat rooms, animated masks, social games, and of course, video chat.

It’s available across i OS, Android, and PC, and it is all safely encrypted.

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In a two-person call you can also switch who has the dominant window and who is reduced to a corner spot.

That means you can surf the net, send an email, or just flick through your image gallery to find that perfect shot you want to share, all while maintaining audio and visual contact with your friends on video chat.

The designers are still putting the final touches on Tele Beauty, but a prototype, compatible with Skype for Business, is expected to be ready in time for Microsoft’s Work Improvement Week, which begins on October 17.

Another feature rumored to be in the final version is the ability to blur the background behind the user’s face, allowing users to maintain some extra privacy by hiding views of their home from clients and colleagues.

That puts female telecommuters in the position of choosing between going through the trouble of putting on their makeup for a video conference (which may only last a few minutes) or committing a business faux pas. Called Tele Beauty, the video chat project is a joint effort between the Japanese cosmetics giant and Microsoft Japan.

After aligning her face in the center of the screen, the user can then select one of four styles of makeup: natural, trend, cool, feminine, which apply varying degrees of simulated cosmetics to her face’s appearance on the other chat participants’ screens.

In the meantime, male telecommuters will have to keep their fingers crossed that the program takes off and gets an eventual upgrade that will digitally remove their stubble if they haven’t shaved.

You want more spoken practice without having to pay money, or go to Japan, or make friends, or leave your house.

Telecommuting can be an extremely efficient workstyle for employees who handle most of their assignments independently.

Time savings come from not only being able to skip the commute to and from the office, but because telecommuters can basically roll out of bed and get right to work, rather than going through the lengthy grooming and wardrobe processes involved in looking business-presentable.

Japan is a place where traditions and the present harmonize with each other.