Microsoft has released a new preview version of Skype to test before the public release. Version 8.84 is now available for Skype Insiders with various quality-of-life improvements and bug fixes.
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In its latest effort to help Ukrainian users, Microsoft announced free Skype calls to landline and mobile numbers in Ukraine. Also, Skype now supports more languages for translating to/from Ukrainian.
Microsoft may be integrating a Skype Meet Now panel directly into its Edge browser, accessible via the omnibar. It is currently toggled off by default in Edge Canary, but can be enabled.
Amazon is seemingly giving away a $50 gift card if you commit to a Microsoft 365 Family 12 month subscription. But be aware that this offer is only good for today in the Deal of the Day offerings.
Microsoft has outlined some new features that it will bring to Skype in the coming months including a new call stage, more vibrant themes, TwinCam and PSTN Translator. The features are due soon.
Skype for Business Online is being retired today in favor of Microsoft Teams. The Redmond firm announced the change two years ago and is offering organizations assisted upgrades to Teams Only mode.
Microsoft has released version 188.8.131.52 of Skype Insider Preview. It packs interesting features such as support for animated backgrounds, customized call reactions, and split windows on Android.
Microsoft has updated Skype to version 8.71, and while there isn't much in the way of new features, it looks like the web version of the app will now work on Safari, both on desktop and iOS.
Microsoft has released a new build of Skype to users running preview builds of the app. Version 8.69 brings some design tweaks and improved performance courtesy of a new version of Electron.
Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Skype across platforms, bringing some improvements such as new message reaction options, background blur on Android, and improved sharing on iOS.
EE has released data about its customers' usage of its 5G network. Between October and December, it saw a 40% increase in traffic month-on-month. It suggests that more people are buying 5G phones.
This Skype for Business Quick Reference provides shortcuts, tips and tricks for the popular program. Use this reference to brush up on the basics and to find alternative methods to favorite commands.
Microsoft has released a new update for Skype, bringing it to version 8.67. This release includes the Together Mode view for group calls, which places participants in the same virtual environment.
Microsoft has begun rolling out Skype version 8.66 to all users that brings support for up to 100 call participants on all supported platforms. There is the usual suite of bug fixes as well.
Microsoft has released a new preview version of Skype, bringing it to version 8.66. With the latest update, it's now possible to have calls with up to 100 participants, double the previous limit.
Microsoft is rolling out a new version of Skype to those trying out the preview builds of the app, and the latest release includes a handful of improvements and new features to try out.
Microsoft has introduced a new feature - Meet Now - for seamless video conferencing on Windows 10. It allows you to quickly start a meeting or join a scheduled one you've been invited to via Skype.
Skype 8.64 is now rolling out to all users that brings the ability to customize the quick reaction for messages. iOS users can now share content with Skype contacts directly from the share sheet.
Microsoft is testing new features in Edge's new tab page that let some users host a video meeting via Skype and see recommended searches. These features seem to be live on Edge Canary builds for now.
Microsoft has released another new version of Skype, bringing it to version 8.62. It adds changeable backgrounds on desktop and new grid views for video calls that fit more people on screen.
Microsoft has announced the release of Skype version 8.61 for all platforms, as well as the release of Skype version 15 for Windows 10, which replaces the existing React Native version with Electron.
Microsoft has released a new update for the Skype app, and it adds some significant new features, including the ability to see nine video call participants at once, which was first launched in Teams.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented a great opportunity for Skype but it still lacked behind other video calling apps. However, the Redmond giant has no intention of ditching Skype in favour of Teams.
Microsoft has further pushed the rollout completion of Skype and Teams interoperability to the end of June. The firm is ironing out issues owing to "sub-optimal" feedback for the feature.
After a noticeable delay in rolling out the feature, Microsoft has updated its roadmap to state that interoperability between the two communication services will roll out this month.
Microsoft has released a new update for Skype, bringing it to version 8.59. It adds the ability to replace your background in video calls, but not if you installed Skype from the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft has released a new version of Skype to users in the Insider program, bringing a few improvements such as the ability to delete multiple contacts and end calls from the chat list.
Microsoft has released a new update for the Skype app through the Microsoft Store, and it seems to turn the app into the regular desktop version, and removing some of the OS integration it had.
Microsoft revealed in an advisory that it will be rolling out interoperability between Teams and Skype in March 2020, allowing users to call and chat with each other on either platform.
Microsoft has released a new update to Skype on all platforms, and it now lets users delete contacts directly from the contact list. The update is rolling out gradually, so you may not have it yet.
Microsoft has updated Skype to version 8.55 across supported platforms, adding a new feature to instantly start video meetings with other people, even if they don't have a Skype account.
Microsoft has announced that it it's discontinuing the Skype Translator bot, and building translated conversations directly into the Skype app. There will be fewer supported languages, though.
Microsoft is rolling out a new update to Skype this week, adding a couple of new features in the form of group call scheduling and drag-and-drop support for sharing contacts on desktop.
Microsoft has announced some enhancements for Skype to make the chat experience more rewarding. These include message drafts, bookmarks, preview for media and files, and some other features as well.
Following redesigns for many of the company's Office properties, Microsoft is also revamping the iconography for Skype. The new design is now available for both the iOS and the Android app.
According to a new report, Microsoft's contractors are listening to personal calls on Skype in an effort to improve the service's translation efforts. It seems that the collected data is anonymous.
On this week's episode, Rich and João talk about the death of Skype SMS Connect, improvements to the Chromium-based Edge browser, new Windows 10 builds, and the new Snapdragon chipset.
Skype users are seeing a message warning them of the impending death of the SMS Connect feature next month. Microsoft is instead pushing the Your Phone app to send and receive SMS on your PC.