Microsoft releases an update to its Xim photo sharing app with a number of new features

Microsoft releases an update to its Xim photo sharing app with a number of new features

Microsoft has released the update for its new photo-sharing app, Xim with a number of features including media streaming capability.

The Xim app was launched in October this year for all major mobile platforms including Android, iOS and Windows Phone, and now it has been bumped up to version 1.3 from 1.0.

One of the noticeable feature added in the update is the ability to allow Xim app to share photos on big screens like televisions, via a various streaming media devices that include Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox One and Amazon Fire TV.

Once the app is updated, it will automatically detect any streaming devices in range and pairs itself with a single button tap.

Regarding this feature Microsoft said, “What’s especially cool is that someone can call you on your mobile phone while you’re at home, initiate a Xim session, have you pair your device with the streaming media player in your house and, using their mobile phone, control the images appearing on your big screen.”

In addition to this photo-sharing feature, the company has also included several bug fixes, and now allow users to set Xim session expiration time to one hour.

Notably, Microsoft earlier this week released the preview version of the Skype Translator for Windows 8.1 users,