Neowin has gotten a chance to play with the new
Metro Modern UI app for Skype and put it through our initial gauntlet of test for usability and general stability. The app is still in preview state but is relatively solid for performance. We conducted several calls with one and multi-person chats with little issue.
The UI is fluid and dare we say fast too. The Skype team has done a good job at making the application finger friendly and so far, we have not had any crashes with the platform.
Skype for the Modern UI handles all tasks quite well, with the chat interface being clean and simple to navigate which a nice departure from the previous UI that was not universally loved. Chatting via text is a pleasant experience as well too with text appearing large and easily distinguishable and there are alternating colored backgrounds for each person who is chatting.
During our time with the application, it did not crash a single time. In fact, when chatting via voice and text, the parties on the other end could not tell that we were using the preview app. Considering how well polished this application is, we fully expect that it will be released by Microsoft in the very near future.
If you have any questions about the Skype Modern Ui app, let us know in the comments and we will do our best to answer them for you.
Thanks for the tip Anon!