Microsoft Releases A New Version of Skype for Desktop

In today’s hectic world, maintaining personal connections is tougher than ever. Microsoft has been listening to users’ feedback and today announced a new version of Skype for Desktop to make keeping in touch easier—both professionally and personally.


The Skype for desktop Preview and the next generation of Skype for mobile improved the way users connect with their contacts and added expanded capabilities such as personalized themes, chat list, and @mentions to the Skype experience. 

The Skype desktop app—now out of preview and rolling out today—brings all these exciting new improvements and features to your desktop. It’s all built on brand-new technology that scales to billions of people on a reliable platform.

  • Your everyday place for personal connections: Starting today, users can use the same Skype across all their devices such as smartphones and laptops. The new desktop version of Skype lets you connect naturally, with tools and features that can transform everyday conversations. Choose a color and theme that reflects your mood, send up to 300 MB files over Skype simply by dragging and dropping the file, and more.

  • Be more productive: With the new Skype, users can get more done their PCs. Send and receive Skype messages in real-time, answer calls directly from your PC, share their screen to present their latest ideas to everyone, and quickly find shared content in the chat media gallery.

  • Keep in touch with lots of people, effortlessly: Whether you wish to speak to all your siblings at once with free group video calling, or start a discussion with your colleagues, Skype for desktop has you covered with reactions, @mentions, status updates, and bots to help you express yourself and update one another  

You can find more information on today’s announcement on the Skype blog.

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