There is a new update for Skype that is available right now on iOS and Android devices. This new update was announced by Microsoft and in this new update, there are quite a few new changes to the chats and camera. If you have Skype, you might want to check out the new updates that have just hit both iOS and Android. Read on to learn more about the updates and what you can expect if you download the new update.
Skype Update Places Emphasis on Chat Feature
In terms of what the Skype update does, Microsoft has decided to emphasize the chat features on both the iOS and Android versions of the app. There is also a redesign to the app, as well as enhancements with the camera features, and more improvements to the Stories-like feature. You also can how customize Skype using your favorite colors as Microsoft is focusing on making the app more personalized for each user. You can change how each section of Skype looks, which is pretty cool too.
The first thing you will notice is that there is a new “Chat” section that opens up when you launch the Skype app. There is also a new “Highlights” section, which is basically nothing more than the Skype version of Stories. You can go to the Camera with just a swipe, and you will be able to quickly take pictures and videos. You can also decorate your pictures and videos with various text and emojis, and then you will be able to post your video or picture with ease onto Highlights. The good thing about Highlights is that instead of how the content stays up for 24 hours like on Stories, the content on Highlights stays up for a week. You also can choose to send your Highlights to people before it is posted publicly.
Skype iOS & Android Update Details
Beyond that, we also see that there are new reactions in Highlights and chats that are similar to what you would find in Facebook. This allows you to react to things like pictures, messages, videos, and more with emojis. That is cool because now you no longer have to text your reactions.
There is also some new features such as Cortana being introduced into Skype, which allows you to do quick responses and there are other add-ins as well. The add-ins, also known as bots, include MSN Weather, StubHub, YouTube, Gfycat, Giphy, and BigOven. Also included is Polls, Upworthy, and Bing.
THERE ARE ALSO SOME OTHER SKYPE UPDATES, INCLUDING THE ABILITY TO SEND THE LARGE EMOJIS ON TOP OF THE PHOTOS, STICKERS, AND TEXT MESSAGES. THERE WILL BE GAMING INTRODUCED INTO THE VIDEO CALLS AS WELL, AND THERE WILL BE THE ABILITY TO WATCH VIDEOS TOGETHER DURING CALLS. YOU CAN GET THE NEW SKYPE VERSION RIGHT NOW ON ANDROID AND THE IOS VERSION WILL BE COMING IN A FEW WEEKS.
ALL OF THESE NEW FEATURES ADDED TO SKYPE ARE REALLY GOING TO IMPROVE THE OVERALL SOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE APP. YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE BETTER WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE MUCH QUICKER TOO. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE TO WAIT ABOUT THREE WEEKS OR FOUR WEEKS FOR THE IOS UPDATE, THIS IS DEFINITELY A MUCH-APPRECIATED UPDATE TO THE APP. IF YOU HAVE AN ANDROID DEVICE, YOU CAN ALREADY CHECK OUT THE NEW FEATURES, SO HEAD TO GOOGLE PLAY RIGHT NOW TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW VERSION.