The Microsoft webcam is coming to Android, Microsoft said today, as it seeks to capture chats in the wild.
The webcam will be integrated into apps like Messenger, OneNote, and Skype, which will be powered by Microsoft’s AI-powered Cortana voice assistant.
Cortana is Microsoft’s artificial intelligence assistant.
The app will also offer support for the webcam’s microphone, which is a bit like a digital version of a webcam’s shutter.
Microsoft says it will work in both portrait and landscape modes, but only in portrait mode.
It will also be able to record audio and video.
It will be able “to send data via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi,” but it won’t have a microphone.
Microsoft’s announcement came during the annual Microsoft Build conference.
Microsoft said it will also add support for facial recognition when the webcam is turned on.
That will allow users to take selfies with Cortana or with friends, the company said.
The feature was first shown at Build 2017 in March.
Microsoft is not disclosing pricing for the Windows 10 IoT-focused webcam, but Microsoft said it is “committed to supporting and enhancing webcam experiences.”
Microsoft is also testing a voice assistant for its voice-controlled assistant.
The Cortana assistant will be an optional feature, and Microsoft said that Cortana will be available on phones and tablets as well as Xbox, Xbox Live, Windows Store, and other services.
Microsoft launched its Cortana assistant earlier this year and it’s available on PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
Microsoft’s Cortana assistant has been available for Android since last year.