Microsoft has begun rolling out a new version of Skype to all users, bumping up the version to 8.64. This update comes almost two months after rolling out version 8.62 that brought replaceable backgrounds for the desktop and a new grid view for video calls. Version 8.63 was released earlier this month, but only contained bug fixes and no new features.
Skype 8.64 isn’t a major update either, since it brings just one new significant feature that lets users customize the message reaction picker in the app. Users can now hit the ‘Customize’ icon to tailor all the reaction that they want displayed to quickly access them when reacting to messages. This feature is rolling out to all versions of Skype, including on the desktop and mobile clients.
The Redmond firm also adds that it has tweaked some keyboard shortcuts to “fix a bug between Skype and Terminal”. In addition to that, Skype for iOS users can now directly share content with Skype contacts from the share tray. Unfortunately, that function is not present for Windows 10 users because it was removed when the React Native-based version of the app was replaced with the Electron version back in June. The share sheet on Microsoft’s OS does not display Skype as a share target.
The rest of the improvements in version 8.64 bring the usual bug fixes and stability improvements for all the platforms. The company says that the update is rolling out gradually to all users, so it could be a few days till the update shows up for everyone.